Tag:NFL Owners Meeting
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:42 pm

NFL owners unanimously approve new Jags owner

By Will Brinson

NFL owners unanimously approved the sale of the Jacksonville Jaguars to Shahid Khan on Wednesday, according to reports.

Wayne Weaver announced the sale of the team to Khan a little over two weeks ago, the same day that Jack Del rio was fired as Jaguars coach.

Khan was then recommended by the NFL's finance committee (Weaver was a member, though he recused himself from voting) to the full group of NFL owners for a vote to approve him for Jaguars ownership.

That vote took place in Irving, Texas as the NFL owners meeting, and Khan was unanimously approved as the new Jaguars owner, according to multiple reports.

Khan now faces a number of daunting challenges, including the decision as to whether or not he should stay in Jacksonville.

The newest NFL owner couldn't comment specifically on the team staying in north Florida, but said that fans "will not be disappointed" when asked about moving the franchise.

Khan must also go about hiring his first head coach (GM Gene Smith signed an extension shortly before the team was sold) and work on boosting lagging attendance in Jacksonville.

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