Things may be looking pretty ugly on offense right now, but the Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t afraid of stepping up to the plate, putting their name out there and leading the way in something — expanding under the international spotlight.
When the St. Louis Rams pulled out of “hosting” responsibilities recently for London, the league needed a team to send overseas.
It should come as no surprise that the Jaguars jumped on the opportunity. The club has made it clear it wants to play games overseas in an effort to grow its fan base, increase its international appeal and advertise its city.
Vito Stellino of the Florida-Times Union reports that the team has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow, where owner Shad Khan and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce that the Jaguars “will play multiple games” in London.
Some fans feel it would be a perfect trade if a premium game is taken away from the city of Jacksonville and played in London, as long as they’re given the option to decline one of the required preseason games.
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