Barely two weeks ago, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver announced that he’d sell the team to Shahid Khan, the man who was Kroenke-blocked from buying the Rams last year.
Today, the sale could become official.
NFL owners gathered in Dallas for a quarterly meeting will vote on the bid to buy the Jaguars. Though a 75-percent supermajority is required, the vote likely is a formality. This process unfolded behind the scenes for months before Weaver let the Khan out of the bag; if it wasn’t going to be approved, it never would have been announced.
“I am really optimistic that we are going to get thing done and you are going to have a great new owner in Jacksonville,” Weaver recently said, via the Florida Times-Union.
Last week, the league’s finance committee approved the deal, a key step toward the official sale, which if (when) approved will become effective on January 4.
Jaguars fans have welcomed the move, thanks to comments from Weaver indicating that Khan plans to keep the team in Jacksonville. During last week’s Monday night game at EverBank Field, fans wore fake handlebar mustaches as an homage to Khan’s trademark facial hair.