Shahid Khan officially became the new owner of the Jaguars on Wednesday.
“I did have to break some piggy banks this morning,” Khan said via the Florida Times-Union. “It’s a great feeling. The check cleared.”
With that official business out of the way, Khan is looking to wrap up his search for his next coach. We’ve already heard the Jaguars have requested to speak to no fewer than five offensive coordinators from around the league.
Khan says that the actual list is even bigger. The Jaguars have requested to speak with or spoken with “several” other candidates that the public doesn’t know about, according to an article from Tania Ganguli.
Khan says the team has defined its top three targets and all three “are excellent.”
It sounds like the top three includes Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. Albert Breer of NFL.com continues to hear that Gruden is the favorite for the job.
Gruden has been seen as a favorite from the start, but hasn’t been mentioned publicly as a possible interview. Then again, Khan said that “discretion is a very valuable asset” to a candidate.