The Jaguars were already racking up the frequent flier miles, thanks to their “home game” in London.
Now, they’ll get a few extra Marriott points too.
According to John Oehser of the team’s official website, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has decided to keep his team on the West Coast for the week between early games.
The Jags play at the Raiders on Sept. 15, then go to Seattle for a Sept. 22 game. Rather than fly back to Florida to prepare for the Seahawks game, they’ll stay in California, and head to Seattle closer to the weekend.
That’s just part of a brutal travel schedule for the Jags, who come home for one week to play the Colts, then have back-to-back road games at St. Louis and Denver.
They do get another home game with the Chargers before they “host” the 49ers at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27, but come out of the bye with three of four on the road.
Of course, they volunteered for the annual trip to London, which dampens any sympathy they deserve for their travel schedule. But when the league’s scheduling rotation sends them to play the AFC West and NFC West, it makes for some long stretches away from home.