The NFL reached a 10-year deal with English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur this week to host games in a new North London stadium.
But that doesn’t mean the Jaguars are going to become permanent residents there.
The London Evening Standard reported that Jacksonville owner Shad Khan was interested in buying Spurs (he currently owns second-division Fulham) and moving the Jaguars to London.
But buried deep beneath the sensational headline was what seems to be a salient point.
“These reports are total nonsense and complete fiction,” a spokesman for Khan replied.
Speculation about the Jaguars moving to London isn’t new. The speculation that they were moving somewhere has existed long before the league made such a push to promote the game there, with multiple games per year.
Prior to the denial, the report mentioned that Khan had only had “informal discussions” with advisers, and no contact with Spurs officials, which doesn’t really back up what was otherwise a really interesting story.