Jaguars owner Shad Khan must raise standard, starting with himself

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Shad Khan has been a hands-off owner since he agreed to purchase the Jacksonville Jaguars from Wayne and Delores Weaver in November 2011.

He had no experience in the NFL, nor as an owner of a professional sports team, and smartly decided to allow the experienced people he hired to do their jobs without meddling.

Khan maintained that approach for the next nine years. The result? His franchise has gone 41-106, and he tied former New Orleans Saints owner John Mecom Jr. as the second-fastest owner to reach 100 losses. Both reached that mark in 141 games, one more than former Tampa Bay owner Hugh Culverhouse (140).

So it’s beyond time for Khan to get more involved. He took a step in that direction by firing general manager Dave Caldwell on Nov. 29 and coach Doug Marrone on Monday.

Khan, 70, has not ignored the Jaguars and is involved behind the scenes, but the franchise needs him to be out front and heavily involved.

Owner, team Years Games Hugh Culverhouse, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1976-93 140 John Mecom Jr., New Orleans Saints 1967-84 141 Shad Khan, Jacksonville Jaguars 2011-present 141 Mike Brown, Cincinnati Bengals

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