Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Jacksonville Jaguars helmet and an American flag in the third quarter of their game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Shad Khan: Players no longer view Jacksonville as ‘paid vacation’


The Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t known as the most competitive team in the league and last year cornerback Aaron Ross called his one-year stint with the Jaguars “a nice paid vacation to Florida.” The Jaguars have been active in free agency and drafted Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and owner Shad Khan says his team’s mentality is changing.

“There’s no sense of entitlement anymore,” Khan said, via The Florida Times-Union. “You’re not going to have one of our ex-players saying he’s coming back from a paid vacation in Florida anymore.

“To me, when you come here (now), you absolutely feel the drive and the hunger, whether it’s on the business side or on the football side. You need that to become successful.”

The Jags certainly look set to turn things around with some big free agent signings under their belt and hopefully a franchise quarterback in Bortles. Changing that mentality will only come if they can win some games and rise in the division standings, and in their division it could be easier to do than other divisions around the league.

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  • Don Don

    That’s a good owner