Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan was interviewed Tuesday in New York on “CBS This Morning” and reiterated his goal to rebuild the franchise “one piece at a time, one step at a time.”
“I think the first thing is you’ve got to relate to the fans,” Khan said to Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King. “They have got to re-embrace us.”
Although the Jaguars are coming off the worst season in their history after finishing with a 2-14 record, he expressed optimism that the NFL’s system of competitive balance will allow them to turn things around in a hurry.
“The NFL really defines that — where you could be horrible one year and be very competitive the next,” he said.
He also spoke candidly when asked about becoming the league’s first Pakistani-Muslim owner, saying that even after meeting fans in person for the first time, “there were still people who were unhappy. And it was like, ‘Well, it’s your problem now; it’s not mine.’ ”
But he was coy when Rose, without mentioning Tim Tebow by name, asked Khan if he was looking for any “famous quarterbacks” to add to the Jaguars’ roster.