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Jaguars valued at nearly $1.5 billion by Forbes

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were often kicked around as the worst and least valuable franchise in the NFL. When Wayne Weaver decided to sell the team to Shad Khan, a lot of people decided that meant the team would move and Khan would cash in on the team. Those of us who were smart and actually did the research knew that wasn't going to happen, but Khan has nearly doubled his investment in just four short years.

Forbes recently released their valuations for NFL franchises and the Jaguars were up to 27th overall, worth $1.48 billion (h/t Ryan O'Halloran). This also puts the Jaguars as the 50th most valuable sports franchise in the world. The team ranked above the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills. I said St. Louis Rams, because they're valuation is likely going to sky rocket to an absurd number based solely on the fact that they'll be based in Los Angeles going forward.

Khan originally purchased the Jaguars for $760 million back in 2011 and has grown significantly each year. Now, a lot of that has to do with the NFL's revenue sharing and new television deals, but it also has to do with the seeming face-lift Khan has brought to what previously appeared to be a rudderless organization.