Mayor addresses rumor of another NFL team coming to San Diego
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There is no shortage of rumors surrounding which teams are going to end up in Los Angeles and they’re coming from well-known sports writers and bloggers.
On Wednesday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer was asked about the latest rumor, which is that if the Chargers and Rams end up sharing a stadium in Inglewood, or the Chargers and Raiders end up in Carson, that in either scenario, the Jacksonville Jaguars would be interested in coming to San Diego.
Here’s a few reasons why.
For years, the Jaguars have been struggling in the NFL, both on the field and in television ratings.
Some suggest ratings for the Miami Dolphins have been going down because many of the team’s North Florida fans can’t watch the Dolphins games because the Jaguars games are on.
But if the Jags more to San Diego, that problem is fixed.
And the owner of the Jaguars, Shahid Khan, has some of the deepest pockets of all the NFL owners, meaning he might be able to help get a stadium deal done in San Diego.
On Wednesday, KUSI was able to ask Mayor Faulconer directly if San Diego would be able to build a stadium without the Chargers in hopes of attracting another team.
Here’s what he had to say:
"I’m only interested in keeping the Chargers right here in San Diego. There’s always conversations about other cities and other teams."
Again, this is all rumor and ultimately, it’s the league’s call.
But the league is being very tight-lipped about what scenario they want to see play out.
And Carmen Policy spoke before the Carson City Council saying the Chargers and Raiders are moving forward with their stadium deal there and Goldman Sachs is on board.