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Jacksonville Jaguars: 7 Reasons the Jags Are Staying in Florida
Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville was considered a long shot behind St. Louis and Baltimore when it placed its bid for an NFL expansion franchise.

The city overcame the odds and shocked the NFL world Nov. 30, 1993, when it was awarded the Jaguars as the 30th franchise.

A team in Jacksonville was considered an up-hill battle due to city's small market size. Although there have been peaks and valleys, the Jaguars have stayed in Jacksonville since its inaugural season in 1995.

Jacksonville has been unable to shake off the stigma that it's unworthy of having an NFL team, as there have long been rumors of the Jaguars relocating.

However, Jacksonville is a viable long-term home to the Jaguars, and there are seven reasons why the team isn't leaving anytime soon.

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