NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made it no mystery that he wants Los Angeles and London to have football teams. The NFL has hosted at least one game a year in London’s Wembley stadium since 2007 as they continue to promote the league in Europe. While Goodell reiterated at the NFL’s annual fall meeting that it is not a primary objective to have an NFL team move to London he believes it is important to “continue the growth of our game internationally. “
According to ESPN.com stats and info, the Jacksonville Jaguars is one of the most unpopular franchises in the league with an average of only 59,000 fans attending each game.
“Right now, our focus is on the U.K. since the European fans can get here. We want to build on our success here, and whether it leads to a permanent franchise or not, then we can see. What happens here will dictate that.” Goodell said
Whenever a game has been hosted at Wembley stadium, regardless of whether it is football or soccer it has always sold out crowds of 83,00 and this type of attendance is just what the NFL needs from a struggling franchise. With over 53 million people in London, a move like this could make the Jaguars the most popular team in the NFL.