"If there was a relationship between money spent and results on the field, probably the Redskins and the Cowboys would have won a bunch of Super Bowls by now," Khan said. "That's what makes football so interesting."
Interestingly enough, Dallas and Washington *have *won a bunch of Super Bowls. They've got eight titles between them, in fact, and have been to five other Super Bowls.
Now, to be fair, all of those Super Bowl appearances came before the salary cap era really set in, and both teams have had only limited success since the playing field was leveled.
Of course, the part about a level playing field is important, since the Cowboys and Redskins, football's most valuable teams, are allowed to spend no more than the Jaguars, one of the least lucrative, essentially defeating Khan's point.
But, under a condition of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Jaguars and other low-payroll teams will soon have to meet a salary floor each season. With $40 million of cap room, Jacksonville has the flexibility to sign whoever they want on the open market.
However, Khan's intent to spend wisely could be hampered by the same problems the Jags were met with under previous owner Wayne Weaver. Top-notch free agents rarely want to take market value to live in Jacksonville and play for the Jaguars in a half-empty stadium.
To get top-notch talent, Khan will end up having to overpay in a lot of cases.