The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to the championship. They’re just not going to be led by Doug Marrone, Shad Khan, or Tom Coughlin.
According to Jacksonville.com, Eli Clayton qualified as one of only eight finalists in the Madden 17 Club Series finals on Saturday night in Los Angeles, California. Clayton, a 20-year-old professional gamer, won the Jacksonville division of the tournament to make it to the finals. A total of eight NFL teams hosted preliminary tournaments to see who would represent the Jaguars.
The other seven clubs to host tournaments include the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Minnesota Vikings
A Californian might be able to achieve what others couldn’t — make the #Jaguars the best team in football. https://t.co/5VFPJ9dTXT— Florida Times-Union (@jaxdotcom) April 15, 2017
Clayton, who lives in California opted to enter the Jacksonville division despite living across the country.
“I felt like I had a better chance here compared to San Francisco, New England or Minnesota,” he said. “And Jacksonville was a nice stadium.”
Read the rest of Clayton’s journey to the finals here and watch him on Saturday at 9pm EST on NFL Network.