Phelan M. Ebenhack, File, Associated Press
FILE- This Dec. 11, 2011 file photo shows Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver, right, and his wife Delores, left, prior to an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars are planning a special tribute to the Weaver's, who led the charge to get an expansion team in Jacksonville in 1993. Somehow, and to some surprise, the Weavers landed a team in one of the professional sport's smallest markets. Wayne Weaver controlled the team for 17 seasons, although the 76-year-old businessman spent the last few looking for an exit strategy. He found one last fall when he began negotiations to sell the franchise to Shahid Khan.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Wayne Weaver's office is nearly empty. All that remains are some pictures, his computer and a few loose files scattered across his desk — just enough to avoid echoes in the spacious room.

Weaver is down to his final few days as owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, a countdown that has been more bitter than sweet after 18 years, 352 games, six postseason appearances and few regrets.

A former shoe salesman who worked his way up the corporate ladder and became so successful that he was able to bring an expansion team to Jacksonville in 1993, Weaver sold the franchise last month to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan. Weaver's final game in charge will be Sunday against Indianapolis.

He's leaving an exclusive club and taking plenty of memories with him.