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No state income tax could keep Jason Babin in Jacksonville

Jason Babin, this year's blockbuster waived player, may want to stay with the Jaguars long-term.

Babin has a player option in his contract that would allow him to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2013 season, but Babin indicates he won't necessarily exercise that option to get out of Jacksonville.

After indicating he thought of Jacksonville as his long-term team, Babin went on to tell reporters, "I think they're thinking the same thing. I am on board with that. I like it here. You have great weather, great coaches, great team and no state income tax."

Babin was clearly making a joke about Florida's lack of a state income tax, but it's less comical when you slow down and think about it seriously. There's no competitive reason a player would like to stay with the Jaguars over the long-run before even playing with the team. It defies all logic.

This is just the latest, and rather comical, example of what drives the NFL. It's all about the money, and frankly, there's nothing wrong with that.

Shane Clemons

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Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.

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