With attendance dwindling and T.V. blackouts abound, Jacksonville is grasping at straws to remain a viable NFL city.

On Monday, former Jag Tony Boselli, who was the franchise's first draft pick in 1995, called on the community, specifically the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, to revive the "Touchdown Jacksonville" and "Team Teal" projects in an effort to keep the Jags in northern Florida.

“Even if you don’t like football, if you’re in business in Jacksonville you need to support the Jaguars," said Boselli, a five-time Pro Bowler in his seven seasons in Jacksonville. "It’s the duty of anyone who can afford season tickets to buy them."

Quite an aggressive stance.

Touchdown Jacksonville was an effort led by former Florida Times-Union publisher Carl Cannon and other business leaders to sell 10,000 club seats in 10 days in 1993 to show support when the city was trying to land a franchise.

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Team Teal's current goal is to "reconnect the passion" at a grassroots effort to sell season tickets, single-game seats and corporate packages. Boselli was called on by Cannon, Jacksonville mayor John Peyton, and team owner Wayne Weaver (pictured right with coach Jack Del Rio, center, and executive director of college and pro personnel Gene Smith) to serve as "commissioner" of the project.

Said Boselli: “The Jaguars are one of Jacksonville’s greatest assets. We live in a different community because we have an NFL team. A lot of my work is in the nonprofit world. Ask any organization’s executive director or any board member and they’ll tell you what Wayne and [wife] Delores Weaver and the Jaguars have contributed to our community."

Jacksonville averaged just 49,651 in attendance per game last season (30th best in the league), which is only 73.9 percent of capacity at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

Though the Jags finished last in the AFC South at 7-9, they were 5-3 at home.