The Jaguars have a unique NFL Stadium, home to two pools; which is why seeing a man walking past the concession stands in swim trunks and an exposed chest isn’t likely to elicit any loud outcries of complaint. The Jaguars are not the best football team around. Simply looking at the updated NFL odds can tell you that much.

However, taking a stroll around Jacksonville’s football residence, you wouldn’t know that the Jaguars were struggling to rebuild once again and the presence of one Jason Caffey is of little consequence.

Caffey, if you didn’t know has the strangest job in football as supervisor to the Stadium’s five lifeguards. He earns $15 an hour to do his job during Jaguar home games and college football contests.

Two hours before the Jaguars hosted the Houston Texans Caffey was wearing sweatpants, a gray long-sleeved shirt, and a wide-brimmed hat, sitting by the pool while wearing sunglasses at a time when many parts of the country were blanked by snow.

Caffey suggested that, as supervisor over the Stadium’s many pool parties, he probably had the best job in the world. Since the morning of that day, Caffey had done little more than take breakfast at the Stadium and command his staff to scrutinize the premises.

Caffey was working as a lifeguard at a nearby beach when he was sixteen. He is currently in his third season at the Spas. Interestingly enough, Caffey and his lifeguards do not have whistles, and it doesn’t look like they have ever really needed them.

The pools, which are located in the east and west of the north end zone play host to a variety of individuals, from sailors from the Navy to Bachelor parties; Caffey and his staff are charged with enforcing the rules.

This includes keeping animals, food, and beverages away from the Spa. Caffey’s experience has taught him how to spot trouble, and adults often present more of a challenge than children.

An hour to the game with the Houston Texans, Caffey was watching intently as Jaguars and Texans fans mixed freely in the spa, wearing bikinis and tank tops, taking selfies and safely maneuvering around the subject of either team’s chance of success.

There was very little in the way of trouble. By kickoff, all eyes were on Bortles throwing an interception on the Jaguars opening possession, all except for a group of models just settling into the pool and who kept having to contend with the attention of football fans throughout the game, many of whom were content with taking a selfie or two.

It wasn’t until halftime that the atmosphere really picked up, primarily because of all the beer and wine and vodka flowing, this while the Jaguars trailed the Texans. Caffey had to keep one woman from bringing her drink into the pool with a stern word.

The game ended with a loss for the Jaguars; but the people in the pool barely noticed, taking advantage of the opportunity to stay for an additional two hours in what has been called the fifth quarter.

Caffey kept a keen eye out on the action, probably curious as to how he was so lucky as to snag such a perfect gig.


Featured image via Portofino Pools