The Jacksonville Jaguars had secured the team’s first division title since 1999 and first playoff appearance since 2007, but in the days before the Jaguars played host to Buffalo in an AFC wild-card game, owner Shad Khan didn’t want to talk about whether he was considering contract extensions for Tom Coughlin, Dave Caldwell and Doug Marrone.

That would be something better left to the offseason, Khan said then.

“I don’t think this is something I’d be addressing at this point,” he said. “This just happened a year ago, OK? So it’s three years for everybody. I think they’ve done a great job, and I would like nothing better -- I’m not sure this is the right time to really discuss that.”

That might have meant Khan didn’t feel it proper to publicly discuss extensions before the season ended. Or he might have wanted to see how the playoffs went -- in which case, the team’s surprising run to the AFC Championship Game would certainly be additional reason to extend its executive VP of football operations, general manager and head coach past 2019.

However, it might be in Khan’s best interest to wait a little longer before deciding to commit additional seasons and money to the trio. As good as the 2017 season was for the Jaguars, it is the aberration and not the norm. The Jaguars have been bad for nearly a decade, and one season isn’t proof the franchise has absolutely turned the corner and will annually be one of the favorites in the AFC.

There are plenty of examples of teams that flopped after a very good season:

The 2016 Miami Dolphins went 10-6 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and the second time since 2001. However, they lost their playoff game and then went 6-10 in 2017, both for the same reason: an injury to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Now, there’s doubt as to whether Tannehill, who signed a four-year, $77 million contract with $45 million guaranteed that expires after 2020, is indeed the team’s franchise quarterback.