It looks like even his own hometown team does not want Tim Tebow.
Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell discussed the Tebow situation today and practically squashed any rumors that the former Florida Gator and Jacksonville area native will be a part of the Jaguars.
Jaguars GM David Caldwell on Tim Tebow: “I can’t imagine a situation where he’s a Jacksonville Jaguar…even if he’s released.”
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 10, 2013
Speculation about Tebow going to Jacksonville began as soon as the Denver Broncos signed Peyton Manning and basically ran him out of town. It makes sense for the organization to bring in a guy like Tebow to revitalize the fan base and renew some interest in the team. Tebow is a hero in that area and to bring him back home seemed to be the best move for the franchise.
However, he didn’t go to Jacksonville, instead Tebow joined the New York Jets. The Jets had all kinds of plans for Tebow when he arrived but none of them panned out the way that either party wanted them to and now he’s rumored to be shopped again. Caldwell knew that the Jaguars name would come up in talks concerning Tebow’s next landing place and he wanted to make it clear, at least for now, that the team is not interested.
Who knows if Caldwell is just saying that to quell the rumors because the team is still looking for a new head coach after firing Mike Mularkey earlier today. I’m sure that Caldwell wants to avoid the Tebow speculation so they don’t potentially scare off any coaches interested in their opening.
Tebow has a way of complicating things and, at least for now, the Jaguars want as little complication possible as they look to head in a new direction in 2013.