Do not expect to see Tim Tebow in a Jacksonville Jaguars uniform anytime soon.
New Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell shoveled the dirt on the grave of the Tebow to Jacksonville speculation himself at his introductory press conference on Thursday.
“He is a member of the New York Jets so I can’t imagine a scenario where he would be a Jacksonville Jaguar,” Caldwell said.
He ended the statement with an exclamation point by adding, “”Even if he’s released.”
There has been rampant speculation by the national media since the end of the season that the Jaguars would be interested in bringing Tebow home to compete for the starting quarterback job, but now it appears that Tebow’s market as a quarterback in the NFL has all but dried up.
After the press conference, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan was pressed on the Tebow issue by a stunned local media and maintained his stance that he would let the guys who he hired to make the football decisions do their job. Many believed that Khan would make signing Tebow a qualifier for his new general manager, but that is clearly not the case.
Tebow’s perceived impact on the Jaguars in Jacksonville has been overrated by the national media since he came into the league. Despite finishing with a 1-7 home record this season, the Jaguars had their third consecutive season without a blackout and the NFL announced that the Jaguars did not have to buy up any remaining tickets to prevent them. In fact, the Jaguars removed some of the tarps in their large stadium for three of their home games this season.