Jacksonville Jaguars: Tim Tebow? Thanks But No Thanks

Jacksonville Jaguars Would Be Foolish Not To Sign Tim Tebow

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I totally get the argument that signing Tim Tebow would put some fannies in the seats. His presence alone generates buzz. I also agree that Tebow would be a serious upgrade over what the Jacksonville Jaguars have now in Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert. And that’s saying a lot.

But if the Jags wanted to sign Tebow. they should have made that choice then — and I don’t mean at the draft, I’m talking before he joined the New York Jets. It was obvious Jacksonville was a better fit for Tebow then, but new management chose to stay away from the media fiasco. They would probably change their minds now.

Signing Tebow would also prove what everyone else already knows: that team management is seriously botching every move they make. This franchise is a running joke now. Adding Tebow to the quarterback mix in Florida would only dampen Blaine Gabbert‘s future further while Chad Henne and Tebow would likely become nothing more than clipboard-holding expensive backups.

Gabbert was supposed to be the man, and he isn’t. Henne was the stopgap, but he might lose that role too if the team signs Tebow. The Jaguars have a whole host of problems outside of quarterback that they need to address — something that can’t be fixed in the middle of a season. I know he played his Saturdays here, but he shouldn’t be there on Sundays.

The rebuild in Jacksonville has begun and will continue to manifest itself over the next season or two. Adding Tebow would be an appeal to the fans, and the fans really may be the deciding factor. A petition to coax the Jags into signing Tebow has started, and we all know the momentum that can be created behind him.

Sure, that all sounds great, but can he throw? I didn’t think so. Thanks, but no thanks.

Karim Akbar is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kuhreem , “Like” his RantSports page on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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  • Asteras

    Tebow being a devout Christian is why he isn’t an NFL starting quarterback. He has the leadership and the work ethic to get the job done, but he is made fun of for praying and professing his faith by liberal media and annoying atheists. I’m Agnostic and I don’t have a problem with his displays of faith on the ball field. The liberal media and angry atheists have blown it out of proportion. His faith has literally caused the media circus that teams don’t want. That sounds like discrimination to me. Tebow is a far better leader than anyone in the entire Jaguars organization and is exactly what Jacksonville needs to lift us out of this abyss. He is a better quarterback than Gabbert and Henne if you look at first downs, touch downs, win/loss, completions/interceptions proportionately. Not to mention not being scared to take a hit. At this point it is absolutely, with no question a bad business decision to not sign Tebow to the Jacksonville Jaguars. You either get the same result as you would with Gabbert or Henne or something magical will happen with a hometown hero playing in his hometown with tons of energy behind him. Not to mention he would probably take very little money for the contract. The Jags front office is mistaken to pass this opportunity up.

  • Frank

    they almost had just 2 points again today.. smh… sign TB.. simple as that..

  • Tony Porter

    You gave all good reasons to sign Tebow. I didn’t here one against that makes sence.

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