Ask and you shall receive, right?
After months of lobbying, Jacksonville Jaguars fans will finally get what they’ve been hoping for. Reports have surfaced that the Jaguars have given in and will host quarterback Tim Tebow for a tryout. So basically, the Jaguars have given up on their 2013 campaign and are conceding defeat.
By bringing in Tebow, the Jaguars are saying that they are more interested in selling tickets/merchandise and making money than being a competitive football team. The fans have been making every effort to convince the Jacksonville brass to bring the local favorite aboard, and would gladly buy anything Tebow related if he was to sign.
Even from a football perspective, this is a desperation move.
Currently boasting the talents (or lack thereof) of Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne at quarterback, the Jaguars have watched the two passers flounder so far this season. Neither has managed to orchestrate a semi-functional offense, and the Jaguars’ 0-4 record is a direct result of their failures. While Tebow obviously isn’t any better as a pure passer, his abilities as a playmaker make him an intriguing option.
If the Jaguars brought in Tebow, he would likely take over as the starting quarterback as soon as he had the playbook down. Not only would he fill seats, sell jerseys and give fans something to be excited about, but he might even add a spark to the offense that they haven’t had in quite some time.
No matter how much sense this makes for the Jaguars, the move proves just how desperate the Jaguars are to sell tickets. They already baited fans with free beer last weekend and now need a new ploy to get them in the stadium. Tebow would be a pretty good lure.