Another game in the record book, which also means another embarrassing loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. I guess the bright side is that the team scored a season-high 20 points and showed signs of improvement. However, the quarterback position has been atrocious. After witnessing another dismal attempt, have the Jaguars seen enough to finally sign Tim Tebow?
By now, people have probably figured out that I am a supporter of Tebow playing quarterback in the NFL. Personally, I do not think he is all that great at making the necessary throws. I am more of a believer that he could turn Jacksonville around and give them hope for a winning season in the near future.
Why do I believe in such a thing? Well, former Tebow teammate and New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson explains it the best:
“The guy’s a competitor and a leader,” Nelson said, according to ESPN.com. “Not only does he make you better on the field, but it’s well documented he makes you better off the field. He’s just a proven leader.
“His competitive will in clutch time … there’s a presence about him. You want to be around him when it’s game time. He just has this aura. It’s contagious.”
I have stated several times that Tebow would make the Jaguars better because of his will to win. He will work harder than anyone and do everything in his power to make the players around him better. Not to mention, he would be great for the community and give the fans a reason to root for the team.
Does anyone actually think the players on the current roster believe in their current quarterback situation? Blaine Gabbert passed for 181 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The second pick occurred in the end zone when Jacksonville had the ball on the two-yard line in the third quarter. Gabbert also posted a 59.2 passer rating and a 2.8 quarterback rating.
Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley made it clear after the game that Gabbert is still his quarterback going forward. What kind of message is that sending the rest of the players? It appears that anyone who plays their position poorly will still be able to keep their job, despite the fact that there are other people who can perform the job better.
The message the organization needs to send their players is that they are committed to winning. The only way to do that is to bring in someone else to play quarterback. I understand why the team wants to stick with the No. 11 pick in the 2011 draft. However, at some point the franchise has to admit that they made a mistake and move on.
Tebow is certainly a respectable way to go about this. The players will buy into what he is trying to accomplish. More importantly, it will give them someone to believe in. Someone that can play the position at a high level and possibly help them reach the playoffs next year.