Tim Tebow Continues To Plague Jacksonville Jaguars


Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) runs off the field after the game against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Chargers won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The Tim Tebow question has come up again…and again…and again.  The Jacksonville Jaguars just can’t escape the ex-University of Florida star who doesn’t really have a place in the NFL.

Tebow came up again this week as the New York Jets drafted West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.  Tebow quickly became an odd man out in New York and was cut on April 29th.  The immediate speculation, for no legitimate basis whatsoever, was that Tebow would go to Jacksonville.  Jacksonville may be close to where he played high school ball and the Florida Gators are close as well, but the prevailing thought that he and the Jaguars are a good fit is ridiculous.

General Manager Dave Caldwell said his infamous “even if he’s released” comment early in his tenure when talking about Tebow.  He won’t be a part of the Jaguars organization.  For some reason national media outlets and some social media pockets can’t seem to notice the team’s stance on the quarterback.  Owner Shahid Khan had to respond yet again to Tebow mania on the 29th.  In an email from Jim Woodcock, his spokesperson he said, “The Jacksonville Jaguars’ plans do not include Tim Tebow.”

If that isn’t emphatic enough, then I don’t know what is.

The Jaguars don’t have a need for him at fullback, tight end, or quarterback and he has been shunned by most NFL teams since selected by the Denver Broncos.  If Tebow really has fixed his mechanics, I suggest he take a run at the CFL and see if he can show a new and improved arm for NFL teams to look at in a year or two.  For now, he’ll be staying far away from Everbank Field.

– Luke N. Sims

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