“Why not Tim Tebow?” says Jacksonville Jaguar fans
This past Monday saw a section of the Jacksonville Jaguars fan base hold a rally of sorts to get the team to sign former New England Patriot castoff, and Florida legend Tim Tebow to an NFL contract, to play quarterback for their hapless team. The goal of this movement is to shame the Jacksonville Jaguars organization for their poor everything in recent years, according to the fan site jags-tebow.com. The Jaguars right now are 0-2 and have managed just 11 points in total offense and one touchdown under the combined quarterback mastery of Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. These fans figure that things cannot possibly get any worse, so why not bring in Tebow and at least give him a shot. If you’re going to flounder, you may as well do it in some style.
Tebow was released by the Patriots last month as one of the final roster cuts, after he showed almost nothing that could benefit the Patriots team this year. Since then, he has no interest from any other NFL team until now. The Jaguars are awful, and there’s no getting around it. They can’t run the ball, they can’t pass, the defense is about the only thing that is remotely worth saving. The fans figure if they can bring Tebow, at least it would give them a feasible shot at winning football games, as we all know that Tebow is just a winner. It would also make the Jaguars a relevent team in terms of national attention. I guarantee you that the media would show up in droves, I’m looking at you ESPN, to get the latest on what Tebow had to eat that morning.
While Tebow may not have much in the way of football talent, he has quite a bit to offer the Jaguars organization and their incredibly loyal fan base, and no I’m not being sarcastic, they have a rather small, but awesome fan base, and they deserve better than what’s being thrown onto the field right now. Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert are about as incompetent a pairing of quarterbacks as you will ever find, so Tebow can’t do much worse. They have some potential in their young receiver core, with guys like Cecil Shorts III and Ace Sanders, along with the tight end security blanket that Tebow is guaranteed to love in Mercedes Lewis. Tim Tebow didn’t have anything of note or value to add to the New England Patriots, they already had national attention and didn’t need an increase in jersey sales, and he certainly didn’t add anything on the field, so he was expendable to them. In the case of the Jaguars, I agree, why not? If you’re going to suck, and #DrowneyForClowney or whatever hashtag has been made on twitter for Teddy Bridgewater, you may as well be as entertaining as possible while you do it, and Tebow is exactly that. Tim Tebow is the ultimate treasure for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he is a legend in Florida. While he’s increasing ticket and jersey sales, who knows, he might even win a few games in incredibly wild fashion.
What do you guys think of the Patriots third string quarterback of the preseason, potentially coming in and starting for the Jaguars? Is this the right move for them, or should they completely avoid Tebowmania? Should the Patriots held onto him for a bit longer and maybe see what they had in him in the long run? Let me know in the comments below.
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PLEASE NOTE: I’ve had some comments saying that I’m in the wrong, or hateful for calling Tebow “trash”. I’m not saying that, the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” was just a great way of describing the situation that the Jags and Tebow find themselves in. Sorry if anyone felt that I was insulting Tebow.