Reports of Tim Tebow signing with Jaguars increase

 

October 3, 2013

 

Fans in Jacksonville may get what they want, as reports that the Jaguars are seeking to sign quarterback Tim Tebow increased Thursday, Oct. 3.

After sources told Examiner.com that the 0-4 Jags were planning to include Tebow in an upcoming series of roster moves, The Pigskin Report, ran with a report by Terezownens.com that Jacksonsville management may be reaching out to Tebow.

As expected, those against bringing the free agent back to Jacksonville have been vocal in the social media. Dozens of tweets indicate an obvious disdain for the former Florida Gator.

“I would rather see them go 0-16 than bring in Tebow,” one tweet read.

And 0-16 the Jaguars may go. Being outscored 139-32 and averaging eight points a game, the team is on pace with the 2008 Detroit Lions, who dropped every regular season game after a perfect preseason slate.

The Jags, however, were just has bad in the preseason this year. Finishing 1-3, Jacksonville’s last win came in its final exhibition contest, squeaking by the Eagles Aug. 29.

Still, many fans believe Tebow isn’t the answer.

“Why bring in a guy who isn’t an NFL quarterback?” Jaguar fan Dante Onil said. “If Tebow could play in this league, he’d be on a roster. He can’t and he’s not. He’s had three chances. End of story.”

On the other side of the debate, thousands of Jacksonville fans, including a group that calls itself “Jags-Tebow, Why Not,” are calling for the team to sign Jacksonville’s favorite football son immediately.

The group took credit for flying a banner that read “Tebow, Why Not?” over EverBank Field in Jacksonville as the Jags played the Colt last week.

Fans have also held ad-hoc rallies to convince GM Davd Caldwell and Coach Gus Bradley to sign Tebow.

“(It) figures……they would rather lose every game than bring a hometown hero home!” a Thursday fan tweet read.

Tebow was an All-American quarterback at Allen D. Nease High School in Jacksonville. After serving as a backup in 2006, he was the starting quarterback for Urban Meyer’s Florida Gators for the next three years, winning two BCS National Championships and a Heisman Trophy.

Tuesday, Oct. 1, a source reported Caldwell and Bradley were mulling whether to pursue to Tebow. While details of those talks are not available, it is believed Tebow may be asked to play fullback and tight end. If that’s the case, the Jags would likely stick with Chad Henne or Blaine Gabbert, who have been nothing short of dismal so far.

The Jaguars also have two other quarterbacks. Former Iowa standout Ricky Stanzi is the team’s No. 3 man, while rookie running back/receiver, former Michigan quarterback, Denard Robinson, is listed as an “other” signal caller.

When the Jaguars traded tackle Eugene Monroe to Baltimore for future draft picks Tuesday, the scene was set for what could be an offer made to Tim Tebow, a source said .

Late Tuesday, ESPN reported the Monroe deal was part of a series of moves that could include high profile players within coming months.

While it’s clear the Jaguars are looking beyond 2013, whether they have players in place to win now is arguable at best. If they bring in Tebow, even for one year, the Jags would at least have an identity worth recognizing. Let’s face it. Tim Tebow may not come with a skill set worthy of the Pro Bowl now, but he’s proven he can win games.

Tebow is a fan favorite and brings a strong element of leadership to the locker room. If he agrees to change positions, the Jaguars would still be better off than they are now.

Notable Current Jaguars Stats

Record: 0-4 (139-32)

Blaine Gabbert: Passing: 33 for 67 for 300 yards, no touchdowns, five interceptions, 10 sacks. Rushing: 26 yards on six carries, no fumbles, no touchdowns.

Chad Henne: Passing: 46 of 82 for 512 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, eight sacks. Rushing: 14 yards on four carries, no touchdowns, one fumble.

It’s clear Henne and Gabbert aren’t the only ones to blame. The Jaguars have several factors working against them. From playing for a rookie head coach to an offensive line that’s shaky at best, the team just needs to find its legs. And for many, those belonging to Tim Tebow could help them win–now.

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15 Responses to “Reports of Tim Tebow signing with Jaguars increase”

  1. BuzzyBuzzard says:

    The Jags want T2 to change Position and he says QB only the Jags HC say they are not going to run the Read Option Is this Stupid or What. I guess we will see

    • Sage says:

      Stupid and how. That’s a team that went 2-14 and on pace for 0-16.

      They don’t even seem to be embarrassed.

    • David Oliver says:

      And what about Tampa Bay?

      http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/10/03/tampa-bay-buccaneers-rumors-tim-tebow-worth-a-look/

      Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rumors: Tim Tebow Worth a Look?
      October 3, 2013 3:18 pm EDT by Gil Alcaraz IV

      With the recent news that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Josh Freeman, the team suddenly has a hole on the quarterback depth chart that must be filled in the near future. Could Tim Tebow, a Florida native and fan favorite, be signed to bring some optimism to a team that’s falling apart at the seams?
      At first, it sounds like a silly assertion.
      Tebow is clearly not an NFL-caliber quarterback, and the Buccaneers appear set with Glennon as their starter moving forward. Still, behind Glennon, Tampa Bay doesn’t have anyone worth bragging about.
      At this point, the only quarterback the Buccaneers have behind Glennon is Dan Orlovsky, arguably one of the worst backups in the NFL. Orlovsky has always been an inept passer whenever he sees the field, and is a horrid insurance policy behind a rookie. While Tebow has his own handful of passing problems, he’s easily a better option than Orlovsky.
      Seeing as Glennon is a lanky, unathletic quarterback, Tebow could also bring a dynamic running ability to the Tampa Bay offense. The Buccaneers could use both passers to their advantage, implementing a package where they could put the ball in Tebow’s hands and let him make plays with his feet. Again, it’s not a solve-all but it would be a type of change-up that should be welcomed by the Buccaneers.
      Especially with the recent fan reaction to the drama surrounding head coach Greg Schiano and Freeman, bringing in a character like Tebow would not only raise fan morale, but also give the locker room a boost. He’s an electric personality who can re-energize fans and cultivate some excitement around a Buccaneers team that’s heading into a bye week at 0-4.
      If anything, Schiano would have a new cheerleader on the sideline who excels at rallying the troops.
      The Buccaneers’ 2013 season is already in the toilet. It’s not like signing Tebow could do any further damage at this point. At the lowest level, it’s a PR move that fills seats and sells merchandise.

      Which Team would really be a better fit for Tim playing QB?

      • ck says:

        David: UH-OH, looks like a particular expert might have to actually eat their words for once w/Freeman gone…not you, of course.

      • jason says:

        He’s not going to the bucs. Thats been clear based on schiano and what schiano has planned for, unless its by ownership override it isn’t gonna happen. It’d be kinda cool if it’d did but its not in the plans.

  2. Tisa says:

    None of those sources are good anyway, mostly gossip mongers.

  3. BuzzyBuzzard says:

    They say Mr Caldwell is out of town Maybe he is looking for a job. T2 agent and the Jags Front office are talking But that is all i can find out.so maybe It is going to happon we will see/

    • tawk2 says:

      Thanks Buzzy, Did they say if Tim is possibly going to have to change positions or play quarterback? I won’t believe it until he actually signs with them, but maybe this time the rumors may be true. I hope Caldwell has been fired. Like you said Buzzy will we have to wait and see what happens.

      Go TEBOW!

    • Hoot says:

      Thanks for looking into it, Buzzy.

    • David Oliver says:

      Tampa Bay – In Mix – Also?

      http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/10/03/tampa-bay-buccaneers-rumors-tim-tebow-worth-a-look/

      Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rumors: Tim Tebow Worth a Look?
      October 3, 2013 3:18 pm EDT by Gil Alcaraz IV

      With the recent news that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Josh Freeman, the team suddenly has a hole on the quarterback depth chart that must be filled in the near future. Could Tim Tebow, a Florida native and fan favorite, be signed to bring some optimism to a team that’s falling apart at the seams?
      At first, it sounds like a silly assertion.
      Tebow is clearly not an NFL-caliber quarterback, and the Buccaneers appear set with Glennon as their starter moving forward. Still, behind Glennon, Tampa Bay doesn’t have anyone worth bragging about.
      At this point, the only quarterback the Buccaneers have behind Glennon is Dan Orlovsky, arguably one of the worst backups in the NFL. Orlovsky has always been an inept passer whenever he sees the field, and is a horrid insurance policy behind a rookie. While Tebow has his own handful of passing problems, he’s easily a better option than Orlovsky.
      Seeing as Glennon is a lanky, unathletic quarterback, Tebow could also bring a dynamic running ability to the Tampa Bay offense. The Buccaneers could use both passers to their advantage, implementing a package where they could put the ball in Tebow’s hands and let him make plays with his feet. Again, it’s not a solve-all but it would be a type of change-up that should be welcomed by the Buccaneers.
      Especially with the recent fan reaction to the drama surrounding head coach Greg Schiano and Freeman, bringing in a character like Tebow would not only raise fan morale, but also give the locker room a boost. He’s an electric personality who can re-energize fans and cultivate some excitement around a Buccaneers team that’s heading into a bye week at 0-4.
      If anything, Schiano would have a new cheerleader on the sideline who excels at rallying the troops.
      The Buccaneers’ 2013 season is already in the toilet. It’s not like signing Tebow could do any further damage at this point. At the lowest level, it’s a PR move that fills seats and sells merchandise.
      Gil Alcaraz IV is the Content Planner for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GilAlcarazIV, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

      Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/10/03/tampa-bay-buccaneers-rumors-tim-tebow-worth-a-look/?zloywY4R1SGA5dKt.99

      Buzzy says : Now we have a Bidding War for T2 Jax , Tampa and now there is a rumor of another team in the Mix

      • ck says:

        Who is the other team besides Jax/Tampa? How do you like that…”A bidding war” and so it goes!:D Thanks for all the great inside info Buzzz, David, Tawk2, Tisa, Sage and Andrea; sorry, if I inadvertently left off anyone!
        GO TEBOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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