Conventional wisdom is that Tim Tebow would help boost Jaguars ticket sales; their owner said as much last September.
Conventional wisdom, as usual, isn’t very wise. Season ticket holders in Jacksonville voted by a 55%-45% margin over the phone Tuesday against drafting Tebow.
The vote was part of a “fan forum” event that also included questions and answers for G.M. Gene Smith. The result isn’t especially surprising, especially how it was asked.
It would be tough for any single player to get a huge majority, and Jaguars fans could be deathly afraid of Jacksonville using their tenth overall pick on Tebow. (As they should.)
The result, however, enforces what should be obvious. Collegiate starpower is overrated; fans just want a team that wins.