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Weaver likes Tebow but won't force it on draft day

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver has confirmed the widely held belief that he’s a big Tim Tebow fan, but he says he’ll trust his football people to stay true to their draft board rather than draft the Florida quarterback just because he’s a local hero.

“Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow Weaver told the Florida Times-Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”

But Weaver said he doesn’t want his personal feelings about Tebow to affect the Jaguars’ decision making.

“What we’ve got to do is trust our value board in our draft,” Weaver said. “If we force a pick, then we devalue thousands of hours of work by our scouts. We have to be true to our mission and go take the best player with our pick. When we do that, we get good results.”

Jaguars fans have made clear that they just want good results, too.

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  1. thegoldengod says: Mar 12, 2010 11:43 AM

    “Jaguars fans have made clear that they just want good results, too.” —clearly that is not the case. They have had playoff seasons where they have struggled to sell out games. Jaguars fans have made it clear that they don’t exist.

  2. kennethnoisewater says: Mar 12, 2010 11:43 AM

    Wait…. the Jaguars have fans? LOL…. 800 people took that poll, some sample size

  3. Duck Fallas says: Mar 12, 2010 11:46 AM

    Somewhere, at this very moment, Wade Phillips is dreaming about what it would be like to work for a man like Weaver.

  4. florioshairpiece says: Mar 12, 2010 11:46 AM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” **Tebow** told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    Wow, Tebow thinks highly of himself.

  5. kuze says: Mar 12, 2010 11:48 AM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    That makes sense. Tebow himself would probably think he will be good. What does the coach think? And why is Tim Tebow speaking of himself in the third person?

  6. brownsfn says: Mar 12, 2010 11:48 AM

    with Jacksonville’s pick in the 2010 NFLdraft they select Florida QB Tim Tebow….

  7. GB3Pack4 says: Mar 12, 2010 11:49 AM

    Tebow is an extraordinary young man, Tebow told the newspaper?

  8. robigd says: Mar 12, 2010 11:50 AM

    This is why Weaver is the best owner in the NFL.

  9. wvugrad00 says: Mar 12, 2010 11:50 AM

    So Tebow went third person?
    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”

  10. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Mar 12, 2010 11:51 AM

    I’m sure that all 17 Jaguars fans will be sitting on the edge of their seats.

  11. Persona says: Mar 12, 2010 11:51 AM

    Tim Teblow is nothing but an idiot. Can’t wait to see this guy become the next Ryan Leaf.

  12. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 12, 2010 11:53 AM

    This guy brought in more fans for an autograph signing, than the jaguars brought in to the stadium. Tebow probably made more money also.

  13. Jabroni says: Mar 12, 2010 11:54 AM

    Tebow told the florida times union “Personally, I think Tim Tebow in an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete, He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    What a cocky prick. Everything you hear about how good of a guy he is totally changes when he makes a statement like that.

  14. CdnMike says: Mar 12, 2010 11:54 AM

    Tebow’s apparently pretty modest too.
    Try proof reading first MDS.

  15. GoJags436 says: Mar 12, 2010 11:56 AM

    If Tebow is there in the 3rd/4th round and GM Gene Smith thinks he’s the best available player, I don’t have a problem with the pick. I do have a problem if they reach for him with the 10th pick overall. If they do that, the Jags will be going back to what they’ve stated that they used to do wrong. Take the best available player on your board, but if you can find a dance partner, trade down & recoup that 2nd round pick we gave up last year.

  16. onesweetworld says: Mar 12, 2010 11:57 AM

    Im sure ESPN will somehow take that out of context and make some more false claims about this team.

  17. litemater says: Mar 12, 2010 11:58 AM

    At least Weaver has git it right. “He’s an extraordinary ATHLETE”

  18. bobbybeck says: Mar 12, 2010 11:59 AM

    Whew. I saw Weaver and thought the article was talking about Leonard Weaver. Adding a 4th QB to the Eagles should um… probably not be a priority at this time.

  19. Bitchplease says: Mar 12, 2010 12:03 PM

    “”Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.””
    Of course Tebow is going to talk himself up…

  20. Anarcho Purplism says: Mar 12, 2010 12:04 PM

    This is the prototypical…..float the notion in the media to gauge fan reaction.
    The PR machines keep on chuggin’………

  21. vikingsfan12483 says: Mar 12, 2010 12:06 PM

    According to this article Tim Tebow is the Rickey Henderson of the NFL.
    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”

  22. scfan says: Mar 12, 2010 12:08 PM

    ” ‘Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,’ Tebow told the Florida Times Union.”
    Apparently Tebow is a big fan of Tebow too …

  23. Dolphinatic says: Mar 12, 2010 12:10 PM

    Steve Young in Jagville, That would be cool… I like the jags… they are no Fins of course but Im sure you all already know that.

  24. sully56sgobirds says: Mar 12, 2010 12:13 PM

    Rigggggggghhhhhhhhhhhtttttttttt! Just like how they stay away from Former Gators every year. Derrick Harvey = Bust, Reggie Nelson = Bust. Tim Tebow ( 10th pick of 2nd round ) = Future Bust!

  25. Champ Kind with Sports says: Mar 12, 2010 12:14 PM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union.
    … wow, didn’t know Tebow was such a shameless self promoter

  26. ATLien says: Mar 12, 2010 12:19 PM

    “We have to be true to our mission and go take the best player with our pick. When we do that, we get good results.”
    Riiiiiight…like Reggie Williams, Matt Jones, etc.

  27. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Mar 12, 2010 12:22 PM

    Ben Assaultlisberger should take a lesson from Wayne Weaver and not force it either.

  28. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 12, 2010 12:22 PM

    Is it true that Weaver had Jack Del Rio call Tebow at home and ask him if he “liked anyone from the Jaguars as more than a friend?”

  29. KingKunal says: Mar 12, 2010 12:25 PM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    Really? Tebow said that about himself?

  30. JJCheesehead says: Mar 12, 2010 12:26 PM

    Maybe Tebow and Garrard can ask Peyton Manning for pointers on how to be a successful NFL quarterback.

  31. twinkletoes says: Mar 12, 2010 12:26 PM

    “If we force a pick, then we devalue thousands of hours of work by our scouts. We have to be true to our mission and go take the best player with our pick. When we do that, we get good results.”
    Wow… can we trade Al Davis for this guy, like YESTERDAY?

  32. Obeah says: Mar 12, 2010 12:31 PM

    Booing Tebow would give Jag fans something new to do.

  33. Made_Hand says: Mar 12, 2010 12:33 PM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” TEBOW told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    Nice to see Tebow thinks so highly of himself.

  34. JayBot says: Mar 12, 2010 12:38 PM

    Weaver won’t force the issue in the first couple of rounds, because he knows he’ll look like a fool. However, I bet he gets an itchy trigger finger when he sees that Tebow is still on the board on day 2.

  35. Minuteman says: Mar 12, 2010 12:39 PM

    “And with the 10th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select…….Quarterback, Tim Tebow, Florida”
    You’ll be able to hear the booing from North Florida to the South China Sea.

  36. mbaker333 says: Mar 12, 2010 12:40 PM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    Tim Tebow is very high on Tim Tebow right now…

  37. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Mar 12, 2010 12:40 PM

    Oh give me a break Wayne. Here’s what Jacksonville’s Draft Value Board looks like every year:
    Jacksonville Draft Value Board:
    1. Any Player From the University of Florida
    2. Any Player From the University of Florida
    3. Any Player From the University of Florida
    4. Any Player From the University of Florida
    5. Any Player From the University of Florida
    6. Any Player From the University of Florida
    7. Any Player From the University of Florida
    8. Any Player From the University of Florida
    9. Any Player From the University of Florida
    10. Any Player From the University of Florida

  38. mbaker333 says: Mar 12, 2010 12:42 PM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    Tim Tebow is very high on Tim Tebow right now… I think this is funny to think of Tebow talking about himself and interviewing in the 3rd person.. i know its a typo but its funny to think of him as if he actually said this about himself..

  39. drrock says: Mar 12, 2010 12:46 PM

    I didn’t realize that Tebow was that arrogant. Or that he referred to himself in the 3rd person.
    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”

  40. msrsurf27 says: Mar 12, 2010 12:46 PM

    They should draft Tebow as their heir apparent to Garrard. David is a fine QB, one who honestly could start in a number of cities, but Mr. Tebow would singlehandedly revitalize Jacksonville as a football city. All the trash talk about both JAX and Tebow on this site are unwarranted. They are both good at football period. For example, Houston is in prime football territory, right? Well where are the playoffs, yo? Jacksonville has proud history of making and WINNING in the playoffs, they just have a a crappy coach! Weaver is the shizzle and those uniforms are tight. Tebow is the answer to their PRAYERS!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! Fake football fans would disagree.

  41. trigzter says: Mar 12, 2010 12:53 PM

    fix the article. pretty sure tebow didnt tell florida times union thats he’s extraordinary

  42. Bleedin' Purple says: Mar 12, 2010 12:55 PM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    Well I’m glad Tebow feels that way. Although the third person thing gets kinda old…

  43. Howboutdemcowboys says: Mar 12, 2010 12:57 PM

    I just enrolled Jerry Jones and Al Davis in the Weaver School of Team Ownership, because they need to learn that lesson.

  44. Mean D says: Mar 12, 2010 1:06 PM

    I can’t wait to see Tebow go in the 2nd or 3rd round so all of these bitter turds that say he won’t get drafted have to come up with new excuses.

  45. pkrlvr says: Mar 12, 2010 1:14 PM

    I love how he’s an “extraordinary young man” because of his religious beliefs. What a racket.

  46. jdunio says: Mar 12, 2010 1:15 PM

    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League”.
    ===============================
    Wow! I knew Tebow thinks a lot of himself, but that is a heck of a thing to tell the Florida Times Union.
    Either Tebow has a little T.O. in him, or this is just another PFT mishap.
    I’m going with the latter…

  47. Steve from Buffalo says: Mar 12, 2010 1:22 PM

    Translation: Look Buffalo if you want Tebow, don’t take him at 9, trade down and get him later. There’s nooooo way would would take him at 10, (unless of course we do).

  48. Colts2145 says: Mar 12, 2010 1:28 PM

    Well, apparently Tim Tebow is rather full of himself. Calling himself an extraordinary young man in an interview and all. Proofreaders, MDS.

  49. OverTheRiverAndThroughTheWoods says: Mar 12, 2010 1:33 PM

    Weaver told the Times Union that, not tebow

  50. shaggeez says: Mar 12, 2010 1:36 PM

    what jaguars fans?

  51. looktheballintomyhands says: Mar 12, 2010 1:36 PM

    Dontcha love it when people are in such a hurry to get a story out that they don’t proofread it before posting?
    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,” Tebow told the Florida Times Union. “He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.”
    Obviously the writer mean to say “Weaver told the Florida Times Union.”
    Anyhow, I love this website.

  52. lilwhiteguy1 says: Mar 12, 2010 1:51 PM

    insert jags to LA comment here

  53. sonnymack says: Mar 12, 2010 1:55 PM

    You have Tebow commenting on Tebow in the article.

  54. NoHomeTeam says: Mar 12, 2010 1:58 PM

    “‘Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete,’ Tebow [Weaver] told the Florida Times Union. ‘He’s going to be successful in the National Football League.’
    ‘What we’ve got to do is trust our value board in our draft,’ Weaver said. ‘If we force a pick, then we devalue thousands of hours of work by our scouts. We have to be true to our mission and go take the best player with our pick. When we do that, we get good results.’”
    ———————————————–
    “Personally, I think Tim Tebow is an extraordinary young man and he’s an extraordinary athlete. He’s extraordinarily popular in this part of Florida, and I believe that drafting him in an appropriate spot would enhance this team’s bottom line measurably in the short run.
    What we’ve got to do is trust Ed Roski’s value board. The name Tim Tebow doesn’t carry much weight in Southern California, and drafting him might devalue thousands of hours we’ve put in behind the scenes in trying to unload this team for decent price. We have to be true to that goal and acquire a player that will resonate with fans when the team relocates. To that end, we will attempt to trade our 1st round pick to the Cardinals for Matt Leinart.”

  55. trigzter says: Mar 12, 2010 2:01 PM

    are you retarded..fix the article

  56. Cameltoecleavage says: Mar 12, 2010 2:08 PM

    All u guys are idiots tebow is crossed out because it’s a sarcastic statement by florio he didn’t really say it nor did they have a mishap it’s a joke because it seems tebow is the only person who thinks he will be a successful qb in the NFL

  57. bigtrav425 says: Mar 12, 2010 2:24 PM

    If the Jags draft Tebow in the first round…..that will be the beginning of their move to LA

  58. kappa08 says: Mar 12, 2010 2:57 PM

    how about the jack he just collected for his autograph $160 and pic $75 for his “organization”….I’m sorry but this kid is a shill.

  59. TheWizard says: Mar 12, 2010 5:14 PM

    Originally I couldn’t have cared less how his career turned out or who he was, I have no use for college football.
    After reading nasty little trolls post the same thing every Tebow thread about how he’ll never be an NFL quarterback, I hope he turns into a hall of famer now.
    Sounds like many of you know he’s a better person that your own pathetic selves, so you wish for him to fail.

  60. Sean Bowen says: Mar 14, 2010 12:03 PM

    I really hope they dont waste a high pick on him, there are so many other areas to address, I’d like to see them pick McClain(if he’s still there at 10) in the first round and move Durant to the outside!!!

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