Tim Tebow’s trade market is heating up.
Both Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora are reporting that the Jaguars have discussed the acquisition of Tebow “internally.” A source told Ganguli the Jags “have not had formal trade discussions” with the Broncos, but that may be an inevitable step if owner Shad Khan mandates it. It’s no secret that Khan has been a Tebow fan, going back to the 2010 draft.
Per La Canfora, the “football people” (i.e., G.M. Gene Smith) in Jacksonville have not been Tebow backers. But the Jaguars’ new owner may dabble more into personnel matters than Wayne Weaver’s old group did.
Meanwhile, the Jets appear to be gearing up for a serious, aggressive run at Tebow. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets’ interest is “legitimate.”
“We are players in the Tebow race,” one source inside the Jets’ organization told Mehta. Despite the presence of starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, Tebow could be a complementary piece in New York’s run-first offense.
Broncos V.P. of Football Operations John Elway would like to move on from Tebow as quickly as possible. It sounds like he’s got at least one, and possibly two potential suitors already.