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Jaguars discussing Tebow; Jets’ interest is “legitimate”

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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.

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70 Responses to “Jaguars discussing Tebow; Jets’ interest is “legitimate””
  1. Deb says: Mar 20, 2012 6:54 PM

    Has Khan polled his season ticketholders yet? After all, those are the only “fans” that count for him. If they want Tebow, then Tebow it is.

  2. jhart615 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:56 PM

    please….anywhere but Jacksonville…

  3. afunny0 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:56 PM

    I feel sorry for Sanchez, first inerception he throws, Tebow Tebow Tebow lol

  4. fitzmagic1212 says: Mar 20, 2012 6:56 PM

    just what the jets need..more media attention. I’m sorry tim!

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 20, 2012 6:59 PM

    Go away you Jesus freak. You belong in some flyover state with the rest of the failures.

  6. kash71 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:00 PM

    The Moustache is far mightier than the sword!!!!

  7. skin94249 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:00 PM

    Just not DC, we already have Rex !!!!

  8. barnold1993 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    Why no eagles interest if Reid can’t transition him no one can, he could also be Vicks successor.

  9. lombardihero says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    If Tebow goes to the Jets I wonder if he will make Rex Ryan put a dollar in the swear jar for every time he swears.

    Wow imagine all that money that would go to charity…..

  10. slapnutz says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.

  11. buccaneer4ever says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    …Tebow could be a complementary piece in New York’s suck-first offense.

    ———————————————-

    So underthrowing receivers is what the Jets’ offense was missing!

  12. garyman1 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:02 PM

    To the Jets Management Team:

    If you are not happy with the quarterback play of Sanchez (and you shouldn’t be), do you really think that signing Tebow will be an improvement ?

  13. phillyphever says: Mar 20, 2012 7:02 PM

    Tebow and Rex together in the same room. Can anyone imagine that?

  14. seatownballers says: Mar 20, 2012 7:03 PM

    Welcome to the circus tebow, we have talents, rides, animals, and illusions. Ran by clowns and carnies

  15. okeedokeesmokee says: Mar 20, 2012 7:03 PM

    First…. Tebow to Jax for a 3rd or 4th rounder, adam sheftler is tweeting this now.

  16. fafaflunky says: Mar 20, 2012 7:03 PM

    Go home tebow..jags need a fan base.

  17. phillyphever says: Mar 20, 2012 7:14 PM

    barnold1993 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM Why no eagles interest if Reid can’t transition him no one can, he could also be Vicks successor.

    After the VY experience last year, the last thing the team needs is another circus coming to town from a backup QB. Plus, Reid and his lackeys will be gone next year and the new regime would like to get their own guy and not be stuck with Tebow like Elway did.

  18. swagjag says: Mar 20, 2012 7:16 PM

    I would rather Gene Smith use a 5th rounder on a long snapper from Colorado School of Mines then send it to Denver for a guy that can’t throw a spiral.

  19. ibreathefootball says: Mar 20, 2012 7:16 PM

    Tebow is better than Sanchez and Gabbert, I could see him going to either one of those. I wonder if McDaniels and Belichick are having some Tebow meetings themselves right about now…

  20. spedman24 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:17 PM

    Clearly no source to Metish Mash anything, this story was broke much earlier in the day, so he threw his name on it just to get on the PFT website. This is the same guy that said the jets were serious about Peyton (they were not) and he also said every jets hates Sanchez but like 52 jets players came out & had his back…hmmm

  21. thcnote says: Mar 20, 2012 7:21 PM

    slapnutz says:
    Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM
    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.
    —-
    The 4th overall pick for Gabbert are you out of your mind. I pray you are joking. After seeing him play last year you would be lucky to get a 2nd round pick.

  22. panickyvaudevillian says: Mar 20, 2012 7:23 PM

    So let me get this straight, you pick Drew Stanton as a backup QB so as not to intimidate Sanchez, and then you discuss getting the biggest name in football for the biggest market in football? Translation: Bye bye Mark.

  23. psychotim says: Mar 20, 2012 7:25 PM

    “slapnutz says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.”

    I’m sure your insanity is well intended, but Gabbert’s rookie season,along with him being the 10th pick overall last year does not equate the 4th overall pick this year.

    At _best_, you’d get the #4 for Gabbert and the #7. And that’s still pipe dream category.

  24. thcnote says: Mar 20, 2012 7:27 PM

    I love my Broncos and last season was the most exciting season we have had in 10 years so for that I thank you Tim and I hope you get your wish and get to play for your home town. Good luck Tebow. Now bring on Manning.

  25. khuxford says: Mar 20, 2012 7:27 PM

    What’s with the idiots that keep referring to this as “signing Tebow”?

  26. moagecu says: Mar 20, 2012 7:27 PM

    “Dropped blackberry on ground. Whole front is now one big spider web, inoperable. Hanging up the sign now: Closed till further notice.”

    Considering this was Schefter’s last tweet 2 hours ago, I call BS.

  27. jade amor says: Mar 20, 2012 7:27 PM

    slapnutz says:Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.
    ____________________________

    Appropriate name dude. How about before making a stupid trade suggestion, you figure out if both sides would be interested. Gabbert sucked last year, why the hell would Cleveland give up the 4th overall pick, for Gabbert??? Gell, with your logic, why dont the Colts give up #1

  28. boisedawg says: Mar 20, 2012 7:29 PM

    Hey slapnutz, the Browns wouldn’t give the Jags the 4th pick in the second round for Gabbert! Colt outplayed that slug last year. I hope the Jags get Tebow.

  29. maxvv says: Mar 20, 2012 7:29 PM

    I’ve been a dedicated Jets fan my entire life. If Tim Tebow comes to Jersey, I’m putting my season tickets up on StubHub until he, Rex, and this entire regime are gone.

  30. iseek11 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:29 PM

    garyman1 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 7:02 PM
    To the Jets Management Team:

    If you are not happy with the quarterback play of Sanchez (and you shouldn’t be), do you really think that signing Tebow will be an improvement ?

    Yes. Winning while playing badly is better than losing while playing badly.

  31. tr975 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:32 PM

    slapnutz says:

    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.
    ——-
    Uhhhh no. Maybe you need to stop slapping those nutz off your noggin, they seem to be doing some damage. Getting a top 5 pick for Gabbert is not going to happen in any way, shape or form. They might trade Gabbert AND #7 to get #4, but that’s not very likely either.

  32. kwgator says: Mar 20, 2012 7:35 PM

    Mr. Khan

    Your current football people suck

    Go Bring Tebow Home

  33. orthomarine says: Mar 20, 2012 7:35 PM

    @nyyjetsknicks

    Yeah, I’m sure Tim is dying to go to your filthly, rat ridding, sewer of a city. Your stadium does not even want to be in NY….

    He may be a Jesus freak, but at least he stands for something… Now go pay five times as much to have 1/8th of the rest of the US

  34. iseek11 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:36 PM

    slapnutz says:
    Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM
    “Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.”

    And Denver gets what in this deal. How about Tebow for Gabbert straight up. Gabbert is a project who can learn behind Manning. Tebow would sell out EverBankField immediately.
    Win/Win

     

  35. theandy59 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:39 PM

    slapnutz says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.

    ______________________________

    I’d like some of what you’re smoking please. You couldn’t trade Gabbert for the 4th pick in the 3rd round!! Seriously. Maybe he’ll develop at some point during his career, but he was AWFUL last season and did absolutely nothing to make anyone believe he’ll ever become a decent NFL QB.

  36. thegonz13 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:39 PM

    Timmy T, Rexie, Cro, Markie… yep, we’re laying the groundwork for a new “Jersey Shore” here!

  37. iseek11 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:40 PM

    Oops. Add question marks where appropriate.

  38. jvillenole says: Mar 20, 2012 7:43 PM

    Are you kidding me? Gabbert is 10xthe the qb as Tebow.

    Gabbert for Tebow? Wake up!

  39. guestsinger says: Mar 20, 2012 7:44 PM

    nyyjetsknicks says:
    You belong in some flyover state with the rest of the failures.

    ———————————————————————————-

    Failure is not escaping from the rat infested cesspool of NY/NJ

  40. jvillenole says: Mar 20, 2012 7:46 PM

    Oh…and Everbank is selling just fine. Look it up!

  41. commandercornpone says: Mar 20, 2012 7:49 PM

    everyone misses the idea that if tebow is the jsts qb, then cromartie wont ever have to try and tackle him in a game.

  42. thatguywhoisactuallyamiamisportsfan says: Mar 20, 2012 7:50 PM

    The Jets interest is about as legitimate as Mark Sanchez ex-girlfriend’s fake ID.

  43. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 20, 2012 7:51 PM

    wait…. the jets have an offense? Not according to what I saw the past years.

  44. blancodiablo says: Mar 20, 2012 7:52 PM

    iseek11 says

    How about Tebow for Gabbert straight up.

    —————————–

    Along with a ticket for the crazy train? Straight up? hahahah

    We’ll give you the seventh pick and Henne for Tebow and Von Miller. Crazy deals!

    Seriously, when Peyton is knocked out in the third game of the season, you guys will be jacked. I heard Curtis Painter is on the market.

  45. truthhurtstoo says: Mar 20, 2012 7:53 PM

    Go away you Jesus freak. You belong in some flyover state with the rest of the failures.”

    Oh… stay classy there jet fans. So typical of the red-headed step-children in nj.

  46. cuda1234 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:54 PM

    Tebow’s rankings for 2011:

    attempts – 33rd
    completions – 35th
    completion % – 60th
    yards – 31st
    td’s – 28th
    passer rating – 40th

    Worst season ever by an NFL QB? And he’s still the darling of the media.

  47. blancodiablo says: Mar 20, 2012 7:58 PM

    Deb says:Mar 20, 2012 6:54 PM

    Has Khan polled his season ticketholders yet? After all, those are the only “fans” that count for him. If they want Tebow, then Tebow it is.
    ————————

    Still hurting over that Deb? I know, supporting your Steelers via the TV means just as much to the Rooneys as the people who fork over thousands for season tickets.

    Rich people stay rich by people paying them. Not by posting positive thoughts on message boards.

  48. trubroncfan07 says: Mar 20, 2012 7:59 PM

    What do the Jags have to lose. 2nd pick would be good enough to get Tebow.

  49. mrzazz41387 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:02 PM

    The difference with the two teams is that Tebow would be looked at as the QB in Jax. In NY he would be in on maybe 5 to 7 plays a game as a wildcat player.

  50. tdelwalk1970 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:18 PM

    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!…..sorry, couldn’t resist :-)

  51. gacoltfan says: Mar 20, 2012 9:24 PM

    As a Colts fan I say, please, please, Jacksonville make this trade!!

  52. drew1969 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:30 PM

    @nyy…I live in”flyover country”(st.louis)and have lived in new york and toronto.New York is a distant 3rd,thanks to assclowns like you!

  53. stanklepoot says: Mar 20, 2012 9:31 PM

    ibreathefootball says: Mar 20, 2012 7:16 PM

    Tebow is better than Sanchez and Gabbert, I could see him going to either one of those. I wonder if McDaniels and Belichick are having some Tebow meetings themselves right about now…
    ______________________________
    If so, it would probably go something like this:

    Belichick to McDaniels: What’s that Lassie? Timmy fell down a well?

  54. gacoltfan says: Mar 20, 2012 9:34 PM

    “We passed on him,” Johnson said Tuesday on Fox Business Network about exploring the possibility of signing Manning. “Our fans expect us to look at every opportunity. We looked at the body of work of Mark Sanchez and wanted to put our faith in him. We have a new offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano, who loves Mark and the team he has around him.”

    So the Jets don’t want Manning because they have faith in Sanchez, but they do want Tebow? I thought I would never say this, but I’m starting to feel a little bit sorry for Jet fans.

  55. eyeh8goodell says: Mar 20, 2012 9:46 PM

    “We are players in the Tebow race”

    ———————————-

    Well in order for it to be a “race”, there has to be actual competition for his services. To date there is none. Hell, he doesn’t even have one team on record stating they want him. Only “un-named sources” from the Jets. I like the kid and all, but there is no demand for his services as a QB. The only people who can’t see that are his mindless Bible thumping followers………not exactly the perfect illustration for objectivity and rational thought.

  56. cool10857 says: Mar 20, 2012 9:47 PM

    There’s no way Tebow is going to the Jets. Its just more sports media propaganda.

  57. bn2n2me says: Mar 20, 2012 9:51 PM

    Im confused, wasn’t this lame the WORST rated QB in the league? Didn’t he end his last 5 at 1-4? Didn’t he LUCK UP into at least 5 of his so called wins? Wasn’t he un watchable for 50 min, and in the last ten the defenses just said this guys sux soooo much, no way he can do anything worth defending so they ease up, tiny t lucks up and catches them sleeping?? I’m just..confused on why this NON qb, has people talking as if, he’s done anything worth NEAR the coverage he’s getting???? He’s done NOTHING and deserves NONE of it..and frankly I’m sick and tired of being hijacked by this LAME on sports tv all the f’n time..d@mn.

  58. jiggy3198 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:06 PM

    Anybody who says that any qb in the nfl is not better than Tebow is an idiot. There are maybe four teams I would think would want Tebow to start. He is a terrible qb with terrible numbers. A joke with no talent sorry to burst your bubbles

  59. FeartheFightinSnap says: Mar 20, 2012 10:15 PM

    Gabbert or Tebow in Jacksonville? Who cares, Henne’s better than either. The FINS NE game early this past season was a good indication of Henne with the chains off, something he hasn’t been able to do in his career till that season, and after which he promptly got injured. I doubt they’d let him start if they trade for Tebow, but I think he’d show them in practice he’s the better QB. Thing is whoever QB’s that team is gonna accrue losses, so controversy will reign regardless.

  60. kate773 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:22 PM

    slapnutz says: Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.

    ———————————————————–

    Wow, thank you. I needed a laugh today.

    1- You are just assuming the Browns even want to trade out. The cavalier way you say “Trade Gabbart to the Browns for the #4 pick” is hilarious. Like the Browns should be grateful for the offer.

    2- There is no way, even if the Browns DID want to trade down, that they would trade that pick straight up for Gabbard. Did you not see what the Redskins just traded for #2? You’re looking at Gabbard, the #7 plus a 3 this year (if you don’t give that up for Tebow). The Browns could insist on their #2. The Jags need way more than what they’d be left with to be remotely competitive.

  61. baaaam says: Mar 20, 2012 10:22 PM

    slapnutz says:Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM

    Jags take Tebow. Trade Gabbert to Browns for #4 pick. Draft Blackmon #4 and Decastro #7. Then this team could be dangerous. Cash cow for Jags. Browns get their quarerback to build.

    LMAO, Hey Slapnuts i tell you what. If i ever become an NFL owner, your gonna be my first and only GM im ever gonna have. How can you see the browns trading their #4 pick for Gabbert? I wouldnt trade a pile of sh– for Gabbert. The sh– would be worth more anywasy, lol. But hey, cant blame you for dreaming there Slapnutz. Im still LMAO on that one.

  62. kate773 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    Oh, and as a Pars fan, I would LOVE to see the Jets get him. The distractions that would cause would destroy an already destructive locker room.

  63. kate773 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:26 PM

    kate773 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM
    Oh, and as a Pars fan, I would LOVE to see the Jets get him. The distractions that would cause would destroy an already destructive locker room.
    ——————-

    Ugh. PATS fan. Stupid auto-correct.

  64. kate773 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:30 PM

    And yes, I meant Gabbert. Oy.

  65. Deb says: Mar 20, 2012 11:07 PM

    @blancodiablo …

    Some owners are smart enough to know they net more from the TV contracts resulting from fans faithfully watching in homes near and far from the stadiums than they’ll ever net from season ticketholders. That’s why an idiot like Khan is so memorable.

  66. eyeh8goodell says: Mar 20, 2012 11:38 PM

    Ugh. CHEATS fan. Stupid auto-correct.

    ————————–

    Fixed it for ya, Kate. No need to thank me.

  67. dlk47823 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:46 PM

    You Jet hating idiots! The Jets are not bringing in Tebow to start at QB. He’ll be running the option in short yardage and goal line. He will never be a starter in the NFL. Just like adding a FB, makes sense to me.

  68. sullijo1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:55 PM

    I want him to go to the Jets just to shut up their loud mouth fans.

  69. sullijo1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:59 PM

    Can’t wait for Tebow to be traded so all you trolls will stay away from the Broncos news and worry about your own teams.

  70. j0ey15 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:51 AM

    This move makes sense for the jets from a wildcat standpoint. Last year when everyone knew Tebow was running he’d still get 5 ypc.. Tebow would be perfect for ground and pound IF (lol) the jets can play with a lead (big IF after last season lol)

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