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Report: Jaguars have “serious interest” in Tebow

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The prodigal son may indeed be returning home.

Jacksonville native Tim Tebow, soon to be shipped out of Denver, supposedly says he wants to play in Florida.  And one of the teams in Florida reportedly is very interested in making that happen.

Michael Lombardi of NFL Network reports that the Jaguars have “serious interest” in trading for Tebow.

Given that G.M. Gene Smith is widely believed to be a non-believer in Tebow, it’s safe to say that the interest comes from, well, on high.  New owner Shad Khan has said he would have drafted Tim Tebow in 2010.  Now, Khan has a chance to put his money where his mouth is.

And in turn to make a whole lot of money.

If the deal goes down, there will be plenty of awkwardness in the locker room.  Last week, Smith gave Chad Henne a $3 million signing bonus to serve as Blaine Gabbert’s backup.  Two years ago (almost to the day) Henne made waves by proclaiming that Tebow “isn’t an NFL quarterback.”

An ownership-driven decision to force Tebow onto the roster also could drive a wedge between Smith and Khan.  Already, we’ve caught wind of rumors that the two men aren’t clicking the way they should — and there’s talk in league circles that Smith may not be around after the draft concludes.

If Tebow time comes to Jacksonville, Smith may not want to be.

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  1. shawon0meter says: Mar 20, 2012 10:06 PM

    Are they going to get the offensive coordinator from Navy to run the offense?

  2. RexCanCoach says: Mar 20, 2012 10:09 PM

    Please sign him Jags. Do me and every other Jet fan a favor and keep that guy far away from Rex and NYC.

    If Sanchez reverts back to 2009-10, good for us. If not, then Jets can start over sooner rather than later with Tebow.

  3. blancodiablo says: Mar 20, 2012 10:09 PM

    Good bye Gene! I guess you could chase one owner out of town but not two. Hope those LA contacts work out for you in the end.

  4. jhart615 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:10 PM

    I love how my team is about to become the next media circus…

  5. mrplow3 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:10 PM

    Trent Dilfer, Chad Henne, Brady Quinn….

    What’s with horrible quarterback’s taking shots at other qb’s for lousy play?

    Delicious irony.

  6. redrobots44 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    Tebow is the man, good guy

  7. jacobslatter says: Mar 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    If it cost the Eagles a 4th round pick & a flip-flop of 3rd round picks to land a player the caliber of DeMeco Ryans then the Jags should only dole out a 6th round pick & a copy of the Holy Bible.

  8. eddddddd says: Mar 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    Shad Khan = Jerry Jones lite

  9. lilrob10201 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    Doing this would end the Jaguars blackout.Just think about how many tickets the Jaguars would sell if they acquired Tebow and how many jerseys that they would sell.But if I were the Jaguars the most I would give for Tebow is a 4th rounder.

  10. possiblecabbage says: Mar 20, 2012 10:11 PM

    If you put Tebow, Gabbert, and Henne on one team… you still don’t have any NFL caliber quarterbacks.

  11. pcjag says: Mar 20, 2012 10:13 PM

    17 year ticket holder and this is not good news to me. If he was brought in for anything other than QB- ok. Temp ticket boost may occur but not from real team fans.

  12. realnflmaster says: Mar 20, 2012 10:13 PM

    Jags fans better start saying their hail marys.

  13. gojags436 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:13 PM

    As a 6 year season ticket holder, I can’t decide if I will renew after this season or not. But I can definately say that if this happens, it sucks. I don’t want Tebow on my team.

  14. arlingtonsynn says: Mar 20, 2012 10:13 PM

    If ‘Tebowing’ is where you fall on one knee and pray…..

    Then ‘Khanning’ has to be twirling your mustache with an evil grin.

    And poor Henne. He gets to be this year’s Brady Quinn.

  15. Dex says: Mar 20, 2012 10:13 PM

    Tebow can make the top ten most googled list on a weekly basis. Jacksonville hasn’t made the list once. From a PR perspective, it can’t be a bad move.

  16. afunny0 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:13 PM

    LOL, the only reason the Jaguars have so called serious interest is because hes from Jacksonville. The Media just wont stop, how much you tryna bet he does not end up in JAX. They really dont want him.

  17. broncfanor says: Mar 20, 2012 10:14 PM

    Tebow for Gabbert, straight across. Done.

  18. lincolnhawk77 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:15 PM

    Wow! A league source is reporting this? Sounds credible, especially when Gene has been pretty vocal about it and Khan said he’s got Gene’s back. I’d much sooner believe a “league source”.

    If Khan makes this trade, it will destroy this franchise from the inside out. GM doesn’t want him, Coaches were hired to coach Gabbert, Players have been vocal that they don’t want him, and the majority of the real fans have been more vocal that they don’t want him.

  19. gacoltfan says: Mar 20, 2012 10:15 PM

    Speaking for Colts, Titans, and Texans fans: Please, please, please Jacksonville do this. It’s much more important to sell tickets than win games. Four years down the road after 4 consecutive 2-4 win seasons you will still be sold out every week, because you have Tebow as your QB and, your fans know that is much more important than winning games.

  20. smartbutlazy says: Mar 20, 2012 10:15 PM

    I still think Philly or Bufallo would be best for the Tebowski. But Jax would probably be best for business.

  21. mecheng04 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:16 PM

    Will purchase season tickets the minute he’s signed. Fellow UF grad and fun to watch the guy play.

    Never had much interest in the Jags before… Cuz they perennially suck!!!

  22. chadwick0211 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:16 PM

    Like I care what Gene Smith thinks of anything anymore.. Gene has been irrelevant as a GM for what seems like years now.. Yeah, he brought in some pieces here and there, but sorry, too little too late..

  23. pbolyard says: Mar 20, 2012 10:17 PM

    Maybe Denver should hold onto Tebow until they actually see Peyton play a game injury free.

  24. az78true says: Mar 20, 2012 10:17 PM

    I hope this happens for Tim as he got a rotten deal from Denver.

  25. yankees527 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:18 PM

    Isnt it funny how Elway is soooo jealous of Tebow’s popularity that he brought in a new quarterback! Let’s face it….Manning will not be remembered as a Bronco. Now with Tebow on his way out, Elway feels like his “best Denver quarterback” status is safe. So pathetic!

  26. stakex says: Mar 20, 2012 10:19 PM

    Teblow will never have a better situation then he had last year. The league took a few games to figure out his style letting him look decent for a bit, and Denver had such a good defense they could still win games with his awful play. The defense would keep the score very low, and when Tebow finally would get around to making a good play it was enough a few times.

    Did he really do anything great? Nope. Was he highly over rated? Uh… yeah. Has his career hit its peak already? Probably.

  27. chunky000 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:20 PM

    Hey Mike, who’s this “Shad” Khan you keep writing about? Last I checked, Shahid Khan was the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  28. blancodiablo says: Mar 20, 2012 10:23 PM

    gojags436

    Then give up those seats in the 400 sections big boy. This is happening. I’m a jaguar fan and will support the team no matter what.

    Welcome home Tebow.

  29. gotampabay52 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:23 PM

    Feel bad for any teams fans that get Tebow he isnt going to make u better onwers want ticket and jersey sales sad he shouldnt of beem drafted

  30. mystereo says: Mar 20, 2012 10:24 PM

    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!!!!

  31. kayakattack says: Mar 20, 2012 10:24 PM

    If they do this, they deserve to lose a franchise. Instead of building a championship brand, the flip flop every season on uniforms, players and personnel and it’s a disaster. They have become a joke, instead of building a tradition and a winning brand, they are bottom feeders because of moves like this. I don’t care if he sells tickets for a few home games, I’d rather win a super bowl and have a chance to compete every year… why do the Packers, Steelers and Giants have so many super bowls? Because they are smart and they compete every year, no ridiculous trades, no gimmicks, just smart and consistent football moves.

  32. concernedcitizen001 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    The Jags might want to ask Dallas how having an owner who thinks he’s a GM is working out?

  33. afunny0 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    If the Jags really give the Broncos Blaine Gabbert for Tebow. The Broncos won this deal and its not even close. Tebow cant pass, and will just set the franchise back for about ten years and they will be laughing stocks and the Broncos will have Manning and a Rookie QB with a lot of potiential and could be really good in the future and they would be set for about the next fifteen years.

    TRUTH

  34. blancodiablo says: Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    gacoltfan

    As if the Colts have any say. Remember those glory years? You know the one super bowl victory over 14 years of having the greatest QB?

    LA Colts! Yeah, I said it.

  35. gacoltfan says: Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    Trent Dilfer, Chad Henne, Brady Quinn….

    What’s with horrible quarterback’s taking shots at other qb’s for lousy play?

    Delicious irony.

    Having enough talent to play and being able to evaluate talent are two completely different things. In any sport very few of the best scouts/GM’s/coaches were good players. Many never played the sport beyond high school.

    Besides, according to your logic, if these guys (who have the talent to play QB in the NFL) don’t have the qualifications to comment on the level of QB play, where does that leave your opinion on how good a QB is?

  36. vincespowersweep says: Mar 20, 2012 10:27 PM

    Jag fans, meet your new owner, Dan Snyder.

  37. blackhairedlawyerssuck says: Mar 20, 2012 10:28 PM

    @mecheng04…

    YOU are the exact reason Tebow does not belong here. I am a 10 year season ticket holder and this is exactly what would happen Only buy tickets to do what ??? GO STARE AT TEBOW’S ARSE !!!!! Stay away PLEASE !!!! YOU and TT. Don’t want him and ESPICALLY don’t want a non fan like YOU !!! YOU PERENNIALLY SUCK !!!!

  38. slickmarine says: Mar 20, 2012 10:29 PM

    realnflmaster says:Mar 20, 2012 10:13 PM

    Jags fans better start saying their hail marys.
    ____

    Tebow is Protestant.
    Hail Marys are for Catholics
    (and quarterbacks with strong arms)

  39. jaxdomino says: Mar 20, 2012 10:30 PM

    Surprised no one called lilrob10201 out for his comment, “Doing this would end the Jaguars blackout.Just think about how many tickets the Jaguars would sell if they acquired Tebow and how many jerseys that they would sell.But if I were the Jaguars the most I would give for Tebow is a 4th rounder.”

    umm, WHAT BLACKOUTS!!! Jags have had ZERO blackouts in TWO years! WITHOUT Tebow! They actually GAINED season ticket holders AFTER the Jags PASSED in Tebow!

    I do agree that this is a good SHORT-TERM business decision, but a horrible LONG-TERM business decision. I don’t see Shad Khan as a Jerry Jones Lite, remember Jerry is the GENERAL MANAGER and OWNER of the Cowboys. Until Shad takes over the GM position, I’ll leave it at him just wanted to sell some tickets.

  40. gacoltfan says: Mar 20, 2012 10:31 PM

    mecheng04 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 10:16 PM
    Will purchase season tickets the minute he’s signed. Fellow UF grad and fun to watch the guy play.

    Never had much interest in the Jags before… Cuz they perennially suck!!!

     
    See Jags, listen to your fans, you’ll sell tickets.

    By the way mecheng, when they still suck 3 yrs. from now, will you still be buying season tickets.

  41. santolonius says: Mar 20, 2012 10:31 PM

    if smith and henne have to go for this to happen so be it. jags fans have a right to have a reason to care about their team. and tebow might just win anyway. were they going to be much better than at best 7-9 anyway?

  42. cmc76 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:32 PM

    Get Gene smith outta there. Why did you draft Gabbert when 3 so called qd gurus all on him, but you’re the genius that moved up for him. Tebow haters if not for what Tebow brought to the broncos they wouldn’t have had a shot at Manning. Last time I checked they were 1 – 4 and playing bad on both sides of the ball before he got his shot

  43. laxcoach37 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:32 PM

    @arlngtonsynn

    Henne has already been this year’s Brady Quinn. (and last years). In Miami, this poor guy was ridiculed to death and maligned because the Fins didn’t get Quinn (and thank God for that). Henne got a bum rap and he will be a quality starter. The Tebow thing is to sell Tickets, but won’t last. The only good thing about Tebow is the Offense does play 11 vs 11. In all other Offenses after the QB throws or hands off, it is 11 vs 10. Maybe they work a Wildcat package for him, but either way ( and I am a Tebow Fan) you cant waste money or picks for a package QB ( see Brad Smith and Pat White projects) and moreover can’t throw out your Playbook to accomodate him either. I wish the Jags the best, but this move will hurt their progress. Let him go to the Jets for pure comedic value. He might actually be a better passer than Sanchez. I know short term it will help them win close games.

  44. ocon171 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:34 PM

    He will get rid of the black outs? There hasn’t been one in a few years. If the jags get him they set their rebuilding back 3 or years. He’s garbage. gene smith doesn’t want him (although smith is garbage too). most fans don’t want him and the team doesn’t want him either…. and we don’t want you cult followers as jags fan. we need a real qb. not a sideshow

  45. vincentbojackson says: Mar 20, 2012 10:35 PM

    Surprised the Raiders aren’t falling all over themselves to throw away two more first round picks.

  46. rollerino1 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:35 PM

    If Tebow goes to the Jags, I don’t think there will be the media madness that there was in Denver. People out West are not used to crazy Southern football fans. Tebow would be back home in his element, and after a few weeks it will be business as usual.

  47. Quixotically Delicious says: Mar 20, 2012 10:38 PM

    There couldn’t be too serious of an interest otherwise the deal would be done. The dude can be had for less than DeMeco Ryans’ trade. Whats the hold up?

  48. lincolnhawk77 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:41 PM

    chadwick0211 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:16 PM

    Like I care what Gene Smith thinks of anything anymore.. Gene has been irrelevant as a GM for what seems like years now.. Yeah, he brought in some pieces here and there, but sorry, too little too late.

    - – - – - – – - – - –

    Seems like years? Maybe because he’s only been GM for 3 years. So he was irrelevant then after what, his first year? Nice logic, buddy!

  49. xpensivewinos says: Mar 20, 2012 10:43 PM

    There will hopefully be an opening in Miami soon……

  50. chawk12thman says: Mar 20, 2012 10:44 PM

    Won’t it be funny when Tebow ends up starting and Heene is holding the clipboard on the sidelines for the 2012 season?

    If he is traded to Jags there will not be an “open competition,” like in Seattle…… :)

    Heck; It won’t be the best football, but it will entertaining!

  51. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 20, 2012 10:44 PM

    I’ll cheer for the Jags to win games if Tebow plays there. I won’t change allegiances to a new favorite team, but I can tell you when the Jags are playing anyone else… I’m hoping the Jags win. You want a regional pull Khan, you got it… In fact, you just went national. Jags+Tebow=AJaguarNation.

    I didn’t follow Tebow in college, I just like seeing him win when so many people hate him for really no reason whatsoever. I guess his religion makes people uncomfortable, but that isn’t his problem.

  52. bobbyhoying says: Mar 20, 2012 10:45 PM

    Bring him back under the nose of all the Bulldog fans in South Georgia. They can remember what it was like to lose to him.

  53. drumsomeone says: Mar 20, 2012 10:47 PM

    The Tebow Clown Show is leaving Denver!

  54. CoachLamp says: Mar 20, 2012 10:47 PM

    Any team that signs Tebow is also signing on his fan base, which is wildly irrational. Whenever the starter screws up (they all do, they’re human), the whole place will be chanting “Tebow”. That can’t be good for a second-year quarterback’s confidence. The fan base will just be remembering Tebow’s wins where they scored 13 points against inferior teams, not that you can eat a full seven-course meal during his wind-up.

  55. thatguywhoisactuallyamiamisportsfan says: Mar 20, 2012 10:47 PM

    Really!?

  56. dixon29 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:48 PM

    If the Jaguars screw this up like they did by not drafting him in the first place they are fools.

    Tim Tebow a Jaguar=Sellouts.

    It would be nice for the Jaguars to take the tarps off all those upper deck seats.

  57. jbcommonsense says: Mar 20, 2012 10:49 PM

    Cannot figure out which I have less respect for, the personnel-evaluating skills of Smith or Khan, or the QB skills of Tebow.

  58. rexismybff says: Mar 20, 2012 10:50 PM

    Why in the World would anyone care what Gene Smith thinks about anything?

    All his great moves, sending injured veteran quarterbacks out of town and tremendously over-reaching on Gabbert as the #10 pick in the draft have resulted in NO discernible extra wins, NO discernible extra fans in the seats (less actually), and NO credibility for the team, its owners or coaches.

  59. ocon171 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:53 PM

    We don’t want him. He’s garbage. gene doesn’t want him. real fans don’t want him. players don’t want him. if they get him it puts team back 3 or 4 years and hurts fan situation. and for idiots talking about blackouts….there hasn’t been one in a few years….

  60. rickycubane says: Mar 20, 2012 10:53 PM

    tim tebow cant play for the jags because he has to die for these idiot trailer park trash fans’ sins and rise from the dead…

    get over tebow..

    the guy should quit football and go on tour with Disney and the Jonas Brothers.. this dude is still a virgin…

    im tired of being alive and 28 at the same exact time when a guy who is the most popular athlete in the world doesnt drink, chase women, cuss, or tell John Elway to go F himself… get some balls and be the Anti Hero already so i can actually root for you…

  61. jaimelh02 says: Mar 20, 2012 10:55 PM

    It’s makes too much sense for this not to happen. If Tebow and McGahee were deadly, could you imagine a backfield of Tebow and MJD? They’d run through the weak AFC South

  62. swagjag says: Mar 20, 2012 10:56 PM

    Khan you be this dumb? Have we learned nothing from Al Davis? Tebow is a creation of the media who won’t cut it on Sundays. If this move goes down, Skip Bayless can have my tickets. This will splinter the fan base. Be smart and listen to the football people who have been steering you away from this from the onset. This move would only bring a thousand cameras to watch a horrible product on the field. Can’t throw. Can’t read defenses. And we already have a guy that can pound the rock. Gabbert’s first incompletion will be met with a chorus of TEBOW chants. If being a great college player meant squat in the pros, Vince Young would be starting and Ty Detmer would be in the Hall. If you push this incredibly dumb and short sighted money grab, watch how quickly the fans that welcomed you with open arms turn on you. Let the Jets burn a pick on him and in two years count your blessings for not buying the hype when he still sucks.

    Letting Tebowmaniacs dictate personnel moves is like letting the Tea Party dictate Government. It’s not too late to say, “just kidding guys.”

  63. rg3isvictory says: Mar 20, 2012 11:01 PM

    I remember Tebow turning Denver’s season around and the pure love he got from his team for being a great leader. Tebow has one a playoff game and believe Henne and Blaine where at home watching him make it to the second round of the playoffs. He is already more successful than Henne and will be brought in to start or compete for the starting position while Henne literally signed as a backup. How ironic!!! Remember when the Baltimore Ravens got rid of their “terrible” QB after their Super Bowl win? What happened? Ah yes, they never went back to another one and have been through several since. Dilfer 1- Ravens 0. I hope Elway is prepared for the karma of trading Tebow, signing Manning while also having to unretire #18 so the diva can have it! Classy move Manning! I can’t wait to hear the Meril Hoges of the continue to be proved wrong!!!

  64. mcb57 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:01 PM

    Mechengo4 stay home, real Jaguar fans don’t need you. How did that Spurrier whining work out.

  65. borisbulldog says: Mar 20, 2012 11:01 PM

    If Sanchez reverts back to 2009-10, good for us. If not, then Jets can start over sooner rather than later with Tebow.

    ———————————————————-

    Rexcancoach?

    How much you wanna bet Tebow wins more games in Jax then Sanchez this year?

    I say Tebow 7 and Sanchez 6!

  66. swagjag says: Mar 20, 2012 11:02 PM

    Manufacturing generic Jag fans won’t mean a thing when Tebow isn’t the QB in three years, but turning your back on the diehards will hurt when the fair weather fans have taken their delusions elsewhere and the stadium is half empty. Tebow won’t take the tarps off. He will take the team down. Don’t reveal yourself as the Pakistani Stephen Ross. I have such high hopes for you and this team.

  67. kane337 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:04 PM

    Bye Bye Gene Smith. Your picks have sucked anyway.

  68. i10east says: Mar 20, 2012 11:08 PM

    Yay!!! I’m really looking forward to the Gators idiots to boo Gabbert when he throws his first incompletion, and chant Tebow! :(

  69. gacoltfan says: Mar 20, 2012 11:15 PM

    blancodiablo says:
    Mar 20, 2012 10:25 PM
    gacoltfan

    As if the Colts have any say. Remember those glory years? You know the one super bowl victory over 14 years of having the greatest QB?

    LA Colts! Yeah, I said it.

     In those 14 yrs, 25 other NFL teams have 0 rings, including the Jags.

    Really, you want to say LA Colts? Isn’t Jacksonville along with the Rams the leading contender for that?

  70. chadwick0211 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:16 PM

    lincolnhawk77 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 10:41 PM

    Seems like years? Maybe because he’s only been GM for 3 years. So he was irrelevant then after what, his first year? Nice logic, buddy!

    ————————————————

    “Seems Like”, it’s called a similie.. Look it up.

    So, what has Gene done for this team in those 3 years besides keep this team locked in the basement? There’s your logic.. But please, continue sniffing Gene’s jock while he grabs us another Superstar playmaker.. Maybe this time, he’ll scout Delaware Community College, I heard they’re a DE producing machine!!!

  71. casinodino says: Mar 20, 2012 11:20 PM

    TEBOW….TEBOW……TEBOW!!!!!!!!!

  72. blancodiablo says: Mar 20, 2012 11:26 PM

    Yes we haven’t had a blackout in a while. But when was the last time we had a sellout. If you are a season ticket holder like myself, the empty seats and tarps are an embarrassment. Jacksonville is better than that and you so called hardcore fans have failed to change the image.

    Kids love Tebow and parents love his message. He will bridge them to the team where a chad henne cannot.

    Good bye Gene and any of you “fans” who have held this franchise down.

  73. tropboi11 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:33 PM

    I hope Tebow does go to the Jags just to hear more crying from their fans, how much further can Tebow set you back, you already suck, do you think Gabbert or Henne is the answer to your QB problems?

  74. jagsfanugh says: Mar 20, 2012 11:34 PM

    jaxdomino says:
    Mar 20, 2012 10:30 PM
    Surprised no one called lilrob10201 out for his comment, “Doing this would end the Jaguars blackout.Just think about how many tickets the Jaguars would sell if they acquired Tebow and how many jerseys that they would sell.But if I were the Jaguars the most I would give for Tebow is a 4th rounder.”

    umm, WHAT BLACKOUTS!!! Jags have had ZERO blackouts in TWO years! WITHOUT Tebow! They actually GAINED season ticket holders AFTER the Jags PASSED in Tebow!

    I do agree that this is a good SHORT-TERM business decision, but a horrible LONG-TERM business decision. I don’t see Shad Khan as a Jerry Jones Lite, remember Jerry is the GENERAL MANAGER and OWNER of the Cowboys. Until Shad takes over the GM position, I’ll leave it at him just wanted to sell some tickets.

    You do understand that most likely the former owner bought the rest of the tickets to prevent a blackout. It isn’t like all 5 of you fans showed up.

  75. prosourcetalk says: Mar 20, 2012 11:42 PM

    Gabbert is garbage, Henne would have been starting over him by Week 3 or 4 anyways

  76. Deb says: Mar 20, 2012 11:42 PM

    Khan has been clear that his only interest is putting butts in seats. That makes Tebow a very attractive prospect … in the short-term. He’ll sell tickets and jerseys. But unless the Jags become competitive, he won’t continue selling. And you can’t count on opposing teams continuing to run out of bounds to give him extra time, play without 3/4 of their starters, be too arrogant to game plan, or any of the other flukes that helped Tebow win last year. I like the kid. He’s got heart and he’s a great baller. But he’s no NFL quarterback.

  77. astrosfan75956 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:43 PM

    They should have interest in him!

  78. sullijo1 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:44 PM

    Drive the price up, way up!!

  79. staffordsyear says: Mar 20, 2012 11:47 PM

    Ya,ya..i called this yesterday.

  80. rajbais says: Mar 20, 2012 11:49 PM

    He’s going to South Beach or the Big Apple.

    My goodness, Belichick could make him a running back in New England! The positional conversions are not new for the Pats’ head coach!!!
    Troy Brown became a cornerback and Julian Edelman converted from a college QB to WR to DB!!!

  81. txtroutslayer says: Mar 20, 2012 11:50 PM

    All I know is Khan reminds of the night Club owner in Night At The Roxberry who keeps asking people “Hey did you just touch my ass!?!”

  82. granadafan says: Mar 20, 2012 11:58 PM

    Tebow needs to stay in the Bible Belt where his kind of throwing religion in people’s faces is acceptable there. We’ll also soon see the wishbone offense wherever Tebow goes.

  83. fringetastic says: Mar 21, 2012 12:01 AM

    You know, Mike, you’ve been repeating that line from the Princess Bride a lot lately, about a word not meaning what you think it does.

    Tebow is the prodigal son? Really?

    I don’t think prodigal means what you think it means.

    The word ‘prodigal’ means ‘wastefully extravagant’. I don’t think that describes Tebow anywhere close to a ‘T’.

  84. kane337 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:02 AM

    I think Tebow would be exciting for Jacksonville. It would really spark the franchise, get fans in the seats, be in prime time games, always discussed, shown in highlights, get lots of brand recognition, and made relevant again.

  85. mtheparrothead says: Mar 21, 2012 12:05 AM

    As a ticket holder tebow and his fans coming here is the breaking point. Tickets will be cancelled and I’ll be back rooting for my hometown Detroit lions, never to look back

  86. chadwick0211 says: Mar 21, 2012 12:21 AM

    mtheparrothead says:
    Mar 21, 2012 12:05 AM

    As a ticket holder tebow and his fans coming here is the breaking point. Tickets will be cancelled and I’ll be back rooting for my hometown Detroit lions, never to look back

    ——-
    Fair weather much?

  87. drisdale says: Mar 21, 2012 12:51 AM

    2 + 2 = . . . 1

  88. steelymcbeam6 says: Mar 21, 2012 1:24 AM

    A good PR move… Might actually be able to break into the triple digits in attendence with tebow there

  89. randomcommenter says: Mar 21, 2012 2:00 AM

    Jags should grab him, not just because of ticket sales, but because Gabbert looks terrible.

    He looks scared in the pocket and that’s something he probably won’t overcome.

  90. csszrr says: Mar 21, 2012 2:26 AM

    Moving from JAX to LA is pricey. Tebow jerseys alone would cover it though.

  91. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 21, 2012 6:31 AM

    If Tebow were to come to Jax you can assume that Gabbert would be sent packing.

    Henne is a failed NFL starter, so he’s destined to be a backup anywhere. But Gabbert is a Top 10 pick entering into his second year – he’s not going to sit behind a 3rd year guy and be happy about it.

    Side note – if Gene Smith wants to leave I say don’t let the door hit you. Never been a fan of this guy and his bizarre draft picks.

  92. joe.attaboy says: Mar 21, 2012 6:38 AM

    I don’t care what “Mike Lombardi of NFL Network” or any of these guys say. Shad Khan is not going to take over the GM reins and deal for this guy. These “rumors” he and gene Smith are not “getting along” are utter BS. Wayne’s office chair is barely cold, and already the media has the franchise coming apart at the seams over some pseudo-quarterback.

    This is never going to happen. Make book on it.

  93. mortimeryoung says: Mar 21, 2012 7:02 AM

    Fringetastic, your post is cringetastic. “The Prodigal Son” is a parable from the Bible. Sheesh.

  94. joetoronto says: Mar 21, 2012 7:28 AM

    Pick your poison, Jags fan.

    1. Tebow is your “QB”, you can get rid of the tarps and keep your team for a while.

    2. Keep the tarps and just move baby!

    Either way, you’re screwed.

  95. mtheparrothead says: Mar 21, 2012 7:54 AM

    Fair weather? I’m from Detroit and live in Jacksonville numbskull. I support my home team, and my adopted home team as many transplants to the south.

  96. jimr10 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:27 AM

    Next to Jerry Jones.. Gene Smith is the worst GM in the business…. look at his track record.

  97. gatorprof says: Mar 21, 2012 8:27 AM

    mortimeryoung,

    Yes and if you are familiar with the parable, you should understand that comparing Tebow to the younger son is inaccurate at best.

  98. jaxcliff says: Mar 21, 2012 8:27 AM

    chunky000: “who’s this “Shad” Khan you keep writing about? Last I checked, Shahid Khan was the new owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.”

    His name is Shahid but he goes by “Shad”

  99. jagsfan1 says: Mar 21, 2012 8:48 AM

    Gene Smith has been with Jags since DAY 1….
    I know during alot of that time he did not have major input on draft, players, etc – but over the last 7/8 years or so as VP and GM – he has…
    Byron Leftwich
    Reggie Williams
    Matt Jones
    Reggie Nelson
    Derrick Harvey
    ALL COLOSSAL BUSTS…and he has followed that by trying to prove to everyone how hard he works and how smart he is by OVERDRAFTING small school players that are clearly overmatched in NFL and should have been undrafted free agents…
    Sorry Gene – you have had enough time and were lucky you were kept on as GM when Shad bought the team…
    Get Tebow in here and let the fun begin – if it doesn’t work we can always blow it up and try again – but it will be a hell of alot of fun along the way.

  100. mecheng04 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:23 AM

    @blackhairedlawyerssuck

    All the “REAL Jaguar fans” that are going to cancel their season tickets the moment he’s brought to JAX are no different than us fake fans that are going to buy because if he goes to JAX.

    The simple fact for me is that the Jags haven’t been anything worth getting excited about since the Mark Brunell/ Tom Coughlin days. I think Tebow could bring a spark to them. Being a Gator alum, I am unashamedly a Tebow fan. I’m not one those guys that’s going to boo the starter or scream to put Tebow in, but I do like the idea of a good football player that’s done a lot in the community getting a shot to play for his hometown team (and more important, I’ll pay money to support that). If that bothers you, that’s your problem…not mine.

    @gacoltfan

    You’re right. If Jags are still terrible in three years, I probably won’t be buying tickets anymore. You probably wouldn’t either though, because they’ll be in L.A.

  101. 16x8equal49ers says: Mar 21, 2012 10:11 AM

    “Money in the bank” Stupid if this doesn’t hapen, Jacksonville has such a hard time selling tickets this is a no brainer.

  102. KM91 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:32 AM

    Ladies and gentlemen, I show you Exhibit A

    mecheng04:

    Will purchase season tickets the minute he’s signed. Fellow UF grad and fun to watch the guy play.

    Never had much interest in the Jags before… Cuz they perennially suck!!!

    Yes folks, this is why we have trouble with ticket sales. Fairweathers. This guy hasn’t been interested in the Jaguars before Tebow and once Tebow leaves, he probably won’t follow the team again.

  103. joe.attaboy says: Mar 21, 2012 11:09 AM

    @jagsfan1 said:

    Gene Smith has been with Jags since DAY 1….
    I know during alot of that time he did not have major input on draft, players, etc – but over the last 7/8 years or so as VP and GM – he has…
    Byron Leftwich
    Reggie Williams
    Matt Jones
    Reggie Nelson
    Derrick Harvey
    ALL COLOSSAL BUSTS…

    You can’t be much of a Jaguar fan if you don’t know your team history. Gene Smith didn’t make any of those picks, since he was still in the team’s scouting department. Every one of those busts were chosen by Shack Harris during his time as director of player personnel, along with input from Jack Del Rio. While Smith may have had provided the scouting information on those players, the ultimate decisions were made by Harris and Del Rio. Both of whom, as I’m sure you’re aware, are long gone.

    Gene Smith didn’t take over as GM until 2009, and his picks have included Eugene Monroe, Eben Britton, Tyson Alualu, Derek Cox, Mike Thomas Terrence Knighton and a lot of other players who have made an impact, far more than most of those guys. Are you going to tell me that the great defensive free agent signings he mad last year were all busts, too?

    He passed on Tebow two years ago and they’re going to pass on him again. Deal with it.

  104. Deb says: Mar 21, 2012 1:54 PM

    granadafan says:

    Tebow needs to stay in the Bible Belt where his kind of throwing religion in people’s faces is acceptable there. We’ll also soon see the wishbone offense wherever Tebow goes.
    ————————————————-
    When did Denver join the Bible Belt? He seemed to go over pretty big there. You’re naive if you think his star appeal is limited to the Deep South.

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