If Tim Tebow Jets deal is nixed, Jaguars will be in the mix

AP

As Tim Tebow’s trade to the Jets hangs in the balance over a disputed $5 million payment, a team that could get much more than $5 million in ticket revenue from Tebow’s presence is considering trading for him.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are now in the mix and attempting to work out a trade with the Broncos for Tebow, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Tebow was a national championship-winning and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the Florida Gators and is an enormously popular figure there, and he more than any other player could alleviate the Jaguars’ perpetual problems with filling their stadium. Jaguars owner Shad Khan has made no secret that he’d love to see Tebow in a Jaguars uniform, although the football people in Jacksonville don’t appear to be particularly interested in his services.

Meanwhile, the Rams also appear to have some interest in Tebow and have discussed a deal with the Broncos as well.

The Broncos and Jets initially agreed to a trade that would send Tebow and a seventh-round pick to New York in exchange for a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick. But that trade hit a sticking point when the Jets realized that Tebow’s contract had a clause that required some $5 million in salary advances he has already received to be sent back to the Broncos by any team that acquires him.

The Jets apparently didn’t fully read Tebow’s contract before agreeing to the deal. And although the Jets formally announced the trade, they did not finalize it with the league office, which is required before any trade becomes official. So it appears that the Jets will be able to back out of the deal now that they realize how much Tebow would cost them.

And that could result in Tebow ending up where he wants to go, back home in Florida.

152 responses to “If Tim Tebow Jets deal is nixed, Jaguars will be in the mix

  1. I’m not so sure the “football people” in Jacksonville know what the eff they’re doing anyway. Have you seen the product they’ve put on the field? Tebow isn’t going to make them any worse, that’s for sure.

  2. Jaguars are gonna grab him. They’d be crazy to let him slip out of their hands a third time (First through the draft, then the trade to Jets today).

  3. But I’ve read where the $5m is why the Jags didn’t pull the trigger on the trade themselves. Someone is full of it on this.

  4. Nice contract moves by Tebow’s agent. It may end up giving him control of his destination, as well as the added bonus of getting to tell Elway to “@#%@###” himself on the way out the door!

    Note: Tebow doesn’t say bad words, the crazy symbols literally fly out of his mouth.

  5. With a lol lol here and a lol lol there. Here a lol there a lol everywhere a lol lol.

  6. Not a Tebowmaniac, but I actually felt bad for the guy going to the Jets. More proof of that circus is their inability to read a contract. Is their any level of professionalism on that team? Coaches, trainers, white pants wearing ‘leaders’, mouthy CB’s, now lawyers… Wow.

  7. “The Jets apparently didn’t fully read Tebow’s contract before agreeing to the deal.”

    LOL!

  8. Jets fans have to hope that Jacksonville’s front office is dumber than their own and trades for Te-blow.

  9. The Jets didn’t fully read Tebow’s contract before agreeing to the deal.

    Classic jets front office move !

    Love Joe Namath’s comment that the jets really don’t know what they are doing as he said today on the Michael Kay show just shown on ESPN.

  10. “Tebow was a national championship-winning and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback”

    I love how they throw that in there is if they guy is something special. Some of the better NFL QB’s were never on championship teams or were never Heisman’s but they still produced for their respective teams. And, of course we know stories of those Heisman winners that turned out to be major disappointments. Moral of the story, don’t judge a book by it’s cover. And, never add a player to fill seats!….

  11. The whole jets organization, from top to bottom, can’t do anything right. All of their fans should be pretty ashamed of them.

  12. Make no doubt, the league wants Tebow in Jacksonville. The additional revenue from an underperforming team adds coin to the league as a whole.

    Really, who wants to see the C squad flop around every Sunday at Everbank Field? Not enjoyable. And a bad product = low revenue. At least the C squad with Tebow sparks some interest.

    Maybe the third time to sign Tebow is the charm for Genius Gene Smith. Wouldnt count on it. This whole thing could have been avoided with a 4th round pick.

  13. 20,000 more fans per game in Jacksonville if Tebow goes there. At $30 a ticket. That almost pays for the 5 million.

  14. And here I thought maybe god stepped in to do Tebow a solid…

    Wrong, the Jets are just led by a bunch of idiots.

  15. How many chances to the Jags need to get Tebow? The NFL should just banish Tebow to Jacksonville for the good of them both.

  16. If I were Tebow, I would much rather go to JAX than the circus in NYC. Go back home, at least for awhile – then LA, have a chance to contribute, and not deal with Ryan, Cro, Holmes and the rest of the Jets.

  17. faithful209er says: Mar 21, 2012 5:01 PM

    God has intervened to send Timmy to the Promised Land (Jacksonville).
    —–

    If Jacksonville is the promised land, we’re all screwed.

  18. I feel the broncos should be out the 5 mill because everyone knew the colts we’re gonna release manning and draft luck but they paid tebow and got manning. They knew the whole time they wanted the money back but just so happened to leave that huge piece of info out and now want the 5 mill back. Well denver you can’t have your cake and eat it to. Trust me you’ll make the 5 mill back so shut up and quit being filthy rich greedy douches

  19. It’s been said by others, but has there been a bigger day in an offseason or a wackier offseason and we aren’t at the draft yet. This day and this offseason just keeps getting better and better and more strange.

    Also, everyone hates Merrill Hoge and his comments about RGIII but after watching his pro day workout, Luke better be VERY special because RGIII looked amazing, relaxed, confident, talented and all the makings of a franchise QB. I was impressed and understand why Hoge said what he did.

  20. So how is it that none of the talking heads from PFT to ESPN found out about the $5 Million Road Block in Tbone’s contract until now? A joke to expect a team to give away draft picks plus $5 Million for a college jock that has less talent than Paris Hilton.

  21. The Angel’s Curse. The beginning of the dark cloud forming over Denver. (Just another day for the Jets.)

  22. The Jets apparently didn’t fully read Tebow’s contract before agreeing to the deal.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And the Broncos didn’t tell them or they just assumed the Jets were cool with paying $5 million? Seriously?

  23. How many chances to the Jags need to get Tebow? The NFL should just banish Tebow to Jacksonville for the good of them both.

    LOL!!!!!!!!!! I agree!

  24. I’m sure that the teams agreed to the trade in principle and then let the lawyers do the paperwork. Upon reading the entire contract a Jets lawyer found the clause(which should have been disclosed to them during the negotiations) and notified Jets management about it.
    Sounds like Denver tried to pull a fast one.Dumb on thier part if they thought the clause would be missed.
    The morons on here posting that the Jets are clueless wouldn’t understand a contract anyway, but they sure know their football(SARCASM)

  25. As a Patriots fan , its great watching the 2 laughingstocks of the NFL , the Jet & Dolphins, fumble their way through the offseason. What a joke those 2 franchises are.

  26. Tebow would be great at the Wildcat. No way he competes for starting QB.
    An excellent replacement for Brad Smith.
    Hope the Jets get him.

  27. Jacksonville should get Tebow solely for business reasons. He will put butts in seats and sell jerseys. Give him a fair chance to compete with Henne and Gabbert. You can include him in some special packages and see how it goes.

  28. Sheeeesh, get this trade problem resolved! $5 million will be made back by next year in jersey sales, especially the new Nike ones. Tebow is better than Gabbert and Sanchez, so Jags or Jets?

  29. If any team is stupid enough to pay Jon “the con” Elway $5 million bucks plus draft picks for the Tbonehead then the Bronks should have a huge block busting party calling it the “Thanks You Stupid Suckas”

  30. Please let the trade go through, we dont need the Tebow circus coming to Jacksonville. As if the cheap gator fans would actually buy season tickets. Most of them would rather sit in their doublewide and watch the game on their 52″ TV. and complain if it is blacked out.

  31. For the $5MM poison pill clause to work to Tim’s advantage, then it has to be a poison pill that Tim could elect to revoke if he approved a trade. That’s the only way it provides leverage to Tim. So, if Jacksonville backed off Tim because of the $5MM, then either Tim doesn’t want to play in Jacksonville or the $5MM doesn’t give Tim any leverage.

    Maybe the Jets did a verbal handshake on the deal thinking they could talk Tim into revoking the poison pill and then found out from Tim that wasn’t going to happen. Just guessing here.

    Interesting.

  32. It’s not news that Tim has evangelism as a personal objective.

    It would be an uphill process to pursue that objective in the NYCity area with such an unhappy / derisive-to-Christianity point of view in the local media. I can’t see why Tim would be happy about moving to the NYCity environment.

    .

  33. You dummies really think that $5 million would not be part of the trade talks? The Jets would be expected to just send over that large amount of money without it being discussed? This is on Denver. They either are using this to nix the deal and get more from another team or they are trying to extort the money after trade is done. Moronic you would buy into this story.

  34. Contracts, we don’t read no stinkin contracts! Just hop on a Jet(s) plane and let God fly you home. Rex said!

  35. Ah, the pious Christians with all their angry insults.

    Why did Tim need a cash advance on his contract anyway? Funneling more money to the organized hate group, the American Famalies Association perhaps?

  36. “As a Patriots fan , its great watching the 2 laughingstocks of the NFL , the Jet & Dolphins, fumble their way through the offseason. What a joke those 2 franchises are.

    our GM is a fool and our owner is a clown, but we never resorted to cheating

    then again in America if you don’t cheat, you are a fool

  37. Im sorry, i was under the impression that full disclosure happened when the broncos gave the jets a copy of tebows contract. Maybe the broncos should of highligted the bad parts for the jets… or maybe written them in crayon

  38. Something doesn’t sound right. Just as the Jets supposedly didn’t see the 5 mil clause, are we to believe Denver didn’t disclose the pay out clause during the trade talks? I find it hard to believe the the Broncos would complete a business deal without going over the little matter of 5 mil? That they left it up to the Jets to find in the little details?? Doesn’t add up!

  39. What a bunch of idiots. They allow a press release before they read the contract, or… Q: how many Jets does it take to read a contract?

  40. Check your facts (Yeah i know, crazy!) One of the sticking points with the Jags organization (as apparently they read contracts) was the 5 mil. So not sure how you are connecting the dots here that he’ll be coming to j ville now.

  41. bratsscrappy says:Mar 21, 2012 5:32 PM

    Please let the trade go through, we dont need the Tebow circus coming to Jacksonville.
    ————————–

    Here we go again with the “we”. Do you represent all the ticket holders in Jacksonville? Nope. You represent yourself. People were ready to burn effigies of Gene Smith after they found out the Jets got Tebow for a 4th round pick.

    And I’m willing to bet that Tebow has been around Jacksonville longer than you. The “circus” started when this kid played at Nease. He is family to this area. We still love Lynyrd Skynryd too.

    Dont like it, take yourself back up 95 to New Jersey or where ever you are from.

  42. sounds like the original clause was there to punish tebow. and the jets got caught in the backwash. as usual.

    meanwhile, buffalo now has a pass rush.

  43. Jags should try to get him, for 3 reasons:

    – He’d immediately fill seats, probably turning a quick profit on whatever it’d cost to get him.

    – If he succeeds, he’d probably make them suddenly the most popular team in FL, and would be a great celebrity selling point when/if the team moves to L.A..

    – If he fails, the Jags will have made lots of money off of his initial notoriety, and they wouldn’t be any worse off than they are now.

    Seems a no-brainer for the Jags.

  44. Terrible QB or not, Tebow is going to make you MILLIONS of dollars, thanks to clueless and dillusional fans. $5 million to get him? From a business standpoint, that’s still a smart deal.

  45. also, all the tebow critics are back…

    it will be interesting to what happens if the broncos start 1-2 or manning gets hurt.

    also… snatchez isnt famed for hard work. for his faults, tebow will outwork snatchez.

    tebow as a jet? they start 1-2 with snatchez, here comes tebow.

    so hilarious watching snatchez line up at wideout just so a cb makes him flinch at the snap. that wouldnt happen with tebow.

  46. Leave it to the turds in the Jets front office to not fully read a contract before making a trade. Microcosm of that organization. Somewhere Belichick is smiling.

  47. Where ever Tim goes he will bring the Man Upstairs with him. He is a blessed man of God. So where he goes the blessings will follow.

  48. “As a Patriots fan , its great watching the 2 laughingstocks of the NFL , the Jet & Dolphins, fumble their way through the offseason. What a joke those 2 franchises are.

    our GM is a fool and our owner is a clown, but we never resorted to cheating

    then again in America if you don’t cheat, you are a fool

    —————————————————–

    dude, wait till Brady retires, the Patriots will be just as horrible as they were before he was there.

    kinda like the Colts now

  49. As bad a Front Office as the Dolphins have it is great to see that the Jets are even worse. I mean how the %#@$ can you miss a $5,000,000.00 clause in a contract? How I ask? Oh that’s right. It’s the Yets. Damn, I was ready for a SB victory guaranty.

  50. “As a Patriots fan , its great watching the 2 laughingstocks of the NFL , the Jet & Dolphins, fumble their way through the offseason. What a joke those 2 franchises are.”

    I’ll tell you whats a joke – The Patriots defense!! $4.5 million last year for Sean Ellis – great call Belicheat!!

  51. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. – Psalms 41:2

  52. We keep talking bout tebow we need to fire gene Smith he been messing this team sense he got here he haven’t made a good draft or free agent pick up sense mojo if it wasn’t for Jack we wouldn’t have the defencer player we got last year and u can quote me on that Kuhn better let him go b4 he lose his money or good players

  53. yahmule says:Mar 21, 2012 5:42 PM

    Ah, the pious Christians with all their angry insults.

    Why did Tim need a cash advance on his contract anyway? Funneling more money to the organized hate group, the American Famalies Association perhaps?
    ——————————–

    Dude, do you consider Webster’s Dictionary to be part of an organized hate group too? I dont care what you believe, but do you have to be so dumb?

  54. All the Jets need to do is shift Base Salary into incentives not that hard to figure out even for the Jets.

  55. The problem started when Rexy guaranteed Tebow would compete for a starting job with Sanchez.

  56. While I hate to spoil everyone reusing the same tired jokes, but you realize that agreeing in principal means the GMs discussed the terms by phone, agreed, the Jets lawyer got the contract to review and said “wait a second.” when he saw the $5MM portion was still in there, perhaps after the Broncos GM said it wouldn’t be??
    Of course, all the high school-aged posters are having a blast saying the Jets are incompetent. I hate to see facts get in the way of a good bashing, kids, but I believe us adult readers picked up on this already.

  57. Mike Tannenbaum is a jerk. I would say something stronger, but it would be censored on this site.

  58. Wow…you people can’t let this go. Let me clear.

    The Jaguars do not want Tim Tebow! Don’t you think if they did they would have jumped at the opportunity?

    There is no Tebow to Jax talk. PERIOD. Not true. It is 100% false!

  59. From Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary…

    agreement in principle (plural = agreements in principle)

    (idiomatic, law) A legally enforceable, but incompletely specified, agreement between parties that identifies the fundamental terms that are intended to be or are agreed upon.

  60. No matter what the Jets do, everyone is so quick to jump down there throats. At first I had questions about this trade but realized the Jets probably had a plan and that’s why they were bringing Tebow in. People are so quick to criticize Sanchez but he brought our team closer to a Super Bowl then we have been in a long time. If tebow comes to NY and they are using him in a diff position and the Jets are doing great noone is going to give the management the credit they deserve for getting this trade done. I have faith in the Jets and other fans should too instead of quitting on their team. All the people who are quitting on the Jets are probably the same people who bashed Holmes last year when he quit on the Jets…hmm hypocrit much?

  61. It doesn’t matter where he ends up. That team doesn’t have a prayer of winning with him because that’s the only thing he is good at.

  62. jvillenole says:Mar 21, 2012 6:25 PM

    Wow…you people can’t let this go. Let me clear. (???)

    There is no Tebow to Jax talk. PERIOD. Not true. It is 100% false!

    ——————————-

    Says the wizard behind the curtain. Whether Tebow comes home or not, your idol, Gene Smith, is gone.

    You are probably one of the guys that constantly went around stating “In Gene we trust”. Grab a pillow, Dorothy. New day is coming.

  63. The real irony is there is some poor slob out there sitting with 5,000 Jets Tebow jerseys ready for sale.

    I got Tebow going to the Jags. The Jets are out. 5 mil is a deal killer. It was supposed to be draft picks only.

  64. blancodiablo says:
    Mar 21, 2012 6:13 PM
    yahmule says:Mar 21, 2012 5:42 PM

    Ah, the pious Christians with all their angry insults.

    Why did Tim need a cash advance on his contract anyway? Funneling more money to the organized hate group, the American Famalies Association perhaps?
    ——————————–

    Dude, do you consider Webster’s Dictionary to be part of an organized hate group too? I dont care what you believe, but do you have to be so dumb?

    ———————-

    The contraction “don’t” requires punctuation, Slappy.

    Still feeling superior?

    🙂

  65. packerfanfordecades says:
    Mar 21, 2012 5:35 PM
    For the $5MM poison pill clause to work to Tim’s advantage, then it has to be a poison pill that Tim could elect to revoke if he approved a trade.
    _______________________

    Hey, ignoramus, the payment goes TO THE BRONCOS, not to Tebow.

  66. What ‘football people’? I want Tebow in Jacksonville! I’m a football person! Bring him in, Khan!!!!!

  67. @r97rrw says:
    Mar 21, 2012 5:03 PM
    20,000 more fans per game in Jacksonville if Tebow goes there. At $30 a ticket. That almost pays for the 5 million.

    IDIOT, there will not be 20,000 tickets sold if they get tebow, 3-5k is all IF that

  68. JvilleNole says: “Wow…you people can’t let this go. Let me clear.

    The Jaguars do not want Tim Tebow! Don’t you think if they did they would have jumped at the opportunity?

    There is no Tebow to Jax talk. PERIOD. Not true. It is 100% false!”

    I am totally going to cut and paste this again after Tebow goes to Jacksonville. 🙂

  69. One day, one team will be happy that Tim Tebow is on their roster. This is getting ridiculos

  70. I find it hard to believe the Jets did such sloppy due diligence on Tebow’s contract that they overlooked this $5M fine print. More likely the Jets got cold feet and are looking for a pretext to nix the deal. I’m guessing one of two things happened here. Either

    1) It belatedly sunk into Rex Ryan’s thick skull that, for a multitude of fairly obvious reasons, he and Tebow maaaaaaaay not exactly get along swimmingly together, or

    2) The Jets had been hoping to turn around and re-trade Tebow to the Jags, whom they had presumed would be willing to give up a LOT more than a single 4th-rounder – only to find out Mr. Khan wasn’t all that desperate to get Tebow after all. (If that’s the case, then Tebow’s trade value is about to go into free-fall.)

  71. Just posted a comment that seems to be in limbo…not posted but gone from the “submit” window. won’t repeat it except to say that I’m wondering if this is about the possibility of a salary cap hit for the Jets on the 5 million payout. It’s possible both teams discussed the r mil but neither thought there’d be a salary cap hit until Jets lawyers talked to NFL offices and maybe found out there would be?

    That 5 mil has to be accounted for somehow even if it’s waived. It would still apply THIS YEAR to somebody’s cap even if it was accounted back to that team next year.

  72. The only reason the Jets wanted Tebow was that Ryan is enamored with Tebow’s footwork. I guess 5 mil is too much to pay for a fetish.

  73. The Jets backed out after 20 minutes of dealing with the hateful hypocrites who comprise such a large chunk of Tebow’s fan base.

  74. i came to like the tebow to jets idea. you’ve got sparano to lead the run first offense. add tebow and you have a strength to it you didn’t otherwise have. there’s “slash” possibilities too. he would be the THIRD STRING qb but would get to play in a variety of alternate roles.
    could even give sanchez some push. not because he would replace him but because he knows it’ll be no fun listening to the chanting when the moronic sanchez haters start calling tebow’s name

  75. I have all the confidence in the world that the Jets will continue to screw this up. They are a joke.

    Bill Belichick is looking at this and saying: “I see a team in turmoil.”

  76. The Jets look bad…but they really shouldn’t look as bad as folks are making it out.

    The killer clause isn’t common and Denver never mentioned it. They agreed on what would have to be trade and announced it, never realizing there’d be something like this for their lawyers to find upon review.

    The real sin is even trying to make this trade to begin with. For that fact that the stupidity behind that move led us to where we are today, I really think it is time for Tannebaum to go.

  77. Why do people here in jax think it is more important to sell tiks than to win games. Bunch of freakin morons n this city. How about we put a winning team on the field and u will in turn sell out every game. Not rocket science u jackasses

  78. Just for the record:

    1) Most of Tebow’s reamining base salary is guranteed.
    2) As such, Denver has advanced him $5 Million’s worth. (Due to it being guranteed, they would be paying it to him one way or the other).
    3) With him being traded, Denver wants to get the money they advanced for future years of service that they are never going to get.

    The way this would normaly be resolved is: Tebow would repay Denver advanced funds and then yearn it back under his contract. He either does not have the money or is not keen on going to NYJ.

  79. lbmclean says:
    Mar 21, 2012 5:43 PM
    “As a Patriots fan , its great watching the 2 laughingstocks of the NFL , the Jet & Dolphins, fumble their way through the offseason. What a joke those 2 franchises are.

    our GM is a fool and our owner is a clown, but we never resorted to cheating

    —————————————

    *Cough* Tripping Sal Alosi *Cough*

  80. Good. I’m not sold on Tebow ever being a good passer, But I would be ecstatic if he proposed marraige to my sister. Hell-it could be my mom and I’d go nuts with joy. The guy is just awesome. Cromartie and the jetties certainly don’t deserve him. He needs to be in Fla where he can flourish….Not NY where the fans turn on you and your teamates stop playing midway through the 4th quarter in the playoffs

  81. dannyutah13 says:
    Mar 21, 2012 8:29 PM
    Good. I’m not sold on Tebow ever being a good passer, But I would be ecstatic if he proposed marraige to my sister. Hell-it could be my mom and I’d go nuts with joy. The guy is just awesome. Cromartie and the jetties certainly don’t deserve him. He needs to be in Fla where he can flourish….Not NY where the fans turn on you and your teamates stop playing midway through the 4th quarter in the playoffs
    ____________________

    Point of order: it was midway through the 4th quarter with a possible chance at the playoffs.

  82. And when the next trade is made, the headlines in the Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News will read:

    THE SECOND GOING OF TIM TEBOW
    Quarterback doesn’t know if he’s coming or going.

  83. It’s March Madness, the Pat fans tears haven’t even dried yet and all the talk is about the Jets.
    It’s a great day to be alive!!!
    Too bad, so sad haters.

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