A late night report ouf of Jacksonville that the Jaguars are attempting to acquire Tim Tebow in a trade with the Jets appears to be false.
Action News WTEV in Jacksonville is reporting that the Jaguars are making a play to trade for Tebow before the trade deadline on Thursday. The report is attributed to unnamed sources, and the TV station says it was unable to reach either Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith or Jaguars owner Shad Khan for comment.
Multiple other reporters, however, including Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News and Albert Breer of NFL Network, have already thrown cold water on the report, and said there are no talks between the Jets and Jaguars.
And the idea that the Jaguars would acquire Tebow now, in the middle of the season, seems extremely unlikely. The Jaguars looked into the possibility of trading for Tebow when the Broncos made him available in March, but when the Jets acquired him, the Jaguars moved on.
So expect Tebow to remain after the trade deadline right where he is now, as Mark Sanchez’s backup with the Jets.