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Jaguars still not interested in Tim Tebow

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When David Caldwell became the Jaguars’ General Manager in January, he made it pretty clear that he had no interest in adding Tim Tebow to the roster.

“I can’t imagine a scenario where he’d be a Jacksonville Jaguar,” Caldwell said.

Neither his imagination nor that of the rest of the organization has moved in a different direction with the word that Tebow’s short and fruitless stay with the Jets has come to an end. Jim Woodcock, a spokesman for Jaguars owner Shad Khan, emailed Jon Saraceno of USA Today to make it known that the Jaguars remain uninterested in bringing Tebow back to his hometown.

“The Jacksonville Jaguars’ plans do not include Tim Tebow,” Woodcock wrote.

The Eagles, Buccaneers and 49ers have all joined the Jaguars in announcing their intention to avoid Tebow. The Jets made the same statement by releasing him and we’re assuming the Broncos aren’t looking for a reunion, which establishes a trend that might make the chance to compete for a backup job in Montreal look pretty appealing.

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  1. nfcbeastly says: Apr 29, 2013 12:34 PM

    I’m sure a team will come out and kick the tires on this guy. The fact that he won a playoff game at the QB position should buy him a spot on someones roster.

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 29, 2013 12:36 PM

    Alright. I was joking earlier.

    You really are going to go Team by Team to say that they don’t want Tebow?

  3. explosionsauce says: Apr 29, 2013 12:39 PM

    Jaguars don’t have a better QB on the roster, must be his polarizing fan base which basically divides the team and Tebow never tries to stop them.

  4. melikefootball says: Apr 29, 2013 12:39 PM

    Tebow needs to head to the mission, he just does not have what it takes to be a starting NFL QB. He still is full of himself as he was asked to learn the tight end position which he turned down. Another experiment that was a waste of time and money by TWO NFL teams.

  5. rootgamble says: Apr 29, 2013 12:43 PM

    I’ll save you the time of writing an article for each team by letting you know that the following teams show interest in having Tebow as their starting quarterback:

    The Montreal Al-oh… wait. Never mind.

    This concludes the list.

  6. flaccotoboldin says: Apr 29, 2013 12:44 PM

    Tebow’s issue is that the “Tebow mania” thing has made him a circus.

    No-one can bring the guy on without getting some kind of eventual QB controversy on their hands.

  7. orivar says: Apr 29, 2013 12:45 PM

    I would believe this if it wasn’t for the fact I’ve seen this all the time.

  8. pftmaniac says: Apr 29, 2013 12:50 PM

    Mr. Tebow, I have Mr. Wuerrfel on line one, he wants to speak to you about a leadership position in his Ministry…

  9. raiderapologist says: Apr 29, 2013 12:51 PM

    Patiently awaiting the next Tebow story.

  10. sl781 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    Over/Under 30 Tebow posts today?

  11. tinbender2000 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    The Jaguars, a team with no NFL caliber talent at the quarterback position, don’t want a playoff winning quarterback. At least with the first pick in the next five drafts they ought to get good eventually.

  12. losntina69 says: Apr 29, 2013 12:56 PM

    Can someone please tell me how one of the worst QB’s ever in the NFL gets so much hype? He can make throws that an average Joe can make, the only thing the has going for him is that he is a bible thumper. Can everyone just not care what he does. The best thing he can do is to use his limited fame to do soemthing good for people. He is such a follower but all you hear about is how he is riding the bench every week.

  13. rkt4mayor says: Apr 29, 2013 12:58 PM

    I think Jacksonville’s refusal to bring in a home town favorite speaks ill for the future of football in Jacksonville.

    Looks like Khan wants to move the team to L.A.

  14. dexterismyhero says: Apr 29, 2013 1:04 PM

    @nfcbeastly says:Apr 29, 2013 12:34 PM

    The fact that he won a playoff game at the QB position should buy him a spot on someones roster.
    ==================================
    Well he beat an awful Steelers team so maybe the Steelers, but prolly not anyone else.

  15. allinskins says: Apr 29, 2013 1:04 PM

    It’s a shame in the real sense. I think if this kid had a chance to go to a club without all the fan fair and be a specialist. He can help some team. The Jets added to the hype machine. Patriots give this guy a chance and let me hold a chip board for a year and work on the passing while being a specialist for goaline gadget plays. If anybody can get some use out of him Bill can!

  16. granadafan says: Apr 29, 2013 1:04 PM

    Tebow must really regret making that Super Bowl commercial for the anti choice and evangelical religious organization. That’s where the polarization for Tebow really started. Then he started praising God and Jesus with every other sentence, which made the polarization even worse. Ray Lewis did this too but at least he didn’t make a Super Bowl commercial praising Jesus either.

    People are fine with religion in this free country. However, it’s the religious extremism and evangelical fundamentalists who are causing the divide against those sick of religion shoved down their throats.

  17. jbl429 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:04 PM

    Redskins should give him a look-see. Seems about their style.

  18. brkyle89 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:06 PM

    If I was Tebow, I would be in no rush to sign and would even allow the NFL Season to start without a team. Think about this, if Gabbert and Henne tag team the starting role and the Jags perform as poorly as most think they will, Tebow as a free agent will be the same as Tebow on the bench. As a matter of fact, it will probably be even worse because there can be no assumptions made, as there was with the Jets, that Tebow looked horrible in practice. How long before the “Sign Tebow!” billboard shows up in Jacksonville? The circus will arrive without an invitation!

  19. commonsensedude says: Apr 29, 2013 1:08 PM

    I don’t understand how, of all the teams, Jacksonville has the nerve to stick their noses up at Tebow. After all, they’re Jacksonville. They are far worse of a team than Tebow is of a QB. It’s like having a starving person refuse to accept a free sandwich because they think they’re too good to eat balogna.

  20. coltzfan166 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:11 PM

    Tebow just needs to wait it out for a year and play for the Orlando Predators in the AFL. The problem is that some QB needy teams aren’t ready to give up on the guys they wasted a first round pick on. By this time next year though, the Vikings, Browns, and Jags should be pretty interested in Tebow.

  21. blancodiablo says: Apr 29, 2013 1:15 PM

    People are fine with religion in this free country.
    ————————————————–

    Just ask any liberal and they will tell you how accepting they are of Christianity and then turn around and mock behind the safety of their computer screens.

    Dont like Tebow’s message? Dont listen to it. Dont like articles on Tebow? Dont read them. Dont like Tebow’s commercial? You got it. Dont watch it.

    You know, its that whole freedom of speech thing that libs think only applies to them.

  22. guinness021 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:21 PM

    Wait and see the patriots will signs him and get good use out of him. they will do it just to stick it to sexy rexy

  23. rkt4mayor says: Apr 29, 2013 1:23 PM

    commonsensedude says:
    Apr 29, 2013 1:08 PM

    …After all, they’re Jacksonville. They are far worse of a team than Tebow is of a QB. It’s like having a starving person refuse to accept a free sandwich because they think they’re too good to eat balogna.

    —————————————————-

    Best comment of the day and spot on!

  24. emma333 says: Apr 29, 2013 1:24 PM

    The Jaguars already have two QBs that are not particularly good, why add one more? Especially one that comes with all the baggage as Tim Tebow. Sure, he won a playoff game, but then lost another one badly, and was traded….He could have come to the Jaguars then, but he chose the Jets. The truth is that Jaguars fans are tired of national types (Bayless etc) tying the team to Tim Tebow. The aggravation of the circus would not be worth the few extra tickets he would sell. Very glad that Caldwell and Khan figured this out early on. If he wishes to stay in the NFL, he should let the ego go and change positions. Maybe with a team like the Patriots, and do whatever they think would benefit the team….not the mythology of Tim Tebow,

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2013 1:25 PM

    Tebow will be fine. He’s a good football player. That is the bottom line.

  26. whatjusthapped says: Apr 29, 2013 1:28 PM

    Tebow can’t throw accurately which is slightly different than Ponder who can’t throw with any velocity. So the Vikings should be in play, replace one state of Florida Qb with another.

  27. ponderqb says: Apr 29, 2013 1:28 PM

    Should have gone to Jacksonville in the first place…

  28. scandiman says: Apr 29, 2013 1:31 PM

    granadafan says:
    Apr 29, 2013 1:04 PM
    Tebow must really regret making that Super Bowl commercial for the anti choice and evangelical religious organization. That’s where the polarization for Tebow really started. Then he started praising God and Jesus with every other sentence, which made the polarization even worse. Ray Lewis did this too but at least he didn’t make a Super Bowl commercial praising Jesus either.

    People are fine with religion in this free country. However, it’s the religious extremism and evangelical fundamentalists who are causing the divide against those sick of religion shoved down their throats.

    _______

    I have to deal with left wing media crap all day. It does nothing but polarize and divide our country.

    It’s called FREE SPEECH. Deal with it!

  29. timmihendrix says: Apr 29, 2013 1:45 PM

    Ray Lewis talked about Jesus more in his post Superbowl babble than Tebow has in his career. There must be an issue with someone who actually lives the way he talks that brings out some peoples insecurities which seem to manifest as hate. I truly feel sorry for some of you people.

    If Tebow is a bigger media circus for being a “good guy” than Vick was for killing dogs or Leonard Little was for killing a lady or Ray Ray for his involvement in murder that tells you everything you need to know about today’s media.

  30. kungfubowler says: Apr 29, 2013 1:46 PM

    Here’s a real question… How fast does this guy get scooped up if he was willing to play any other position besides QB?

  31. theclaim says: Apr 29, 2013 1:55 PM

    melikefootball says:
    Apr 29, 2013 12:39 PM
    Tebow needs to head to the mission, he just does not have what it takes to be a starting NFL QB. He still is full of himself as he was asked to learn the tight end position which he turned down. Another experiment that was a waste of time and money by TWO NFL teams.

     OK let me preface this with I am not a Tebow fan, OR a bible thumper. I AM a Football fan, The Jets NEVER gave this kid an opportunity. C’mon, ANYONE remember what Tebow did for Denver after they benched Orton to give TIMMY(as Elway called him) a shot? All he did was WIN. He took what was an 8-8 team AT BEST on a deep playoff run. At TE? No, at QB. Was it all pretty? No. But he WAS effective? Remember Warren Moon, a stud QB at the UW, won The Rose Bowl? They wanted him to convert to TE or WR. Ever hear of a guy named RGIII? HE was also supposed to transition to WR in the NFL. We all know the knocks on Tebow, slow delivery, too long of a motion. Left which has a slow motion but has still had a decent NFL career. Flutie was NEVER supposed to win in the NFL, did OK for himself. During the winning streak with Denver I watched him WILL them to win games they shouldn’t have. I DON’T agree that he is FULL OF HIMSELF so he won’t accept a TE spot. I think he is CONFIDENT in his ability to win at QB and whether that is misplaced or misguided thinking on his part you and I don’t know that. In fact he has EVERY reason to believe he can succeed because he DID with the one chance he WAS given. You DEFINITLEY can’t blame him for the nightmare that was the Jets… That’s all Woody, John and Rex. If they brought him in to run Wildcat plays you would have to say that it was a foolish move to give up a roster spot and cash only to sit him on the bench and sell his jerseys. AGAIN I am no fan of Tebows(hated him coming out of college)but a good QB is a leader on his team and in the one chance he was given Tim LED his team to the AFC Championship game as a backup thrown into the fire. I think he has earned a little more than a shot at the BACKUP for the Alouettes. Never thought I would say this but give the kid a shot, then if he fails throw him under the bus. Do I think he’s Warren Moon? No. But I DO think he has the intangibles people can never put on a stat line. Belief in himself, the will to succeed and HEART. Those mean something to me! Keep your head up Tim.

  32. onebucplace says: Apr 29, 2013 2:04 PM

    Jaguars are doing everything they can to suppress attendance and get out of their lease so they can move to LA. Why wouldn’t you want Tebow if you’re Jacksonville? He alone would fill the stadium and actually get attention for a franchise that is forgotten about by all but the biggest football fans. Also Tebow is just a winner, he gets it done somehow — he’s won more playoff games for the Broncos than Manning ever has. I would rather have him than any QB on the Jacksonville roster, it’s not even close.

    As for my hometown Bucs, no thanks — we got plenty of QBs.

  33. onebucplace says: Apr 29, 2013 2:27 PM

    Amazing all the left wing bigots in here that just want to see the guy fail because of his faith.

  34. theclaim says: Apr 29, 2013 2:28 PM

    blancodiablo says:
    Apr 29, 2013 1:15 PM
    People are fine with religion in this free country.
    ————————————————–

    Just ask any liberal and they will tell you how accepting they are of Christianity and then turn around and mock behind the safety of their computer screens.

    Dont like Tebow’s message? Dont listen to it. Dont like articles on Tebow? Dont read them. Dont like Tebow’s commercial? You got it. Dont watch it.

    You know, its that whole freedom of speech thing that libs think only applies to them.

    No, it applies to intolerant right wing dolts like you too
     Yeah, It’s my post above STICKING UP for the kid and I am a liberal. Not Christian and yet I don’t judge LIKE you did in your post, nice example of tolerance. White Devil? Nice choice of a name for a devout Christian such as yourself. Post your political BS somewhere else.

  35. emma333 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:39 PM

    onebucplace says Jaguars are doing everything they can to suppress attendance and get out of their lease so they can move to LA. Why wouldn’t you want Tebow if you’re Jacksonville? He alone would fill the stadium and actually get attention for a franchise that is forgotten about by all but the biggest football fans.

    You’re kidding, right? The Jaguars had better attendance, by far than the Bucs the past 2 years. Didn’t the Bucs have to go for the 80% option with a smaller stadium?
    ..Tebow would add a couple thousand extra tickets, not enough to deal with the aggravation of his mediocre QB skills and the circus that would follow. And to your point about winning playoff games….David Garrard did the same thing a couple of years ago. Why aren’t you trying to send him back to the Jags? You might want to mind your own team’s business.

  36. onebucplace says: Apr 29, 2013 2:52 PM

    emma333 – You can’t be serious. The Jags tarp off half their stadium to begin with, then they claim outrageous attendance numbers.

    For example the last time Tampa played in Jacksonville they claimed the attendance was 62,562 – give me a break. You can find photos of that game in other places, there was at most 35,000 people at that game, the place looked empty.

    By the way, my problem isn’t with the fans in Jacksonville, my comment was about the owner wanting to tank the team so they can leave. That stadium would be packed if Tebow played and I don’t think they want that at all. The Jacksonville fans are fine, there is nothing else to do in that crap hole so of course they’ll show-up if there is even a decent product on the field. That’s the problem in Tampa, there is more than football so if the team isn’t winning the stadium isn’t going to be full.

  37. waycrossjagsfan says: Apr 29, 2013 3:19 PM

    No…you have to be kidding us onebucplace. There were that many to start out the game, but when we put that 41-14 shellacking on the Bucs everyone decided to head back out of the rain. I was at that game and there were plenty of Jags fans. We tarp off four sections of EverBank, and even uncovered a couple of sections this year. We have no problem with attendance, and we are heading in the right direction. The Jags are going nowhere….plain and simple. Maybe the Bucs should be worried about the move to L.A…..since Buc’s Fans have so many other things to do with your time that are more important than supporting your team. It has already been stated that this is a weak QB draft, so they are building everything around whomever may come in at QB….who I personally believe will be Scott….whom they have already signed to a UFA contract. No dig on the Bucs fans, but they are NO BETTER than the Jags fans.

  38. therillest says: Apr 29, 2013 3:32 PM

    I hope this works out with Caldwell and Gus’s plan, because I don’t think Khan is going to be so happy with 2-3 more years of losing games and MONEY in this city. I could care less about how they choose to build this team, but I know we need them to win and generate money to stay in town PERIOD!!…and we all know that even the ones that refuse to believe it.

    Tebow would have solved at least one of those problems….and that is where many people find frustration in the decision to not bring him in. Its that simple…

  39. emma333 says: Apr 29, 2013 3:37 PM

    @onebuc- You lose credibility with your tarp statement(78,000 dropped to 67,000)not half, by my math…with the tarps the stadium is still larger than Raymond James…I was at the Tampa game year before last..There were those numbers until a downpour. So, again, you are misrepresenting…Then, did Shad Khan give you the personal information that they are purposely trying to tank??? That is such an old, weak notion, and by no means a fact. Finally, your opinion about Jville is just that, your opinion. I have lived in both cities. Both have their own charms and negative attributes…Finally, Tebow would not pack the stadium, or help the team win more games.

  40. onebucplace says: Apr 29, 2013 4:15 PM

    emma333 — Jacksonville is wonderful, by the way when is the Super Bowl coming back?

    Here’s a fact most people don’t know, Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida in both size and population.

    That’s the entire interesting fact listing for the area. Well that and it’s the ugliest city in Florida with the worst shade of blue ever used on their dumb bridge they’re so proud about.

  41. mwcarolina says: Apr 29, 2013 5:27 PM

    Jacksonville should be interested in him. they now have Luke Joeckel and Eugene Monroe to protect……………….Blaine Gabbert!!!??? if i were Joeckel and Monroe i wouldnt want to be there!! they need a QB to the point that Tebow and Vince Young would be an upgrade! some will say the Jags should wait until next year, but in my book that’s VERY risky. Shanahan was lucky he wasnt fired when he did that with GROSSman.

  42. pcjag says: Apr 29, 2013 5:49 PM

    “Here’s a fact most people don’t know, Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida in both size and population.”

    2012 TV Homes by DMA:

    Tampa- 1,788,240
    Jacksonville- 669,840

    Be careful in that glass house.

    Both teams get attendance boosts by visiting fans so I won’t argue real attendance numbers which vary by each year’s schedule. But the Tampa Market has a million more homes and only 20k at the baseball game- so where are the rest of your fans?

  43. txjaggurl says: Apr 29, 2013 6:13 PM

    Jacksonville is the largest city in regards to its square miles, not population, onebucplace. You need to do your research first before making a comment so you don’t look ignorant.

    It’s unbelievable we still have to defend our city & team but until the Jags start winning games we know what we have to do as Jag fans. It’s even crazier we get smack from another Florida team who had issues with blackouts last year. How about worrying about your own team instead of worrying so much about ours. We don’t care about the Bucs, we only care about the Jags!

    Caldwell & Bradley are turning this team around. It’s going to be fun to watch & I can’t wait.

  44. jason1332 says: Apr 30, 2013 1:27 AM

    onebucplace, you said they are trying to tank in order to move. Then why has Khan spent millions on renovations for stadium (ie. $3 million on locker room, new sound and PA system, and new weight room, etc, and they more renovation plans for next year.) Khan is a smart businessman why would he throw away many millions of dollars to just turn around and move team. That would be stupid. The rest of what you have written has been responded to by others so I’ll leave that alone.

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