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Jaguars owner Shahid Khan realizes that folks in Jacksonville are clamoring for the team to sign Tim Tebow.

“We’re looking for the best players obviously for us that help us win,” Khan said Tuesday at the NFL’s Career Development Symposium in Philadelphia, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.  “How many players are in the NFL?  I would assume it’s 90 [times] 32 at this point, right?  So, ballpark about 3,000 players, correct?  Why one player? . . . .  Why do you ask about one player?  What about the other 2,999?

“Because I’m fascinated with that.”

He shouldn’t be.  Tebow comes from Jacksonville.  He became one of the greatest college football players ever in nearby Gainesville.  And, last year, Khan himself was fascinated with the potential revenue to be derived from having Tebow on the team.  Only after Khan handed the keys to G.M. Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley did Khan exit the Tim Tebow business.

“I don’t think it’s right for me to go and say – forget about a specific player – which of the 3000 players in the league they ought to have and not have,” Khan added.  “So it’s for them [to decide].”

With Khan also pointing out that it’s important to hire competent football people and “hold them accountable,” the message is clear:  Sign who you want (or don’t want), but if you don’t win, I’ll eventually make a change.

Along the way, Khan could make plenty of money with Tebow on the team.  Khan is banking instead on a winning program generating even more of it.

[Photo credit:  Jacksonville Jaguars]

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  1. mrjpil says: May 7, 2013 1:36 PM

    You’re not alone, Mr. Khan!

  2. gloryfromheaven says: May 7, 2013 1:37 PM

    My God, look at that picture lol.

  3. pathsovglory says: May 7, 2013 1:38 PM

    dat stache man…

  4. charlutes says: May 7, 2013 1:38 PM

    Stop writing Tebow stories. he’s not interesting to anyone except religious freaks.

  5. nathpz says: May 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    “Khan could make plenty of money with Tebow on the team.”

    Writers and reporters keep saying this as though it’s a given, and it needs to stop. First of all, Jacksonville is doing fine in terms of attendance. Second, why do people think the citizens of north Florida would suddenly spend a bunch of money on Jaguars tickets just so they could watch Tim Tebow sit on the bench in person?

  6. deanvernonwormer says: May 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    The Jets should have cut Sanchez and started Tebow.

  7. ibreathefootball says: May 7, 2013 1:40 PM

    Tebow $2.2m in 2011, beat the Steelers in the Wild Card and lost to the Patriots in the divisional playoffs.

    Manning $20m in 2012, got the Wild Card win based off of his regular season and lost to the Ravens in the divisional playoffs.

    Something isn’t adding up here. And can somebody please tell me, HOW THE HELL DID PEYTON HURT HIS NECK IN THE FIRST PLACE???

  8. mvp43 says: May 7, 2013 1:40 PM

    Since when did Tony Orlando own the Jags…..

  9. drgfri says: May 7, 2013 1:40 PM

    Tim just never was willing to “rub the right feet” in the Jets organization.

  10. mec693 says: May 7, 2013 1:41 PM

    Look everyone! A competent owner!!

  11. 49ers4ever says: May 7, 2013 1:42 PM

    Bitchin mustache.

  12. blancodiablo says: May 7, 2013 1:42 PM

    Smart man but really he doesn’t understand the fascination around a hometown kid that won locally at the state and collegiate level? Maybe a little too much brake grease on the hair.

  13. chawk12thman says: May 7, 2013 1:43 PM

    Khan should tell the staff “we will get him”. Take the money he generates for the year or two he is there……let the coaches develop a solid team in the meantime for the next franchise QB and take the blame when it doesn’t work out. It buys a year or two for the rebuilding and still fills the seats.

  14. commonsensedude says: May 7, 2013 1:44 PM

    I’m fascinated to see a picture of Tony Orlando here. When did he buy the Jaguars?

  15. valentino8100 says: May 7, 2013 1:45 PM

    Shad, sign Timothy Richard, milk the cow that is the college fan base dominant in your backyard, get rid of the tarps, all the while searching for a real QB.

  16. wmthomas3 says: May 7, 2013 1:45 PM

    I bet Khan wishes Tebow had the tools to be a successful QB at the NFL level. It would be such a boon to the Jaguars to have a local QB play at home and win. Unfortunately, he can’t pass the football. So he is fascinated that the some people can’t get it though their heads. Let it go people, let it go.

  17. captainwisdom8888 says: May 7, 2013 1:46 PM

    I’m no Tebowmaniac, and I’ll be the first to tell you that he needs to hone his skills as a passer to make it in this league. That being said, I WOULD RATHER MY TEAM START TIM TEBOW THAN BLAINE GABBERT 1000%.

  18. therealpittbull says: May 7, 2013 1:46 PM

    I appreciate owners that hire competent people, but most became successful businessmen, by being aggressive and taking chances. Tebow at this point is no worse than Blaine Gabbert. If he were in a town that would give an educated chance for him to fail, it may payoff. The only problem is most football towns are incompetent of the game itself, and partial to what they know best. In Texas, they’re always clamoring for some wack UT, A&M, Houston, Texas Tech, or Baylor. (Just an example). Although there is some truth to it, becomes irritating when a player choice is not rational. It’s the same for a football town in Jacksonville. It’s college football love, not Pro football intelligence. They would rather Tim run around for 60 minutes and lose, rather than a sound football team become a good franchise. I can’t stand ignorant fanbases.

  19. triky72 says: May 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    In all honesty, if you really gave a damn about Tim Tebow you would stop writing about him ever couple hours. Football skills is not why he isnt getting a job, its the constent hounding every move he makes! Not a Tebow fan but, its a shame that the media is ruining any chance of a career he has or had.

  20. andrewsteindione says: May 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    Alright, an article about Shahid Khan, we’ve had one Tony Orlando comment already, how long until the first (of many) obligatory Ron Jeremy comment?

  21. nimbushex says: May 7, 2013 1:48 PM

    The anti-Jerry Jones.

  22. therealpittbull says: May 7, 2013 1:48 PM

    @charlutes

    Im a believer, but not in Tebow, so please stop generalizing. Tebow doesn’t ask for the press, the press writes about him, because they know YOU will react. The rest of us move on to the important stuff of winning and losing.

  23. wmthomas3 says: May 7, 2013 1:48 PM

    Khan is turning into a great NFL owner, he is already helping local business in Jacksonville and seems to understand the concept of letting his football people make football decisions.
    Jacksonville got lucky with “The Stache”

  24. bobbyhoying says: May 7, 2013 1:49 PM

    Hire smart people, let them make decisions, and hold them accountable. Is that how the owner runs the team in Dallas?

  25. eroschmidt says: May 7, 2013 1:49 PM

    If Kahn signs Tebow it will make it that much harder to move the team from Jacksonville to London of LA……

  26. ninthwardfriend says: May 7, 2013 1:49 PM

    Looking like Ron Jermery.

  27. MichaelWrites says: May 7, 2013 1:50 PM

    How fast could Tebow destroy Blame Gabbert’s confidence?

  28. jimmyt says: May 7, 2013 1:50 PM

    charlutes, I don’t have a religious bone in my body. In fact, I know that the Bible, Quran, Talmud and any other book of religion is a bunch of made up stories and fairy tales designed to control. But I am a football fan and I would very much like to see Tebow be given another chance given that he has won more NFL playoff games than a lot of current QBs and he is fun to watch. Jags should sign him.

  29. bart3976 says: May 7, 2013 1:51 PM

    That mustache reminds me I need to get insurance back on my Harley.

  30. ridingwithnohandlebars says: May 7, 2013 1:51 PM

    Khaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!!!!

  31. crubenst says: May 7, 2013 1:51 PM

    Jacksonville should become the new christian holy land. Christians from all over the world should descend upon it with cash in hand, waving it at Kahn. They can and will force his hand. And no matter what your faith or religion, Tebow is a great story and a fun guy to root for.

  32. jvillenole says: May 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    It is amazing how PFT just keeps pushing and pushing the Tebow to Jax story.

    The VAST majority of the fans in Jax do not want Tim Tebow!

    The petition from to the White House originated in New Jersey, and had only 300 signatures.

    I mean seriously…stop with the Tebow to Jax garbage. How many times does Dave Caldwell have to answer the Tebow question? He said Tebow will not be a Jaguar “even if he was released” on the very first press conference he had as the GM of the Jaguars.

    Let it go man. Just let it go!

  33. olhoss1884 says: May 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    Sorry, but Tebow IS worse than Blaine Gabbert. He was awful in Denver with much better weapons than Gabbert has, and the Broncos won not because of Tebow but because of great defense, their running game and their kicker.

  34. santolonius says: May 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    it’s not necessarily an either/or situation of either having tebow or winning. the only time tebow was ever given a chance in the pros he won. the only teammates that ever circulated negative practice stories were ny jets. the only coaches that ever failed to figure out how to use him were also ny jets. jets players and coaches don’t mean squat to me. give the dude a helmet and put him in the game. if he stinks for a season or two fans will accept him being replaced. the only reason they don’t now is because he’s never lost.

  35. thegreatgabbert says: May 7, 2013 1:54 PM

    The Tebow phenomenon is hardly unique to Jacksonville. Wasn’t he just voted the most interesting athlete in the country?

    Also, there is a double message in what Shad says. “We are looking for the best players, obviously, to help us win.”. There are 90 players on the Jags roster. Is Tebow not a better player than ANY OF THEM? Clearly he is better than at least half of the players currently on the Jaguar roster. What Shad is saying is, “You better look past the hyperbole Dave Caldwell/Gus Bradley, and be damn sure that you’re not ignoring the quality of the football player behind it.”.

    Shad wants Tebow as much as he ever did. On the basis of talent, not for any other reason. He is right.

  36. bigbensbailbondsman says: May 7, 2013 1:54 PM

    It looks like there is a ferret sleeping on his upper lip. Glorious!

  37. buhbay1c says: May 7, 2013 1:55 PM

    I like Khan, which I never thought I’d be saying a year ago. Better to have a businessman own your team than a fan. When the Wilf’s bought the Vikings they couldn’t make that distinction, fortunately they saw the light and turned into pretty solid owners.

  38. mrposey5 says: May 7, 2013 1:57 PM

    nathpz says: May 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    “Khan could make plenty of money with Tebow on the team.”

    Writers and reporters keep saying this as though it’s a given, and it needs to stop. First of all, Jacksonville is doing fine in terms of attendance. Second, why do people think the citizens of north Florida would suddenly spend a bunch of money on Jaguars tickets just so they could watch Tim Tebow sit on the bench in person

    ————————–

    The Jags were ranked 19th and 20th in attendance the last 2 years. Not saying Tebow would solve everything. But he’d certainly boost them higher being that his following is ridiculously large, not to mention that’s where he comes from. 19th and 20th is below average, far from “just fine”

  39. geniusesq says: May 7, 2013 1:59 PM

    I don’t always grow a satche. But when I do, it looks like his.

  40. liner1900 says: May 7, 2013 2:00 PM

    Tim, start your Hall of Fame H-back/full back/offensive joker career. Stop the QB non-sense. You suck at it. You can score 10 TDs a year in other capacities.

  41. section112 says: May 7, 2013 2:01 PM

    For all you that say Tebow os better than Gabbertt, please do some research PRIOR to posting such non sense….these are stats from 2011 when Tebow beat everybody and the other members of the Denver Broncos had zipp to do with it

    completion % (2011) Gabbertt – 53.8 Tebow – 47.7

    times sacked (2011)- Gabbertt – 40 Tebow – 33
    Really mobile isn’t he (Tebow)

    attempted passes (2011) Gabbertt 413 Tebow – 271

    Fans say all Tebow does is “win games” but remember this not Vandy, Kentucky or Ole Miss. This is the NFL where it is a JOB and they (players, coaches) spend every waking minute to find a way to beat the other team.

    Jacksonville doesn’t need Tebow for ticket sales (16th in the league last year in attendance) nor do WE want Tebow !!!!!!!!

  42. squared80 says: May 7, 2013 2:04 PM

    KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHNNNNNN!!!

  43. whatjusthapped says: May 7, 2013 2:05 PM

    That mustache is straight out of a 1970’s porno movie. He should really avoid acting the way an owner should act, it might give Jerry Jones an idea on how to improve his Cowboys.

  44. nebster21 says: May 7, 2013 2:05 PM

    Tebow has done nothing but win games. Maybe that is why you guys are all hating on him. You should really ask yourself why you guys are putting Tebow down. Is it because he is not afraid of his religous beliefs or because you are scared that he is going to beat your team? I know Steeler fans are afraid of the second.

    10 – 21 for 316 and 2 touchdowns
    10 rushes for 50 yards and 1 touchdown

    Sounds like there are not to many QBs in the league that can boast that against the Steelers EVER much less a playoff game.

  45. joe.attaboy says: May 7, 2013 2:07 PM

    We’re beating a long-dead horse here, but I’ll go over point-by-point for Florio’s sake. In spite of my respect for this great site, he once again has proven how little he knows about this team, its owner and it fans.

    1. The “Jaguar fans” who are “clamoring” for Tebow are not Jaguar fans. They are mostly Florida Gator fans who failed to get off the Tebow bandwagon when he left Florida. I sit in that stadium every Sunday. I can tell you, without doubt, that very, very few people in Jacksonville want Tim Tebow on this team. The “clamor” is coming from a tiny group of loud-mouthed people who know little or nothing about pro football, in addition to not having grown up. All one has to to is read the comments they leave on team websites and the local fishrag. They’re clueless.

    2. The team made an offer to Tebow last year. HE selected the Jets. He knew he wouldn’t start in Jacksonville, he thought he had a shot at starting in New York, and he knows now that he will probably never start on any NFL team that signs him.

    3. Anquain Boldin comes from Jacksonville. Leroy Butler is from Jacksonville. Bob Hays was from Jacksonville. What does being a native of a certain place have to do with playing football there? And I’d take Boldin here over Tebow in a heartbeat.

    4. Please explain to me how the team makes all this money by signing Tebow. Do you really believe that people would buy season tickets to watch a guy sit on the bench? He played here twice, and there were no more tickets sold for those two games than any other. This “money” issue is not just a myth, it’s an outright lie.

    5. One more time: if this guy is such a great football player, why is he on the street? And how would signing him make Jacksonville a better team? No, he’s not better than Gabbert. And he wouldn’t beat out Chad Henne for the starting job if there was a competition. Come up with another reason.

    We have a core of really experienced football men running this team now. I will give them the benefit of the doubt over the kind of player that will help this team get better. So far, their lack of interest in Tim Tebow speaks pretty loudly.

    Can we please stop now?

  46. inyofaceagain says: May 7, 2013 2:08 PM

    I’m fascinated that Khan is fascinated by the fascination about Tebow

  47. kd75 says: May 7, 2013 2:10 PM

    The Iron Sheik said what?

  48. MyTeamsAllStink says: May 7, 2013 2:11 PM

    I just had the urge to sing “Tie A Yellow Ribbon”

  49. kingpel says: May 7, 2013 2:13 PM

    Dave Caldwell, Gus Bradley and Blaine Gabbert? Yeah. I’m sure the Lombardi trophy is right around the corner.

  50. randomcommenter says: May 7, 2013 2:14 PM

    He should go by the name Khan Jeremy.

  51. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: May 7, 2013 2:15 PM

    “Because I’m fascinated with that.”

    Jacksonville will sign Tim Tebow.

  52. shadowcell says: May 7, 2013 2:16 PM

    If they do decide to give Tebow a shot, they’d need to construct a spread offense scheme to take advantage of his talents. Are Caldwell and Bradley willing to do that? Is Jacksonville’s new staff comfortable with such a system? Do their players have the skill and ability to run such a system? Would that be the best use of their players’ talents?

    Bringing Tebow to Jacksonville is about more than just Tebow, after all.

  53. grndizzle says: May 7, 2013 2:17 PM

    @nebster- Take away the 80 yard TD in OT and you’re looking at some really mediocre stats.

  54. mowerguyjags says: May 7, 2013 2:19 PM

    Think people are starting to realize that a guy that went from college student to one of the highest (if not the highest) net worth in the league…got there with a great business philosophy.

    We dang lucky to have him here in Jacksonville.
    GO JAGS!

  55. MyTeamsAllStink says: May 7, 2013 2:24 PM

    Sign Tebow..move him to tight end

  56. hedleykow says: May 7, 2013 2:28 PM

    Khan should agree to a 4 game contract with Tebow. There won’t be anybody to throw to anyway, during Blackmon’s 4 game suspension.

  57. christine5014 says: May 7, 2013 2:33 PM

    Why is it that people don’t understand that the ones yelling for Tebow are just the LOUDEST fans.. the rest of us are just shaking our heads at the idiocy of replacing one mediocre QB with another mediocre QB. What’s the point? They are NOT signing Tebow. End of story. They will not replace Gabbert with someone this year unless it’s someone they are CONFIDENT will become the franchise QB. Gabbert is 22 and I’d rather work with a mediocre but maturing 22 year old QB and see how high his ceiling is than bring in a soon to be 26 year old QB who has a media circus surrounding him at all times and who now is unwanted by 32 GMs in the league. Everyone always thinks they know better than the guys who are paid big bucks. It’s sad.

    The people yelling loudest for Tebow are the ones sitting on their sofa during the games and they will continue to do so regardless of what happens. We may sell 1,000 season tickets for one year but when the team gets no better with Tebow at QB what’s going to happen? You got it! Those 1,000 people will give up their tickets and be right back on their sofas b/c they don’t really want to attend games. If it’s not Tebow as the excuse, it’s the rain or that it’s too hot or too expensive, or too this or too that. It won’t matter. Those of us that are fans who really want to have tickets and have the meas to have them, have them whether Tebow is here or not. And that is not saying that there are not legit fans who just don’t want to be in the stadium or who just don’t have the ability or means. There are plenty of those. I’m talking about the “I’d buy season tickets but they won’t sign Tebow” people.

  58. thesteelers says: May 7, 2013 2:34 PM

    I’m with you, Khan. The media just loves to shove Tebow down our throats. The people “fascinated” by Tebow are not football fans, so please stop.

  59. spideysdog says: May 7, 2013 2:36 PM

    32 NFL teams and their personnel depts have no interest. He couldn’t unseat Sanchez or McElroy. He was unwanted by John Elway. he could be had for the minimum and still can’t get a team to take a look.

    when are you people going to get it. Tim Tebow is NOT an NFL qb. stop with his one plyoff win. yes he had a run. he had a run because Denver completely changed up their offense midseason and teams had no answers for the new style.

    there is tape now.. d coordinators know his weaknesses. Tebow gets as much irrational love as Romo gets irrational hate.

  60. phinfan says: May 7, 2013 2:38 PM

    Im fascinated that hes fascinated by the fascination

  61. tyler4richardson says: May 7, 2013 2:39 PM

    This guy actually seems like a really good owner and probably the perfect person to try and revive Jacksonville.

  62. mrplow3 says: May 7, 2013 2:40 PM

    “Stop writing Tebow stories. he’s not interesting to anyone except religious freaks.”

    Arguably the greatest college football player of all time is only interesting to “religious freaks”?

    You either have an agenda or you aren’t living in reality.

  63. noaxetogrind says: May 7, 2013 2:41 PM

    Hey joe.attaboy, at least your name is appropriate. I could care less about this issue and for the record love Tim as a person but do not think for one minute he can play QB in the NFL. However I just can’t let you try and act like you know what you are talking about. 1. Quote: the Tebow effect is from a “tiny group of loud mouthed people”. Dude, seriously, are you literate? This guy has more media coverage than anybody in the league. There are guys arguing over him and whether or not he is good enough on ESPN just about every other day. Pick up a paper, periodical or just read the web. 2. Anquan Boldin is not from Jax, he is from Pahokee. 3. Shad Khan said HIMSELF last year that Tim Tebow would mean significant additional revenue but that was not going to be the deciding factor. Multiple writers have done stories on what the potential economic impact could be for the owner with most estimating incremental revenue anywhere from 5 million to 20 milllion when you factor in merchandise sales. That same guy who has that “small following” that you refered to was 2nd in the league in 2011 in jersey sales. Must have just been all those loud mouthed Gator fans. Lastly, another softball, “we have a core of really experienced football men”. Really, this is not a qualitative comment as to which staff and front office is/was better but it is a fact. This current Jags coaching staff doesn’t even have 1/3 the NFL experience the previous staff did. Say what you want, that previous staff was highly respected in the league. Hell, everyone of them except the Head Coach who is choosing to enjoy Mr. Khans money this next season and the OC were reemployed by other NFL teams within 10 days. Half of Gus staff is from college. Believe what you want, just come with some truth, not you opinion given as truth.

  64. mdpickles says: May 7, 2013 2:46 PM

    I like this guy, he is more like Bob Kraft and no where near Jerruh Jones or Al Davis (Al of the past 15 years).

  65. maddog111 says: May 7, 2013 2:52 PM

    jvillenole says:
    May 7, 2013 1:52 PM
    It is amazing how PFT just keeps pushing and pushing the Tebow to Jax story.

    The VAST majority of the fans in Jax do not want Tim Tebow!

    The petition from to the White House originated in New Jersey, and had only 300 signatures.

    I mean seriously…stop with the Tebow to Jax garbage. How many times does Dave Caldwell have to answer the Tebow question? He said Tebow will not be a Jaguar “even if he was released” on the very first press conference he had as the GM of the Jaguars.

    Let it go man. Just let it go!
    ———————————————–
    They’re not going to let it go, when this story, like every other Tebow story on here, gets 200 plus comments.

  66. blutbaddenbill says: May 7, 2013 2:52 PM

    thesteelers says: May 7, 2013 2:34 PM
    _________________________________
    somebody hasn’t gotten over tim tebow b**ch slapping the steelers in the 2012 playoffs haven’t they?

  67. ickky says: May 7, 2013 2:55 PM

    Im not a religious freak, and I would love a chance to watch Tebow play ball. Just not for my favorite team.

  68. onebucplace says: May 7, 2013 2:55 PM

    honestly… would you buy a used car from that man?

  69. nflcommissioner says: May 7, 2013 2:56 PM

    I’m more fascinated by the hair. Jags will never win with an owner that looks like that.

  70. buffbill99 says: May 7, 2013 2:57 PM

    Khan looks like a combination of Super Mario and Ron Jeremy

  71. edreedisgod says: May 7, 2013 2:57 PM

    Lol at the fact that some of you hate Tebow so much it makes you write essays in comment sections …. Then you almost always finish it with “I don’t hate Tebow”… U beg the media to stop writing about Tebow by writing more than Florio did about your hate for Tebow …. Hope you don’t live in a glass house… Lol

  72. emma333 says: May 7, 2013 2:58 PM

    As a Jaguars fan, I am very tired of this subject. But let me offer a scenario to those that keep cherry picking Tebow’s NFL accomplishments. For instance Denver’s won/loss record in 2011. Now instead of the name Tebow, insert another QB..for example, David Garrard. Who would be screaming about this, trying to force us to take a proven winner, after all, he beat the Steelers in the first round of the playoffs. etc, etc, etc…See how irrational that sounds? Jaguar fans DO NOT want the team turned into the Jacksonville Tebows. An offense that would have to simplify to fit his limited skills of running and jump passing. We will gladly go with Gabbert/Henne. So, to those local vocal minorities,and those outsiders (looking at you Skip Bayless and Mike Bianchi), stop trying to make us take Tebow. He would add nothing except a few extra ticket holders..The same that would scream, and blame everyone but him when his limited abilities cause him to fail.

  73. onbucky96 says: May 7, 2013 3:04 PM

    Do it. Come on, do it. Lets have the army of reporters descend on J-ville. Let the Tebowians have their Savior on a roster. Can’t wait for this train wreck to start. I only have 1 word for Stan the Man…KHAAAAAAAAAAN!

  74. isphet71 says: May 7, 2013 3:05 PM

    If Jacksonville got Tebow, built an entire team around him and his skillset similar to Florida during his college years, and let him start for a few years…

    You have to admit it would be must-watch television. It likely would be a train wreck of epic proportions, but it would still be fascinating. I would tune in to every game I could out of curiosity to see if they could figure it out and pull it off.

  75. shappy7 says: May 7, 2013 3:05 PM

    I met this dude at the bar with his wife. he looks nothing like this picture. cool guy

  76. 13arod says: May 7, 2013 3:07 PM

    i hope the GM gets fired and the owner to sign tebow

  77. rdrs68 says: May 7, 2013 3:10 PM

    Go ahead and sign the bust but be prepared to deal with massive local fan outrage when he doesn’t get to play. Bottom line: he ain’t worth the trouble especially at home.

  78. bearsoxass says: May 7, 2013 3:11 PM

    I am with you Apu.

  79. thegreatgabbert says: May 7, 2013 3:16 PM

    I don’t think the door is closed for Tebow in Jacksonville, but it won’t happen soon, because they don’t want to distract from the narrative they’re building. Bradley is confident enough in himself to deal with having Tim on the team. So is Gabbert. Both of them are a lot stronger mentally than their counterparts in New York. But it’s a bit too soon in the “process”, as they say. Some day.

  80. fruitcovejag says: May 7, 2013 3:17 PM

    I still say that if Mark Sanchez played well last year, Tebow would have played a lot more. Wrecks didn’t want to further erode his starting QBs confidence when he was struggling the way he was last season.
    The guy got one shot in Denver and led them to the playoffs (after they traded away his best WR Brandon Lloyd). They then lost to a team they were never going to beat in the Pats. I’m not sure how many starts he even has (<16?). We've seen the comparisons between him and the top QBs over X amount of games at the beginning of their careers, and Tebow has the rushing yards as well….Anyone would naturally conclude that he would improve as he gets more comfortable and the game begins to slow down for him. What is Gabbert's record? 5-19? Sign Tebow as a backup and an insurance policy if/when Gabbert does not perform up to the level he should.

  81. szwhtsup123 says: May 7, 2013 3:17 PM

    I think everybody is fascinated this guy actually owns a football team.

  82. kgun80 says: May 7, 2013 3:18 PM

    emma333
    You hit the nail on the head!! I love that Tebowites constantly say he beat Pittsburgh… Yes that’s true he beat a hobbled Pittsburgh team.. Him all by himself not the guy who caught the duck pass and took it the distance… Not the RB who he handed the ball to… Not the line they blocked for the RB.. And who had to scatter when Timmy broke the pocket making it harder to protect him. .. And certainly not the defense who carried them to the playoffs!!
    No it was all Timmy!! I am sick of hearing about him, he sucks that’s it, he was an awesome college QB.. This is the NFL, everyone is big everyone is fast, you can’t be inaccurate or throw ducks or run the ball all game!!!
    The guy is not an NFL QB face it!!

  83. peytonsneck18 says: May 7, 2013 3:22 PM

    good to see Ron J. use him AVN money to buy a football team, free extenze to the first 50 jags fans to each game!!!

  84. zaggs says: May 7, 2013 3:22 PM

    Kkkkkkhhhhhaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn!

  85. Ridley Me This says: May 7, 2013 3:22 PM

    Tiki Barber is flabbergasted by the Tebow fascination.

  86. blancodiablo says: May 7, 2013 3:22 PM

    As stated above by another poster, you peeps are “so tired” of Tebow but you write short stories in a comment section for a story you read about Tebow.

    If you don’t like stories about Tebow, DON’T READ THEM.

    And for my fellow Jaguar fans, don’t use ‘WE’ when speaking of the fan base. I’m sick of Blaine Gabbert. ANYONE would be better. It’s not like we are replacing Aaron Rodgers here.

  87. nathpz says: May 7, 2013 3:24 PM

    ibreathefootball says: May 7, 2013 1:40 PM

    Tebow $2.2m in 2011, beat the Steelers in the Wild Card and lost to the Patriots in the divisional playoffs.

    Manning $20m in 2012, got the Wild Card win based off of his regular season and lost to the Ravens in the divisional playoffs.

    Something isn’t adding up here.

    ____

    Maybe the part where the Broncos defense gave up 38 points to the Ravens and 23 to the Steelers? Or the part where the Broncos finished 8-8 with a hugely negative point differential in 2011 and went 13-3 in 2012 and scored 172 more points than they did the previous year?

  88. adoombray says: May 7, 2013 3:25 PM

    the media killed its own golden goose.

  89. kaptingavrin says: May 7, 2013 3:31 PM

    “It buys a year or two for the rebuilding and still fills the seats.”

    STOP. Just STOP.

    Last year, with no hope in hell, with the team going 2-14, they SOLD OUT EVERY SINGLE GAME. They pulled tarps off for three games to sell more tickets. The Jaguars didn’t even need the 85% help to avoid blackouts. And people were showing up to the games, too. They were showing up to support a team they knew wasn’t in the best shape.

    Now there’s a competent staff, managing expectations. The staff’s already brought excitement. At draft night at the stadium, there was a very large crowd, and when Bradley stepped out, they were chanting “Gus.” This is a fired-up fan base, even knowing the team is going to be young.

    We do not need Tebow to sell tickets in Jacksonville, or merchandise. Heck, the new jerseys and logo are doing a fine job of that, people are snatching up all the new stuff.

    People need to stop acting like Jacksonville has some kind of attendance problem or something. The Raiders, Chargers, Bengals, Dolphins, and Bucs have had a lot more problems lately than the Jaguars. The Bucs and Dolphins are both in Florida as well, why don’t people suggest they bring in Tebow? Those are franchises who need a “spark” more than the Jaguars do, and if Tebow could magically provide a spark, they should be jumping all over it.

    But he doesn’t provide a spark. He provides a distraction.

    I’d rather stick with Blaine Gabbert, with Matt Scott and Jordan Rodgers as backups over Tim Tebow.

    And since I have to note the usual disclaimer: I’ve got a #15 Gators jersey in my closet, got Gators stuff in my cubicle (though not as much as Jaguars, of course). And I STILL don’t want Tebow on the Jaguars’ roster.

  90. onebucplace says: May 7, 2013 3:36 PM

    I know this guy, he tried to sell me a flying carpet…

  91. onebucplace says: May 7, 2013 3:39 PM

    Tebow in Jacksonville would have the same economic impact of Terrance and Phillips in Canada.

  92. emma333 says: May 7, 2013 3:45 PM

    @blancodiablo- I am not tired of Tebow stories, I am tired of Tebow to Jacksonville..and those outside trying to force him on US….yes, us our team…I don’t think Gabbert is the answer, but he will be allowed succeed or fail on his own merit…not some outside force of irrational, vocals that will only support the team if Tebow is the starting QB. These same that would blame everyone but him if he does not succeed.

  93. kuehner131 says: May 7, 2013 3:47 PM

    I know for a fact that William Shatner is not a big fan of this NFL Football team owner, that’s for sure.

  94. flinestone says: May 7, 2013 3:51 PM

    Tebow threw as many TD passes in the SEC as Manning. He can’t throw?? Nonesense

  95. thenew013 says: May 7, 2013 3:54 PM

    maybe when everyone stops talking about him he wont be seen as a distraction. Its his fans and the media that are making it hard for him to get a job. He is an NFL talent and should play with the biggest of the baddest. Maybe when/if he fails at QB he will want to move positions but he hasnt actually failed at QB yet.

  96. 6thsense79 says: May 7, 2013 3:57 PM

    ibreathefootball says:
    May 7, 2013 1:40 PM
    Tebow $2.2m in 2011, beat the Steelers in the Wild Card and lost to the Patriots in the divisional playoffs.

    Manning $20m in 2012, got the Wild Card win based off of his regular season and lost to the Ravens in the divisional playoffs.

    Something isn’t adding up here. And can somebody please tell me, HOW THE HELL DID PEYTON HURT HIS NECK IN THE FIRST PLACE???
    ——-

    Dude Manning’s team lost to the the eventual super bowl champ in over time. How exactly did Tebow perform in his playoff lost to the Patriots?

  97. thirdistheworrd says: May 7, 2013 3:57 PM

    andrewsteindione says: May 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    Alright, an article about Shahid Khan, we’ve had one Tony Orlando comment already, how long until the first (of many) obligatory Ron Jeremy comment?
    __________
    Ron Jeremy looks homeless. At worst, Shahid Khan looks like has a home covered in shag carpet and easy-access mood-lighting.

    On a similar note, this headline, and the headline for every other Jacksonville article should probably read “Khan ‘fascinated’ my public’s continued fascination with his hair and moustache.” Because it really is captivating. If Khan only looks like this to garner media attention, the man is a genius, because it’s working really well.

    On the same note, if the writers are using his picture to attract hits on articles, they deserve praise too. I’m sure Mike has paid for at least one vacation with pictures of Shahdy’s hairdo.

  98. blahblahblah1313 says: May 7, 2013 4:02 PM

    Teblow freaks face reality. HE overplayed his hand when HE chose to go to the media capital of the world so he could get maximum publicity (even if only to the JV team) instead of J’Ville last year. Now nobody that is serious about anything other the the Travelin’ Tebow Circus wants to touch that crap with a ten foot pole. I know he was traded but everything I have read said it was HIS choice to go to NY rather than J’Ville. He can win a few games but his ceiling is very low. He can’t throw the ball in a passing league. Nobody took the Broncos seriously last year. Check out their record in the last 4-5 games when people actually started to game plan his seriously restricted stuff. And give me a break with the Steelers playoff victory that he accomplished solely by himself. What were his stats in that one…minus the 80 yarder

  99. @Cereal_22 says: May 7, 2013 4:04 PM

    Sounds like a solid owner, good for Jax

  100. GM says: May 7, 2013 4:05 PM

    Jags games should open with Shad riding out on an ostrich dressed like Yoshi while wearing a red hat with an ‘M’ on it and overalls.

    THAT would make $$$

  101. geefan1 says: May 7, 2013 4:06 PM

    andrewsteindione says:May 7, 2013 1:47 PM

    Alright, an article about Shahid Khan, we’ve had one Tony Orlando comment already, how long until the first (of many) obligatory Ron Jeremy comment?

    __________

    I just keep hearing this little voice say…

    “It’s a me, MARIO!”

  102. chi01town says: May 7, 2013 4:10 PM

    Anybody thats talking about giving Tebow a job as QB in the NFL Im with them, all Tebow do is WIN the
    Jags should give him a shot and let him play. I would just love too see Tebow beat Denver, then see Elway’s face

  103. longsufferingbillsfan says: May 7, 2013 4:20 PM

    J-Ville are lucky to be owned by this guy.

  104. grantlee11 says: May 7, 2013 4:30 PM

    [Photo Credit: All that is Awesome]

  105. paychrisjohnson28 says: May 7, 2013 4:34 PM

    If Tebow is not interesting to the common NFL fan the why do st stories about Tim Tebow have the most comments?

    Khan use your power as an owner and sign Tebow already to be the Jaguars 3rd string Quarterback already !!! Geez sell a ton of Tebow jerseys and have fans put up billboards to”Start Tebow!” “Tebow Jaguars Savior! “

  106. Slim Charles says: May 7, 2013 4:35 PM

    Jags fans should be happy that they have an owner who appears to be willing to let his football people run the team and not kowtow to idiot Tebow fans (who don’t even watch football)

  107. sungateman says: May 7, 2013 4:43 PM

    Football management, owners……coach’s, are afraid of failure to the point of stupidity. 8 wins, 5 losses as a starter, then add the rest of his resume, and then add ==HE’S FROM THE JACKSONVILLE AREA. All this added up is a no brainer for a team with the history of the Jaguars.

  108. ibreathefootball says: May 7, 2013 4:51 PM

    nathpz says:
    May 7, 2013 3:24 PM

    Maybe the part where the Broncos defense gave up 38 points to the Ravens and 23 to the Steelers? Or the part where the Broncos finished 8-8 with a hugely negative point differential in 2011 and went 13-3 in 2012 and scored 172 more points than they did the previous year?

    ———————–

    What about the part where the Broncos defense gave up 5 FIRST HALF TD passes by Tom Brady? Don’t just add what you want, and leave out the other facts. The Broncos went 8-8 because Orton started 1-4. What about the part where the Trindon Holliday was the only reason why the Broncos made it a close game vs. Ravens. Maybe the part where Manning tried his first scramble and threw the GAME LOSING INT!! Flacco = paid because of THE NECK!

  109. steelerofthedraft says: May 7, 2013 4:53 PM

    That porn stach fascinates me mr.khan!

  110. chilomane says: May 7, 2013 5:03 PM

    “fascinated”

  111. therillest says: May 7, 2013 5:11 PM

    Truth is there are actually more Tebow fans in Jacksonville than Jags fans. If Khan were to marry the two he could generate more revenue than any team in the league….but he wants to bank on building a winner in a city (Jacksonville) where most good player “or young Millionaires” don’t want to live or play (see Cleveland and Buffalo also). Good luck with that bud.

  112. devildog911 says: May 7, 2013 5:14 PM

    Will that mustache make the 53 man roster?

  113. tredhead65 says: May 7, 2013 5:21 PM

    HEY CHEECH!!!!!

  114. 11dancingditkas says: May 7, 2013 5:37 PM

    Can his mustache throw a pass?

  115. mushroommike says: May 7, 2013 5:48 PM

    Is that Tony Orlando, Edward James Olmos, Cheech. We get it you’re hilarious posters.

    Go back to writing knock-knock jokes and Kardashian reality show scripts.

  116. chingustight says: May 7, 2013 5:54 PM

    playoff wins: blaine gabbert 0
    chad henne 0
    tim tebow 1

    im not a mathemetician or anything, but i do know 1 is better that zero!!!!!

  117. rdav29 says: May 7, 2013 5:55 PM

    I’m fascinated with his mustache

  118. 11thstreetmafia says: May 7, 2013 5:57 PM

    Maybe he’s just not praying right.

  119. liongator says: May 7, 2013 5:58 PM

    I’m fascinated by his stupidity. It’s simple business…he costs you nothing, drives up revenue and interest in the team and it’s merchandise. The only way to win in the NFL now is to have a franchise QB, which Gabbert and Henne are not. You start him for a year…if he wins, you’ve found a franchise QB for nothing. If he loses…you get a high first round pick, which is the only other way you’ll get a franchise QB.
    Either way you win. Let Caldwell go with Gabbert and you lose games, lose interest and lose money.

  120. peytonsneck18 says: May 7, 2013 5:58 PM

    now hes off to save the princess!!!

  121. watermelon1 says: May 7, 2013 6:04 PM

    I wonder why YOU haven’t already signed him looking at your current QBs and how they’ve performed so far.

    THAT is what fascinates me, Khan!

  122. seaeagle707 says: May 7, 2013 6:15 PM

    You ever hear of, “The Wrath of Khan”? Dave and Gus will, if the Jags don’t start winning on a regular basis. Tebow has nothing to bring to that table. He himself wants to go to a “good team” to “learn” how to be a better QB. The kind of team he talked about is not the Jags at present. They don’t have time to teach. They’re too busy learning, how to win games.

    Kahn wants to make money, for certain. But he also wants it to come from a satisfied fan base. That, will ensure profits for years to come going forward. Tebow might get you a year or two of profits, but if the team as a whole doesn’t improve, what he generates won’t last long.

  123. kerryc21realty says: May 7, 2013 6:19 PM

    Why not give Tebow a tryout, you try out undrafted rookies and veterans

  124. ravenmomma says: May 7, 2013 6:24 PM

    That picture looks like they crossed Tony Orlando with Geraldo Rivera

  125. liongator says: May 7, 2013 6:43 PM

    bobbyhoying says:
    May 7, 2013 1:49 PM
    Hire smart people, let them make decisions, and hold them accountable. Is that how the owner runs the team in Dallas?

    As bad as Jerry is, they won 8 games last year…Jags won 7 the last two season combined. In fact, they haven’t been relevant since the last time they had a left handed, christian QB with a bad throwing motion.

  126. gallogj says: May 7, 2013 7:44 PM

    I used to love when that guy used to race around the track and throw those heat seeking duck shells at the racers in front of him. Who knew Wario would grow up to own a NFL franchise?

  127. nathpz says: May 7, 2013 8:09 PM

    “What about the part where the Broncos defense gave up 5 FIRST HALF TD passes by Tom Brady? Don’t just add what you want, and leave out the other facts.”

    Right, Tebow got his ass kicked that game. Why are you bringing it up?

  128. joe.attaboy says: May 7, 2013 8:38 PM

    1. Quote: the Tebow effect is from a “tiny group of loud mouthed people”. Dude, seriously, are you literate? This guy has more media coverage than anybody in the league. There are guys arguing over him and whether or not he is good enough on ESPN just about every other day. Pick up a paper, periodical or just read the web.

    “Dude,” I’m not talking about the media. I’m talking about people in Jacksonville, Jaguar fans. There’s this implication from Florio at people in Jacksonville clamoring for Tebow. They’re not. I’ve been at that stadium every Sunday for 18 years, and with the exception of a few gator fans wearing their Tebow jerseys, I don’t know anyone who’s anxious to get him. The media is always going make stuff up about the guy, so I stopped listening to them a while ago.

    2. Anquan Boldin is not from Jax, he is from Pahokee.

    Yes, I realized that after I posted, my mistake. I was thinking of Jabar Gaffney and Laveranues Coles. Boldin went to Florida State.

    Shad Khan said HIMSELF last year that Tim Tebow would mean significant additional revenue but that was not going to be the deciding factor. Multiple writers have done stories on what the potential economic impact could be for the owner with most estimating incremental revenue anywhere from 5 million to 20 million when you factor in merchandise sales. That same guy who has that “small following” that you referred to was 2nd in the league in 2011 in jersey sales. Must have just been all those loud mouthed Gator fans.

    Oh, please. First of all, I can’t find any evidence that Khan ever said that. But even if he did, so what? The man’s a multi-billionaire and he didn’t get there by being stupid. If he really believed that Tebow would have this impact on revenue, don’t you thing he would have offered more than a 4th round pick for the guy? And sports writers estimating the economic value of some football player isn’t something anyone should put any weight in. Most writers can’t even write well about sports; why would I listen to them in regards to economics. And please don’t tell me about 2011. That has nothing to do with what would happen in 2013. And yeah, I’m betting that outside of Denver and New York (both huge markets), most of those jerseys were purchased by Gator fans. I saw a lot of them in Jacksonville in 2011. Not so much anymore.

    Really, this is not a qualitative comment as to which staff and front office is/was better but it is a fact. This current Jags coaching staff doesn’t even have 1/3 the NFL experience the previous staff did.

    Davis Caldwell has extensive NFL experience with three previous teams, and he enjoyed great success at all three positions. And Bradley and many of his staff have enough experience to satisfy me, maybe not to the extent of other teams (even the old staff here). But since we didn’t have a whole lot of success with the old staff, I’m more than willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. What I’ve seen so far is very encouraging.

  129. deezenucks says: May 7, 2013 9:05 PM

    Man I love the Jags owner and hate Tebow, good to hear!! Shaka Kaahhhnnnnnn!!!

  130. 2013ravens says: May 7, 2013 10:29 PM

    Tim tebow might as well hang up his cleights and get one of those sunday morning gospile shows then he would be a star every sunday but he wont be one playing qb in the nfl

  131. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 7, 2013 10:47 PM

    Forget about trying to win Jags, it’s not happening. What Kahn and his stache need to do is put some butts in the seats and Tebow can help with that. Sign him.

  132. jaggernaught85 says: May 7, 2013 11:50 PM

    Signing Tebow to improve the Jags QB situation is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.

  133. tackledummy1505 says: May 8, 2013 1:30 AM

    Winning program and Jacksonville Jaguars have never been associated and they probably won’t be with what they have now. Good luck Gus lol

  134. pdidit09 says: May 8, 2013 1:44 PM

    It’s destiny for Tim Tebow to go home. Jacksonville will never fill the stadium until Tebow comes to the rescue.

  135. pdidit09 says: May 8, 2013 2:04 PM

    Every fan in the country tuned in to watch Tebow, because he is an exciting player. I love the guy, and I believe he is a winner in the right situation. I am a Cowboy’s fan, but that year he played in Denver was awesome for fans not just in Jacksonville and Denver, but for fans across the country. The choice to go to the Jets was a disaster for him. I am telling you people, a winner is a winner and Tim Tebow is a winner and no one honestly can deny that! God loves this man and Satan is present, but we know who the Victor is GOD BLESS YOU TIM TEBOW.

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