Tim Tebow Rally Held by Jacksonville Fans

By: Brian Powell - September 16, 2013

At 3:16 PM today, a group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans decided to hold a rally, which was to last for 3 hours and 16 minutes (all allusions to Tebow’s faith, of course), in order to convince the owners of the Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow as their next quarterback. The charge, led by organizer James Stewart and supported by members of http://www.jags-tebow.com/, was held at Jacksonville’s stadium and drew a whopping crowd of 20 people. The attendance of supporters was actually outnumbered by the media, who managed to pull in a crowd of 30. Despite the low attendance, Stewart believes “We’ve accomplished what we had hoped for the first time out.”

The movement at www.jags-tebow.com asks the ever-important question, “WHY THE HECK NOT?”. The site states that Jacksonville is easily the worst team in the NFL, so why not bring Tim Tebow on as the new quarterback?: “If the Jags got Him….Overnight, The Jaguars would be on the National Stage. The Stadium will be full of Tebow Maniacs & Tebow haters alike. The whole country would tingle with anticipation & all eyes would be on Jacksonville.”

The fans of Tebow coming to Jacksonville have a point. Right now, Tim Tebow is not even on an NFL roster and he is still getting tons of national and international attention. The LA Kiss, Gene Simmons’s arena football team, has offered Tebow a contract. Recently, Tebow was offered $1 million to play football in Russia. Earlier this year Tebow was the subject of a petition to the White House for President Obama to force Jacksonville to sign the former Florida Gator. Even Chuck Norris has gotten involved in Tebow-mania, asserting earlier this year that Tebow is the “ultimate clutch player” and that Jacksonville should definitely sign him. Why?: “To put it simply, it’s because Tim could help turn that mediocre team into a championship one. Tebow works miracles on the field, and his inclusion would embolden the spirit of the Jaguars’ players and fans.”

What do you think? Should Tebow become Jacksonville’s new quarterback? Respond in the Comments section below.

While there seems to be much support for Tebow going to Jacksonville, there is also much opposition. The Bold City Brigade, a nonprofit organization in Jacksonville which seeks to expand and embolden the fan-base, has created a website called “Even If He’s Released”. This website is simply an online petition for those who are against Tim Tebow coming to Jacksonville. Currently, 581,433 people have signed the petition – significantly larger than the 20 people who showed up at the rally earlier today.

Jacksonville’s owners have voiced their staunch opposition to the acquisition despite all of the support. Their opposition is understandable. Tebow has been released from multiple teams now due to his performances and abilities on the field. No NFL team would argue against Tebow’s positive impact on the fanbase. Even though he is not on an active roster, Tebow jerseys still rank fifth in sales, and he is still currently ranked as the league’s fifth most popular player. However, the goal of an NFL team is to win games, and Tebow simply cannot perform. There are rumors that Tebow’s agents want him to become a motivational speaker, a role which seems to be much more his billing.

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Brian PowellBrian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.

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  • andrew

    cowboys fan here says H*** yes I would sign him if I were the Jags. I wish Cowboys would take him instead of Kyle Orton as backup. Who has better chance of taking us to the promised land if Romo gets injured? Sorry Orton. Nice hair but I’ll take Tebow.

    • Javier

      Look, Tebow, seems like a great Role Model for kids to follow especially coming out of a great Christian background. He had an excellent college career and should leave it at that. Yes Tebow helped Denver win some games but he didn’t do it alone. Football is a team Sport and Denver at the time was not your average team since they had and still have a great supporting cast. Tebow did not win those games all by himself. He had a shot to come back and prove everyone that he was no fluke quarterback with the Patriots. I was Supprised though at the fact they even allowed Tebow to get a shot since they never go with two back up quarter Backs since Brady took over. Tebow had an opportunity during Pre-season but played awful. How can you even average -2 yards in two games in the NFL leting even that be just pre-season??? Like those signs say 3:16 at the Ralley, to me those seem like his stats numbers for passing completions and attemps this pre-season. I’ve been a cowboys fan since 91 young enough to understand the concept and the sport of football, through thick and thin have and will always continue to be a Cowboy fan. No offense or anything but I wouldn’t want Tebow as a back up due to his stats. Yes Romo makes bone headed mistakes but he does have great season stats which I would rather take my chances with vs watching a young quarter back that hasn’t showed yet he can be an actual NFL QB. Even Kyle Orton he may not be great but at least he is a better Veteran back up QB who I would rather take my chances with. Funny how supposeably Cowboy fans who dont know the team very well don’t know that kyle Orton is actually one of the best Veteran Back QB’s in the NFL who is under Appreciated. No offense to Tebow or anything he seems like a great young man and all but he has to understand that he won’t make it in the NFL as a quarterback and if he wants to play maybe he should try a diffrent spot where he can actually run with the ball. Like he did when he was in Denver besides throwing little short passes since he does not have a long range throw.

      • http://Yahoo Yarry

        Tebow has a big problem; he does not have a good repertoire to qualify to be a football player. He has not assaulted anyone, has not killed anyone, not been vulgar to anyone,has not been in JAIL. Thus, he does not qualify to be part of ASSAULT AND BATTERY GAME!
        Yarry

        • jmj858

          The problem he does have is that he believes that anyone who does not believe as he does deserves to be tortured forever. I’m not a fan of this mindset and is one of the many reasons he is currently unemployed, IMHO.

  • THunter

    If he were a dog-fighting, accused-of-murder, pot smoking, tatooed, wife beater and been treated like he has, the President, the media, the NAACP, and even the United Nations would DEMAND Jacksonville sign him–and they would.

    • cornstock

      No one has treated him badly. The worst thing anyone ever did to him was cut him from the team. More players are cut each year than are signed.

  • K

    The sign should have read “TEBOW 3:16″.

  • b monty

    This is the perfect fit for Tebow. The stadium wil be full, the Tebow shirt etc sales will boom. He is a winner with character, morals, and values. The NFL can’t be all about winning. Tebow is the ultimate role model for the youth and young adults of America. Let’s bring back the team values and player values that we need in pro football. The Patriots and the Jets have the wrong attitude.America should hope each lowlfe team loses every week. If Aaron Hernandez was allowed to play football this season, either team would take him. What is wrong with the NFL is what’s wrong with America….the wrong “heros”…the wrong values…

    • dennis

      b monte has it right Amen!!!!

    • Harold Provins

      I think Tim is an exdeptional young man,he loves to play football& has the will to win.he took Denver to the playoffs somebody should sign him.Look at some of these guys that got all the chances.I believe its all about his religion that the Nfl don’t want him.

      • cornstock

        It has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with his religion. It’s because he looks terrible in practice and he has looked terrible in his playing time in preseason games the past two years. Also, having him on the team invites a media circus to always be present around a team. Coaches don’t want a backup QB that can’t read defenses or throw accurately who requires his own press conference each week. Nor do they want to have to constantly answer questions about him. His best chance would be to get signed as a third string QB and possibly get to play in some wildcat formations.

  • Donald L Cady

    By all means-the jac’s should sign him-he makes the team better with his attitude & leadership-I wish Dallas would sign him he would make a great backup QB [sorry Kyle you’re sorry] for Romo

  • DonWin

    It would be a win/win losing situation. One person doesn’t make a winning team, but it would be entertaining.

  • phil stark

    Tebow is a great quarterback and I hope he’ll get a job with Jacksonville, but he needs to LEAVE JESUS AT CHURCH !!!

    • Melissa

      As Christians, we are the Church!!

    • p g

      You should go once in awhie buddy. What you got on this planet to look up to ??

    • Harold Provins

      Wrog Phil thats why the country is in such bad shape to many people have left God out of their lives.

    • Butch Taylor

      Phil, Tebow is who he is with Jesus. Tebow would not be the same without Jesus. If you know Jesus you can’t just leave him at church. If you don’t know him, I pray for you to know Him. Jesus is bigger than the NFL, Tim Tebow lives that. It would be awesome for Jax to give him a real shot, for the fans, not for Tebow. He will be a winner at whatever he does! God Bless

      • Lancer

        Yaaay-ah ! You Go Butchie !

        Mon down to the next rally ! It was KICKIN-IT !

    • http://yahoo Superhook

      Sorry Phil, you carry Jesus with you no matter where you are. That’s what made Tim the man he is. He’s way above the rest. All he needs is someone to have faith in him and give him a chance to show what he can do with a little experience that no one has given him in the pro’s. They just shove him out there and say WIN. He’s taken a lot more bull than I would ever have.

  • Conrad Kerwath

    One day Tim Tebow is going to take an NFL team to the Super Bowl. Jacksonville would be perfect. From worst to First. DO IT WHILE YOU CAN…Bold New City of the South.

  • dennis jemison

    Gawd Yes sign Him!!!! Turn your Team around and WIN WIN WIN with this Guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s Honest and Is Faithful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SIGN SIGN SIGN SIGN Him!!!! Go TeBow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Lancer

      Yaaaay-ah! You Go Go Go Girl! We needed YOUR kinda enthusiasm at the rally.

      Next time…lets get better organized.

  • http://awholesaler.com Phil

    I say Tebow should play for the jags they got nothing to loose he be better than they have now “Go Tebow”

  • Michael

    “The goal is to win games…”
    That is hilarious. The goal is to sell tickets, merchandise and grow the fan base. Traditionally that happens when the team wins – except Tebow comes with his own fan base that will support him regardless of performance on the field.
    Debate his merits as a quarterback all you want, but Jacksonville scored 2 points against the Chiefs and 9 points (6 points in “garbage time”) against Oakland. They are awful. Get fans in the seats, sell merch, continue to draft as your record will suck, and hopefully build for the future while making a sound business decision now.

  • Linda

    Would LOVE to have Tim Tebow signed as a Chicago Bear—feel he would be a GREAT addition!!!!We need someone of his caliber to HELP Jay Cutler!!!!!Please!!!!

    • Calvin

      You certainly are not a Bears fan if you want that loser!
      Bears need good people not people who have been rejected by almost every team in the league!

      • daniel

        Really hes a loser funny won two national championships and heisman trophy what an idiot

    • BobbyJ

      Da Bears have one great icon..DITKA..at this time, we do not need two my friends. Jay Cutler gets his strength from the power of Payton and Halas which is why they are 2-0.
      Tebow needs to go to the lowly Vikings because even Thor the sissy god has given up.

  • http://exployer nancy

    Someone should stage a time and Tebows fans can all show up to that game and show them how we could fill the stands…And who decided he can’t play…oh no not again is someone denying what we all watched in Denver and I might add there hasn’t been anything worth watching. Had the Jets turned him loose, he coulda woulda put them in the playoffs also. Since then they haven’t LET him play. You give him five minute plays after sitting on the bench for a year. I think alot of us want to see the good guy win.. If they can let Josh Freeman have 5 years to do nothing why not give Tebow a chance

    • p g

      I would drive from Charlotte. Got NOTHIN here.

    • Anthony

      why wouldn’t they give him a shot? They can’t get any worse.
      I would bet money that if Tebow was the starting QB over Gino Smith in the season opener against the Patriots, the jets would have won.

      Everybody talks about how much potential Gino Smith has but he hasn’t done squat??? Yet everybody badmouths Tebow and he has a winning staring record and a playoff win under his belt… and all in his first starting season??? That just goes to show how pig headed and moronic the NFL has become. They NFL coaches did not like the Denver fans showing them up by putting up a billboard to bench Orton for Tebow. In fact there are still people who think Orton is better than Tebow? Ya, Denver would have gone to the playoffs if they kept Orton as a starter right??? Idiots!
      Can you say “blackballed”?

  • Sonny

    Of course, 581,000 signed a petitions against Tebow. They are afraid if he is the quarterback, the Jaguers might start winning and their teams would lose. I have never heard of that many people not wanting any player to be on the field. Who is behind such a thing? The Jaguar management???

    • p g

      They look up to thug nut job, uneducated scum.

  • Doug

    The bottom line is this: any time Tim Tebow has been given a starting job, whether an high school, in college, or his lone starting job with the Broncos in the NFL, he has succeeded. He has NOT been “released by multiple teams” – he has been traded by two teams, and cut by one team, after failing to impress the coach after taking a couple snaps in a practice game. Give him another starting job in the NFL, and if he goes 2-14, THEN you can call him a failure in the NFL. But so far, his lone NFL resume is “took a 1-4 team to the playoffs and beat the heavily-favored Steelers in the first round” and you can’t call that failure. Give the man his shot – he’s earned it.

    • cornstock

      Actually he was traded by the Broncos to the Jets, then cut by the Jets, and then cut by the Patriots.

      • Qinkilla

        And technically, since nobody else seems to want him, he’s being metaphysically cut each and every day by every team in the league. I think he should take the million to play in Russia.

  • Gene Alvarado

    Count me in!! I vote YES. This kid has HEART and FAITH. Not to mention PASSION and DESIRE. All he needs is a chance to demonstrate these traits and live his dream. C’mon Jacksonville, there’s no where to go but up!!

    • Lancer

      You got lotsa passion too Gene-o.
      Shoulda stuck around for the after so you coulda lived your dream.

  • shirley weitz

    We want Tebow…JAX Jag’s NEED Tebow.

    • Lancer

      Yeaaaah Bay-bay! We ALL want more T-Boy!

  • Lancer

    Nice costumes T-Boy Faaaaanz!
    I wish I would have known you ere going to wear drag. Try
    to give us a headzup next time, we can get more support !

  • norm

    They need to sign Tebow and let him lead the offense and do what Tebow
    does best. He’s a born leader and has a natural instinct to take advantage of every skill and talent afforded to him.

    • Lancer

      Yay-ah Normie Boi! T-Boy does LOTS of things BEST!

  • John Jacobsen

    Those of us who have some understanding of what it takes to be a QB in the NFL do not believe he has the throwing mechanics and accuracy to make it long-term. Maybe TE.

    • donkey kong

      “those of us who have some understanding” – you don’t even have a job you jerk off; what are you an offensive coordinator or a college scout? How many passes have you completed in an NFL playoff game – jack offs, all of ya’s. Tebow would have Jacksonville better than Buffalo, Miami, Cleveland , Oakland, San Diego, Tennessee, the Jets the second he stepped on the field – honestly is there a QB on any of those teams I just mentioned who has ever won a playoff game as a starter? Mechanics are for jack offs who don’t understand anything about courage and what it means to face a man from inches away and be able to beat him physically – thats what Tebow does – he takes the ball in his hands and beats the man trying to stop him, physically beats him. I would take that over all the Tannehills and Sanchez’s and half punk QB’s running around the NFL today – even that punk Kapernik showed his true colors against Seattle yesterday by quitting halfway through the second quarter.Tebow won’t quit as he is a man of Faith and believes to his core that hard work will pay off with rewards – take your mechanics and put it where your husbands tongue is right now, twerp.

      • Lancer

        Sounds like you wans “beats-him” too you donkey kong. Wants the “balls in his hands” and Ev’thaaaang !

        • C. Fontana

          Lancer – Could you please repeat what you were trying to post; I do not understand exactly what you want to say.

      • cornstock

        I won’t even respond to how ridiculous your statements are except to say that regardless of what Tebow did in Denver, it was painfully obvious in his preseason games with the Patriots that he has seriously regressed. He was already the least accurate QB in the league in Denver, and he played just as bad as a QB can possibly play in the Pats third preseason game.

        Also, those teams that you mentioned have multiple QB’s that have won more playoff games than Tebow. Mark Sanchez took the Jets to the AFC Championship game in back to back years. Phillip Rivers has won a couple playoff games in San Diego. Tennessee, Buffalo, Miami, Cleveland, and Oakland all have QB’s that are either in their first year (Buffalo), second year (Cleveland, Miami, Oakland), or third year (Tennessee).

      • Paul

        your rant is a joke, Tebow would make Jacksonville the same team they are today. And yes, anyone with an ounce of football understanding knows that Tebow has already tried… and failed. He is no nfl QB, sorry.

      • John Jacobsen

        I agree that Tebow has the ‘courage’ and the desire to ‘physically beat’ the guy trying to beat him. What you fail to understand is that this is a prerequisite to playing in the NFL. They all have it…many to even a greater degree than Tebow. So it actually does come down to mechanics, particularly for this position.

  • Erin

    Why does Riley Cooper get to play after his ridiculous antics but a good guy, who is WAAAYYYYYY better than Josh Freeman, like Tim Tebow doesn’t get any time. When he was in Denver he went to the Playoffs, then was released to make room for their ‘merchandise seller’ start quarterback Peyton Manning. Moved over to the Jets and had a few minute plays not using his full potential at all. Signed by the Patriots I had hopes, think the Bill would find a way to use him on the field that other teams hadn’t thought to do. Then that came crashing down. Someone needs to work with him to help him make the transfer from college to professional, instead of poking fun at him for his beliefs. If more children had athletes like him to look up to, instead of people like Riley Cooper, Aaron Hernandez, Ochocinco, etc. things would be a lot better. Sign the guy, you’re close to Gainesville, your sales will increase, your games will be televised, your General Manager and Owner will be happy with money in their pockets again. You can’t suck any worse than you do now…gone are the David Garrard days Jax, give the rest of your team some hope, rally behind Tebow!!

    • Qinkilla

      Because Riley Cooper can catch and Tim Tebow can’t throw.

  • micksee

    Hell yes why not the Jaguars are going to be destroyed in Seattle so give him a shot and see if he can do anything.

    • rudy bush

      i can just see the “Pope” in the crowd pulling for Tebow isn’t that something to witness

  • Nervey

    Why not? He would only be an improvement over what they have now. We have all seen the (empty) stadium in Jax during games. If TT is signed, within 1 week the Jax stadium would be sold out for every home game.

    Nuff said…

  • DT

    Tebow is a winner–plain and simple. He led the Broncos to a
    championship (Manning hasn’t yet) and Florida to National Championships. What he contributes to a team off and on the field is immeasurable. He is what pro sports are supposed to be.

    • J F

      Denver’s defense led them to where they were NOT tim tebow. People who say tebow led them to the playoffs obviously know NOTHING about football and only go on what they hear from other people, not the REAL facts. He is a great athlete and if he comes off his sinful pride and accepts the fact he is not a QB he could have a successful professional career..To bad he never learned the serenity prayer..the strength to change the things I can and the wisdom to accept those I can not..he can’t change the fact he is just NOT a QB, but if he accepts that and still wants to pursue football he can be successful.

      • J F

        also he did NOT lead the broncos to a championship, they lost the in the 2nd round of the playoffs, but manning led them to the afc championship game.

        • cjrito

          Manning did not lead them to an AFC championship game….they lost in the 2nd round (their first playoff game, since they had a bye). Manning has never led the Broncos to a single playoff win.

        • Doug

          Oops – looks like you’re the one who, in his own words,”obviously know NOTHING about football”. Manning did NOT take the Broncos to the AFC championship game – he lost to the Ravens IN THE FIRST ROUND! Maybe you’re the one who needs to learn to “accept things you can’t change.”

          • cornstock

            They lost to the Ravens in the 2nd round. They had a first round bye because they had the best record in the AFC.

      • spanther

        Huh, where was that D when they went 1-4??? Exactly. I don’t think Tebow is star material, even starter material. BUT neither are the other two QBs that Jaxonville have. Gabbert is literally the worst starting QB in the league, maybe in the millenium, and while Henne is decent, he’s inconsistent. Why not try Tebow? He’s got a better resume than both these guys and at this point, Jax have nothing to lose. They already are the laughing stock of the sports world.

    • Lancer

      You go…go…GO…Girl !

    • Rob

      What are you smoking man? Noone has led the Broncos to a championship since Elway in 97-98

  • Don

    He seemed to do an excellent job for Denver. Why not sign him?

    • No to Tim

      His completion percentage with Denver was 47% which is terrible. The offensive line got Denver as far as they got. Stats don’t lie.

  • bigDAWG

    Bring him to JAX. He’s a good person and that’s exactly what this poor excuse of a NFL team needs in the locker room…a LEADER. The Jags are a joke :/ They’re an embarassment to the city that I call home. How worse could we get with him? Gabbert is horrible! At least bench him and start Henne. At least he has a better record as a starting QB.

    • cornstock

      They did already did bench Gabbert and start Henne. Henne didn’t do much better yesterday.

  • BobbyJ

    Tebow is better than Jesus becuase the ball just goes through Jesus’ hands.

  • a phillips

    why not sign tebow he took denver farther in the playoffs than peyton did sign him with performance incentives and play tebow ball and watch jags win

  • paul

    CHRIS LEAK OR TIM TEBOW. I PREFER LEAK OVER TEBOW. IF YOU REMEMBER TEBOW WAS HIS BACK UP.

    • Doug

      He was his backup because Leak was a senior when Tebow was a freshman

      • paul

        SO. WHO WAS THE BETTER QB?

    • jack

      Paul, you are so confused, I want even bother to debate with you. Wake Up!!!

      • paul

        MY EYES ARE WIDE AND WISE OPEN.

  • Michael Loftus

    Tim has been a winner every place he has played,someone somewhere needs him. I hope it’s in football, but if not he will be a blessing to someone somewhere else.

  • marian

    I don’t understand why the JAGUARS don’t sign Tebow either. What do they have to lose. He can’t command too much money for management to
    worry about. People would want to go to games. Let’s give him a chance. Would love to see him come here and lift us off the ground.

    • dang

      the only way that’s going to happen…….the jaguar’s stadium is turned into the the tebow evangalical sunday televised service…where you all have to tithe 10% plus your ticket cost to pray to your false god!

  • http://yahoo steve

    Jags dont need Tebow. We already have two of them.We need to spend the money and get the QB that will move us up to the next level,and I’m not talkinn about 2nd from last, Im talkin about a real gunslinger that will get us out of the hole we’re in.And the offensive lines gotta make it happen.

    • james

      Thin you better go team meetings and put a vote of no confidence in on the owner, management, and staff if you want to bring in a high dollor gunslinger, because that is the only way it is going to happen.

  • Ron

    I was certain the Pats would sign him. It just seemed to me that he would have fit in well there. I know he’s unconventional. His throwing motion is jacked up and he holds the ball too long. But he is also a winner. If given a chance he will help some team win, simple as that. It might not be pretty but he will win.

  • Lancer

    C’mon JAX ! We ALL wanna get on the T-Boi train !
    Choo-chooooooo! We’ll PACK those stands for that hunk !

  • Karyn

    I concur. Sign Tebow w/the Jax Jaqs!!!

  • Jerry McLauchlin

    I’ve thought since Tebow graduated from UF that Jacksonville was acting like a bunch or morons not to try and draft Tim. Of course if you look at the decisions the owner and the management have made over the years you can rest assured the combined IQ of all management is something less than 3:16 Tebow has proved himself at every venue to be a leader. Even at NY Jets he was better than the starting QB or second string QB. Tim would solidify a fan base and pack the stadium which might just be a incentive for management to put together a team of pros instead of dying a lingering death. Tim is a winner Jacksonville Jaguar management, wake up and pick him up….

  • No to Tim

    If Tim Tebow is such a miracle player and can get teams to championships why doesn’t a single team in the NFL want him? Does anyone actually look at his stats as a football player? They are horrible. Even at Denver, where his fans think he was this amazing quarterback, his stats were terrible. He didn’t even complete half of his passes that season. One lucky pass in a game against a defense that had multiple injuries does not an NFL quarterback make. He seems like a great guy and a great athlete, but drop the whole quarterback thing-he can’t do it.

    • Michael Loftus

      win and loss percent is one of the best in college and the nfl..google it..he wins, bottom line.

      • Rusty S

        Michael…just because he did in college doesn’t mean he can carry it over into a professional career. (Google his stats since going pro)

        Duh.

        • jack

          Rusty, the only team that let Tim play was Denver, did you miss what he did there?

          • cornstock

            Tebow was 9-8 as a starter in Denver. Not terrible, but considering all the talent he had around him, not impressive either. Look how much Denver improved once they got a good NFL QB to lead the team.

    • legolos57

      If you actually look at the stats for Tim at denver for that year his stats was better than any other quaterback in the league.

      • cornstock

        His stats were literally dead last in the NFL that year. He’s the only QB in the last 20 years except for Jamarcus Russell to get to play an entire season without being replaced with a completion percentage under 50 percent.

    • legolos57

      If you actually look at the stats for Tim at denver for that year his stats was better than any other quaterback in the league.

      • mnbb

        Uh, no they weren’t.

    • Paul

      No To Tim – don’t assume all Denver fans thought Tebow was great at QB, most of us didn’t. The minority is incredibly vocal and may have made it seem like it was a 50/50 thing… it wasn’t. You get together and talk with people who actually know football and not just meaningless statistics (yes, number of wins is fairly meaningless when you’re talking about the value of a single player, even a QB), you find that nobody with a mind for football thought he was going to make it in the NFL without a major overhaul of his mechanics… that clearly hasn’t happened in the two years since.

      Sorry folks, you have to be able to get the ball from point A to point B, preferably in a spiral motion (yes, that actually makes it easier for a WR to catch, it ain’t just pretty). You must also be able to work through your progression of WRs. Tebow was not able to do any of that, defensive backs could read him like the bible… You guys can throw his record at me all you want, I was watching every second of every game with my own two eyes (and I pulled for the guy in a big way, don’t think I didn’t), he and the offense did not deserve to win many of those games. They hung the defense out to dry time after time, not even effective enough to win the occasional field position battle (our D routinely had to start around mid-field and usually held strong). So you can say Tebow won, you can say he was a winner through college (like that matters), you can talk about what a great guy he is (like that matters), but Denver doesn’t want him, Jacksonville doesn’t and shouldn’t want him, nobody wants him on their team. I suppose some of you call that persecution, but it’s really just good sense.

      It’s clear from the likes/dislikes that it’s mainly Tebow fanatics reading this article… wish there were some other people with half a brain on here to help me out, common sense is definitely not prevailing around here… and I guess that in 15 years you’ll all be saying that the greatest QB in NFL history never got his chance… sad

  • Big Irish Guy

    The Jags will not sign Tebow, never. Their goal is to be the worse team possible, so they can get the nod to move to LA before the Bucs.

  • Joan D. Givens

    I am Tim’s biggest fan; I think he hasn’t really had the team that
    has given him a chance. Jacksonville , why not he would at least
    fill the seats and just might surprise everyone. Team Tebow ALL THE WAY…..

    • http://webpronews Betsy Ratliff

      If you let the man play on a continuous basis, I believe you will
      be surprised at what he can do. It’s like losing weight, you can’t
      do it sitting on a bench. Weren’t we all taught that practice makes perfect. Goooooooooooooooooooo Tebow !

  • Dee Sanson

    I don’t know that much about football, but I do know enough to watch and listen to what a player does, both on and off the field. Tim’s passion for playing quarterback, the extensive work he has put into training and learning, his ability to be successful as a quarterback is unquestionable. Everyone can get better at what they do, and I am sure Tim will tell you that himself. To be successful, you can’t have someone putting you in a corner, and pulling you out only long enough to be seen, and then put back in the corner. It takes time to develop. He took the Broncos to the playoffs, after they had been losing. How can anyone say he can’t be a quarterback? He has to be given the chance without the guys in the booth looking at the opponent to see if they can make more money with the other quarterback, like the Broncos did. I’m thankful that Payton Manning has recovered and doing so well, but even he was treated poorly by the Colts. The old saying, “What goes around comes around,” How sad this greedy world is. By the way, when you’re a Christian, you can’t leave it at church, because Jesus Christ lives in your heart. I hope Jacksonville will reconsider, and allow Tim to come home, and make this a team fit for the NFL.

    • Rusty S

      That “passion” doesn’t carry over into the field. He has a lousy arm. Period.

      All the praying in the world isn’t going to fix it, either and he would rather whine and act like a child than admit that just because he wants to be a QB doesn’t mean he will.

      • flnative52

        Rusty………HAVE YOU EVER HEARD TIM TEBOW WHINE?He’s always the most gracious.

  • llori

    yes tim would be an asset to any team.the jags should sign him as soon as they can.how can you lose with a servant of the lord?

    • Rusty S

      By having a servant of the Lord who has a lousy arm?

  • rudy bush

    there’s something special and feel this energy but i’m not ever giving up. i want Tim to show the world what faith is,i want him to be the quarter-back for jags.

    • dang

      nfl doesn’t sign players because of their faith….they sign them to produce and win……and that’s not happening with tebow…….this is football….a business…you want to revere tebow then give him a parish in your town!

    • Jamie

      He could be just as good a servant to The Lord at fullback. Tebow is big and he can run. He needs to convert to a different position, other than quarterback.

    • Paul

      um, faith is faith and football is football. Please don’t confuse the two as the entire Tebow nation appears to have.

    • Paul

      OK Rudy Bush – that one’s for the quote board… did you keep a straight face as you were typing that?

  • http://boylstons.blogspot.com William Boylston, III

    On this day, where evil has again occurred on American soil at a military base (Navy Yard) I would think ANY organization would start to think it is wonderful to have one in the faith that our laws are mostly based upon, in their employ. But really, Tim is so true in his faith, none of this, even smug writing or commenting bothers him. No doubt he loves football but more importantly, he loves THE LORD more than this life! Someone put above, he needs to leave Jesus at church. That is a direct defiance of the many things Christ said and taught. No, he and all followers of Jesus better not leave Him at church. He told us if we do not acknowledge Him publicly, He will not acknowledge us before His Father. Tim not only acknowledges Christ, he proclaims Him. GOOD! Just read 1st John 4:2 and you will understand it clearly, that Tim is of God and has The Holy Spirit within him. So Tim is in my prayers as are the families and friends of those who went to be with Our Lord (if He was their Lord) as I always will for the families and friends of those who died or were so hurt on 4-15-13 in my home town of Boston- on the street that bears my family name. Tim is a beacon of hope for a better future through FAITH that is between a soul and Almighty God, not ‘religion’ that is of man. God bless Tim Tebow, brave before his LORD and SAVIOR as were so many of those who came before us to establish our inalienable rights, including so many of my ancestors who helped found this city that just mistakenly let Tim Tebow leave it. Posted for Mary- I’ll be visiting you soon http://obg.aboutbrookline.com/oldstones/boylston_mary.html

    • Paul

      Seriously??? Don’t even go there on a football post (or any), there are many good people of many beliefs (and many others who are also good people and DON’T have faith), why would an nfl franchise even THINK about employing someone based on their faith? Should my employer have hired me based on my faith (or lack thereof)? And it’s pretty clear you mean the Christian faith, could you possibly be more narrow-minded? Do you really think our laws are mostly based on Christian faith? Read a book (and no, not that one). Do you really think that Denver ‘mistakenly’ let him go? And I’m not saying that as a man of faith he needs to ‘leave Jesus at church’, but the guy creates his own media circus, he does it knowingly. That does not help his cause in wanting to be an nfl QB, teams do not generally want that around their team.

      I think the intent of your post was well-meaning, but seriously open your mind…

  • fizzo

    tebow is terrible. he’s been let go, in one way or another, by 3 teams. he has no desire to work on his mechanics to improve his game. if he did, he would quit saying his future is in god’s hands. tebow doesn’t make anyone around him better, they make him as good as he is going to be.

    • jack

      Hey Fizzo, Did you miss Tim playing for Denver and taking them from 0&4 to the play offs? Did you bother to watch any of his outstanding performance with the Gators. Give me a break, the last two teams didn’t even let him off the bench so how can you even reference this. Wake up and small the coffee.

      • Rusty S

        I love how you Jesus Freaks get their panties all in a bunch and seem to think it is perfectly acceptable to be rude to other users who disagree with you, jack.

        • Matt

          Rusty. This is an ironic comment. Jack’s comment was hardly rude and his points were astute. Rude would be calling people Jesus Freaks because they support Tebow. The simple fact is that Tebow is a winner. It has nothing to do with Christianity. He’s not on the Jaguars because he attracts too much attention. If he was under the radar he would be on a team.

          And just to be clear, being rude would be calling you an idiot. Which I just did. :)

          • dang

            if he’s such a winner…then why doesn’t he have an nfl contract…..why doesn’t he become a minister….maybe that’s where he’ll be a winner!

          • cornstock

            The facts weren’t astute. Denver wasn’t 0-4 when Tebow took over. Also, he got plenty of playing time in the preseason for the Jets and Pats, but he looked so terrible that the Jets never gave him another shot, and the Patriots cut him outright.

        • wolfman

          Hey Rusty S get your head out of your rectal cavity and look at the stats. Tebow barily played at NY but when he did he moved the ball toward the goal line better than any of the other QB’s including their starting QB> Tebow took the Broncos from 1-4 losing season to the playoffs. Jax needs a leader and Tebow has proven he is just that. I don’t care if he’s a Christian, atheist or worships rock and trees. He isa leader and the Jaguars haven’t had one for too long.

      • cornstock

        The Patriots gave him plenty of playing time in the preseason, more than Brady got, and he looked terrible. I’ve always liked Tebow, and I pulled for him every game he played in Denver. However, his accuracy has gotten even worse since Denver traded him. He looked absolutely terrible this preseason. He throws were routinely 3 or 4 yards off target.

        • Skippy

          The Patriot offense is incredibly complex and difficult to learn. The pre season receivers were way off the mark on most plays. Tebow is a winner no matter what. You cannot disregard what he did in Denver. That ass hat in NY NEVER had any intention to play Tebow. Rex the dumbass Ryan was humilliated that Tebow beat his team when Tebow was QB in Denver. The Jets traded for Tebow banking on the fact that Manning’s career was over and ONLY to burry Tebow’s career. WAKE UP!!! TEBOW IS A WINNER!

      • dang

        hey jack….the reason he didn’t get off the bench and was released……..because he isn’t an nfl qb…….his passing accuracy….decision making….leadership is non existent…..teams don’t pay players to pray….unless they can produce..which he can’t…….!

      • Jamie

        Jack, if Tebow is so great, why can’t he catch on with a team? Why was he treated like an unwanted child by the Jets? Coaches want to win. The sad fact is that he is a verity athletic man who can’t throw. He’d be much better if her converted (not in the religious sense) to fullback. He may even be a Hall of Famer there, if he applied himself.

        • Buddy

          He’s too righteous for the playboy crowd.

      • Paul

        dude, those of us in Denver who sat here and watched every game, know exactly how we won those games. It was never Tebow, though he f’d around for enough of the game to ensure a last-minute ‘miracle’ finish. I like the guy and wish him the best in life, but his accuracy was the worst I’ve seen by an NFL QB, he took about 3-4 seconds to get from his first read to his second, he’s just not a good QB. He is only going to get worse as he relies less and less on his young legs. The only plus for him was his turnover ratio, other than that he was completely ineffective and couldn’t even keep the defense off the field (see if you can find his number of 3-and-outs… it was MANY). This stuff about him not getting a chance, that’s such BS. You think the Jets and Patriots didn’t give him a chance? Did you all spend time at training camp, practice, and did you happen to see his performance against 2nd string D’s in the pre-season? Sheesh you’re all nuts…

        • cornstock

          Paul, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ve always been a fan of Tebow, but the ridiculousness and outright lies that his supporters spew make me sick. People with no knowledge of football are going head over heels to defend him and claim he’s being discriminated against when he simply can’t throw the football. It’s as simple as that. No team wants to have to change their entire offense to a 1940’s style without a viable passing game simply to give Tebow a job.

        • Michael Loftus

          Paul, he was qb and Denver won..isn’t that the point? here are some stats for you and an interesting article about his skills…in a repost..read this article and then make your case..also as a starter in the nfl his winning % is better then several of the top 15 qbs in history..http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/statsdriven/2013/06/the_tim_tebow_show_rolled.html

          also this has stats for best qbs..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_wins_by_a_starting_quarterback_(NFL)

          • Paul

            I read the first article, I’m not at all impressed (or surprised). You can’t collect 1 season’s worth of games for a QB and call that a statistically representative sample. I could care less about the QB rating since I don’t even know the entire algorithm for that, but I’ll say that a 75 rating is pretty crappy and not something I would want on my team, or that I would be bragging about if I’m you… the thing about him being a backup, he plays with a completely different set of plays so he would have to be the right fit for the starter. I already addressed the wins stat, yes, the job of the QB is to win games. I give Tebow a tiny slice of the credit for the wins he got in Denver, the rest goes to the team around him that held the fort while he waited 3 quarters to score. Tebow had a GREAT team around him, the first 5 games under Orton were an abberation and a product of a new system. Not saying Orton was the answer, but I will say that he was a better QB than Tebow purely speaking (Not sure what kind of team motivator he was). So I’m not buying what you’re selling, and neither are the 32 head coaches of the NFL (or the all but 30 Jaguar fans who supposedly showed up for this joke of an event)

            Honestly, I would have loved to keep Tebow and have him learn to throw a ball under the tutealage of Peyton… but you can throw any stat at me that you want, I was front and center watching EVERY pro game he started, I know what I’m talking about.

    • Michael Loftus

      read this article and then make your case..also as a starter in the nfl his winning % is better then several of the top 15 qbs in history..http://www.boston.com/sports/blogs/statsdriven/2013/06/the_tim_tebow_show_rolled.html

      also this has stats for best qbs..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_wins_by_a_starting_quarterback_(NFL)

    • flnative52

      A team has to build around Tim’s abilities.Tim can make things happen.They just need a good group who wants to win.Look what he did in Denver.Then they lost to the Patriot’s.How much time did he have behind the helm with Kyle Orton’s offence.Give him a try.Sure makes you play better when people shut up and give you a honest chance and shut up about his faith.I wish the NFL had more Tim’s

      • cornstock

        Please give me one example where someone on an NFL team that has anything to do with personnel decisions has EVER said anything negative about his faith. I guarantee you if he were able to throw the football even average he would have a job.

    • Stuart Johnston

      I’ve heard all I need to hear about great mechanical skills. Tebow mowed over scores of quarterbacks with better mechanics. Take a real close look at the other quarterbacks. Several look awkward when throwing and Peyton Manning’s father has complained about his son’s throwing style for years. What a joke. Football is entertainment, folks. The Jags fans are not being entertained and I could add eight teams to that genre. It is almost un-American not to give the man a chance with a team built around him. His buddies who did much less in college have enjoyed that one; especially Peyton, who never beat a Tebow-led team. No, the general manager of the Jags is the problem. His utter arrogance will prevent him from signing him and really, because he has a bias against Southern players. Take a look at his recruiting experience: only the other conferences….never worked in the SEC. I sense a bit of jealousy here.

      • Peter Mason

        Un-American? People like you are what is wrong with this country.

      • Paul

        Stuart – Tim did NOT mow over opposing QBs. The defense did that, Tim got mowed over by opposing defenses, and managed about 10-17 pts a game to win a defensive battle. Do NOT confuse Tebow with the defense please. The arguments of Tim fans are utterly ridiculous, it’s sickening as a long-time football fan that people feel the need to mix football with faith, disgusting really…

    • Paul

      Amen to that… can’t believe all the Tebow lovers here, the guy is a terrible QB. I’m a huge Denver fan and truly had a great time watching the Tebow-mania.. but it was the rest of the team winning the game, not Tebow. You can’t have a guy go 3 QUARTERS without so much as a first down, then watch him take the team on a winning drive (against a prevent-like defense) and call HIM the reason that they won. Sorry, and it’s now quite clear that Denver was a great team in need of a better QB.

      By the way, two other teams have since let the man go. In New England, Bill doesn’t make a habit of letting solid, young talent get away from him. He was 3rd QB because that’s how he performed at training camp and at practice, that’s where you earn your spot. He didn’t… he may be a great man but he’s lousy as a QB.

    • Carrie

      Did you see the show they made about Tebow when he was new in Denver? They worked him 10 hour days to so that he would have the form they wanted him to have when passing. They even tied his other arm to the side of his body! BUT you say he has no desire to work on his mechanics – NOT TRUE!!

    • mark

      Can you expand on your statements? Terrible? Won a lot of games , over 50% win percentage as an NFL starter. Let go by three teams? Denver: Got Manning – didn’t want the media circus of the guy on the team. NYJ – again , didn’t want the media distraction. and it was an owners decision , not the teams Executive. Did he lay more than 5 plays at QB through the year? NE – Brady didn’t want to share th spotlight. and with the difficulty of the team this year , why look for a media distraction. No desire to work on Mechanics? What do you mean by that? to me it looks like teams are pushing him to other positions, how do you work on your mechanics that way?
      How about you form your own opinions, instead of repeating, in an adolescent manner, what they say in SI or ESPN??
      I would also say , the kid needs to play , if its in th NFL this year , great. If not , then play where ever you can, and let the God choose the path , not Tebow !!

  • Tom

    heck yeah, grab Tebow. If the Browns were smart, they’d grab him first!!!!!

  • charley

    Better than anything the jacs have now. Tebow is best.

  • Dave

    Why not?????? Its only fitting that the worst QB in NFL history stand guard over the play clip board for the worst NFL team in history.

    • pp daley

      Tebow has a 9-8 winning record the NFL. You can’t teach clutch.

      • PP my arse

        And what’s your record? (SNAP)

    • Peter Mason

      Now THAT is funny, and I’m a Jaguar fan.

    • Bears Fan

      worst QB of all? He has as many playoff wins as Romo

      • Jose

        Tim Tebow has more playoff wins than Peyton Manning does as a Broncho….

        • cornstock

          Tebow was there for two years and Peyton has only been their for one. Wait til after this season and evaluate that again. I doubt anyone on the planet actually believe that Tim Tebow is one tenth of the QB that Peyton Manning is.

  • http://yahoo Danny

    Tebow could not do any worse that the QB they have! Jacksonville is 0-2 to start the season.

    • Dan

      QB isn’t their problem with Henne in there.

      • james

        No the 11 points in two games seems to be the problem. But Chad Henne is not the fix. Lets start with the 2012 he had a grand total of 166 completions out 308 attempts for a 53.9 % rating, 11 TD’s and as many INT’s.

        Know 2013, 28 of 44 passing and of those 28, 25 catches come against a team that is as bad as they are, THE RAIDERS… Now explain were you think Chad Henne might not be the problem PLEASE…………..

  • http://www.garagedooroutfitters.com Outfitter

    Fill the seats. How could you ask for anything else. This world revolves around the all mighty DOLLAR.

  • http://yahoo mikec

    I fully believe Tebow would double the fans in that stadium. Why not? The Jags arent going anywhere. I know I and many others will
    find more interest this season with Tebow in the mix. Why, I might even splurge and get the NFL season ticket from direct.

    • pp daley

      capacity. last week’s attendance was about 70% I believe. Still, much to benefit by packing the remaining seats with fans and selling them souvenirs, hotdogs and beer.

      • david hinote

        hope they will gve the guy a chance. he is completely capable

    • Jake

      Miket p when you make statements please understand what you are talking about. As bad as the Jaguars have played in the last couple of years they still put fans in the seats then several other teams Including both of the teams in Florida. The other thing that really get me fired up is this report calling these people Jaguar fans. No they are Tebow fans.
      Now I have never been in favor of the Jaguars getting Tebow I am about at the point of saying “Why Not” what a story it could be.

      • logic

        In all fairness, how many of those fans are opposing team fans?

    • Ed Johnson

      I am in Alaska and up here we love Tim Tebow. I think it would be a great stroke of business for the Jags to pick him up.
      Ed in Alaska.

  • Jeff

    Tebow hasn’t really had an true opportunity. Jacksonville would be the perfect place to spend a season as a quarterback and show if he can play. He helped Denver. Was used as a promo tool with the Jets and New England used him just to look like nice guys.
    Give him a season in Jacksonville and let him prove his ability or inability. What do you have to lose.
    Eleven points in two games. Give him a chance!!

    • http://alexandershabo@yahoo.com alexander shabo

      I think Tebo the best for Jacksonville hope he will be considered for the job

    • Peter Mason

      He had a chance in Denver. He had a chance in New York. He had a chance in New England. He did not impress either of those teams, nor did his performance impress any of the other teams in the NFL. He has had as fair a chance as any other player in the league. It is more accurate to argue that he has had MORE chances than the average back up quarterback. He is not a good NFL quarterback. Your argument is dead wrong.

      • @Peter

        He won in Denver and went to the playoffs. The only reason why he was replaced was because of a future HOF’er in Manning.

        The Jets wouldn’t even let him on the field. They were afraid he might actually do something crazy —- like win.

        He was up against another HOF’er in Brady at New England.

        He has won everywhere he has gone by the way. He may not win pretty. But he does win. I am not even a big Tebow fan either, but I think people are just not realistic about what he has done. It is not as if he was a loser. The last time he started a complete season he went to the playoffs.

        • Jesus

          Delusion. Did you ever actually read the bible? Did you ever actually see tebow throw a pass? That jump pass at florida was so amazing….it was right on the money. The only right thing to do is to nail this guy to a cross and see what people say in a couple thousand years. By then he might actually be able to hit the broad side of a short bus.

          • Chris Godfrey

            Hey Jesus/Pedro you just need to concentrate on getting your immigration papers filled out. Because I know your sarcastic blasphemous comments are not from the real “Jesus”.

      • TomC

        Look here’s another perspective. I am a first round QB draft choice next year. Jags go first and pick me. Why would I want to go to an 0-16 team? Alright they might win a couple games. Remember Eli Manning. He told a team he wasn’t interested. Excitement breeds victory. Tebow brings excitement. Jags offer none now. I know it’s been said but he took a 1-4 Denver team to the playoffs and 1 playoff victory. What the hell is wrong with some people.

        • Diana Freel

          Tom, I love you. Thanks for cheering me up. <3

        • saffy

          What’s wrong with some people is Elway, two faced person. I think Jacksonville should pick Tebow to help them get some where in the NFL. The only thing I would suggest for Tebow to do is leave tebowing out.

      • Buddy

        He led Denver from a losing record to a playoff spot and beat the Steelers in the first round. Then he was traded because he had a bad game afterwards. Do you think Eli Manning did any worse this past weekend for the NY Giants this weekend against the Broncos? Anyone has a bad game or games during the season, but you learn from mistakes and get better. Tebow has received the scrutiny because of his faith, mark it down. This country hates holy living and righteousness, and combined with success on the football field makes many mad. They prefer the playboy types over the preacher type.

        • cornstock

          Claiming that Tebow is being discriminated against because of his religion is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. He’s already gotten 3 chances. No other player with so much inaccuracy and inability to read a defense would ever be given more than one chance.

      • Ed Rodriguez

        If you call that a chance you must never have played any sports. A real chance is what they give all these lame QB’s that are now playing for NFL teams and can’t seem to be able to win or even come close to scoring any points. If you watch the NFL most of these QB’s are unskilled and over paid and will never be in the playoffs. Tebow took a lame team like the Broncos and made it to the Playoffs with pressure from John Fox and Elway. That take good concentration to go out and play and win when your coaches are hoping and prying you will lose.

      • http://Yahoo Yarry

        Tebow has a big problem; he does not have a good repertoire to qualify to be a football player. He has not assaulted anyone, has not killed anyone, not been vulgar to anyone, thus he does not qualify to the likes of ASSAULT AND BATTERY GAME! Yarry

      • james

        What chance are you talking about in NY, please explain? From what I watched and read and me being a Jets hating fan, I still so no chance for Tebow in NY.

    • Les

      I think tebow deserves this chance. The QB’s they got right now are not doing any better. Let’s give him a chance and get The Jaguars fans what they are asking for. 90% of the stadium be full. Won’t know what the outcome will be until you try it.Let’s bring him home where he might be able to play better.

    • http://webpronews Lena

      I agree! I think he just hasn’t been given a chance. He is young and very hungry to learn and work hard for his team. I don’t see that Jacksonville has any thing to loose. I feel they look very stupid for not picking him up! So far they haven’t done a very good job in picking new players in the last few years!

    • http://Yahoo Yarry

      Tebow has a big problem; he does not have a good repertoire to qualify to be a football player. He has not assaulted anyone, has not killed anyone, not been vulgar to anyone, thus he does not qualify to the likes of ASSAULT AND BATTERY GAME! Yarry

  • wayne

    Given the fact that nothing but divine intervention could repair the dismal Jags,it makes abundant sense to hire an intermediary……too bad that one with a modicum of talent can’t be found!

  • Weskey McMillan

    I have been a Dolphins fan since 1968 but if the Jag was to bring Tim Tebow to Jacksonville I would become a Jags fan, Im not one of those regilous nuts. But I believe that most teams haven’t Tim a fair shake. But either way Tim is a better Quaterback than what the Jags have had since Burnell, and he would fill the seats and we wouldn’t need the city to help pay for all this useless up grade to the staduim.

    • russ reimer

      Not a religious nut? Well I am, Brother…full blown Jesus Freak, and love the Lord more than breathing…so I gotta point out. They make Tebow take scripture verse John 3:16 out of his eyeblack before the Denver/Steelers playoff game Tebow/Denver WON against the number one Steelers defense. So? No John 3:16? Tebow throws for 316 yards, 10 completions, 31.6 yards per completion (STILL the NFL playoff completion average RECORD) RUSHES for 3.16 yards per attempt in the game, the Nielson ratings hit exactly 31.6 share at the high and the time of possession was exactly 31.06 minutes. Coincidence? Nope…but maybe you have to be a “religious nut” to see what is right in front of your face. God USES Tebow and he uses him AMAZINGLY. They said that Google had 90 MILLION HITS on John 3:16 and another 90 million after the 3 1 6 stats “coincidences” in the Steelers game. Go to U-toob and punch in Tebow Impact Church” to see him interviewed about this game.

      • cornstock

        Tebow averaged 5 yards per carry in that game, and the Neilsen rating was 25.9 for the game, and it has since been shown that the 31.6 share for the fourth quarter was actually just a twitter rumor. It’s best to research things for yourself as opposed to just repeating what you’ve heard. It was pretty cool that he threw for 316 yards though. The 31.6 yards per completion is just a statistical manipulation of the same number. The time of possession was interesting too.

      • cornstock

        My question is if the number that had shown up was something else like 413, would people have drawn the same conclusions about Phillipians 4:13, which Tebow has also previously worn on his eye black.

  • Anne Starr

    Jacksonville need Tebow more than Tebow needs Jacksonville. Too bad the Jags are owned by a Christian hater who is determined not to do what is best for the team. I hope Tebow ends up somewhere where he’s appreciated….he doesn’t need to help the Jags out of the cellar.

    • SimpletonFighter

      So you think that every other player, coach, waterboy, etc. on the Jags is not Christian because the owner hates Christians? Can you BE any stupider?

      Look, you morons. Knock it off with the “everyone is against Tebow because he’s Christian” martyrdom bullcrap! 90% of everyone in football is Christian! Do you think the sport is filled with Jews and Hindus and Muslims, so your precious little Timmy gets persecuted for being the only one there? My god, you people are so stupid it’s beyond belief.

  • Larry Weatherford

    Sign Tebow, give the man a chance. I WILL BECOME A Jags fan and since Pensacola is close to Jacksonville I will even come to some games….

  • LG WARE

    Tebow has not had a fair chance, the Jets saw to that. So WHY Not give him a chance

  • JOE

    No Mr. T is not the answer to this teams problems. Gabbert has had the most unstable start as a QB of any new QB in the NFL. He has had 4 coaches in 3 years with 4 different game plans. Just relax and let Gabbert get his feet on the ground with the new staff he is working with now. I bet he does fine by the 2nd half of the schedule. Mr. T is a great person with good character, but he is not an NFL QB. If he was he would have been picked up by now.

    • cornstock

      I’ve actually never considered how much instability Gabbert has had. It could be a valid point though. Look at Alex Smith. He was a total bust until he finally got to play in a consistent system and now he’s a pretty good QB.

  • Aaron Strong

    YEAHHH.. Best news I heard all day…Please bring Tebow back…Give him a chance to get some rust off and he will deliver.

  • Larry Weatherford

    Sign Tebow and I will become a Jags fan. I live in Pensacola which is close enough to even go to some games…

  • somcock

    , Homo Romo had 3 sacks and 3 interceptions Sunday in his loss against Kansas City who Tebo won against. The only difference between Homo and Tebo is Tebo took the further in one year than Homo has taken the Cowboys in 8 and just as far as Peyton Manning did last year. Surprised.

    • cornstock

      Cowboys went to the 2nd round of the playoffs against the Giants in 2007 just like the Tebow led Broncos did in 2011.

  • http://att.net Ann Szczepanski

    Tim Tebow is a man of faith and talent. Given a chance he will succeed. Jacksonville would be a perfect match for him and I think all the fans would be motivated and excited (both which help a team gain confidence and strength). IT IS A PERFECT MATCH!!!

  • john

    too bad the Jags owner is not an American it to me this is a no brainer unless,you just want to run them in the ground and move them to another city or you just bought them to have as a status symbol and still really don’t care what happens to them.

  • TGSFSU

    If you think football is anything other than a business, you’re mistaken. Tebow would bring big bucks to J-Ville. They might have more than a couple of hundred people at a game and better TV coverage as well. All about the $.

  • Brian

    Is not NFL Sun. entertainment? Is it about winning/losing? Do we care whether a team win/loses as long as we are entertained by a player who we admire? Fans bring in the $$, why wouldn’t a team play/sign someone who would bring in the fans?

  • Mike Caistor

    What Tebow has no statistic can measure: heart.

    He should have went to Jax from Denver where he could have played from the heart instead of trying to go for the big bucks in NY.
    The lesson he should have learned is that you go for the worldly $ you get the worldly jerks that follow it. And I’m no Jesus freak. What does NY have to show for the non sense they put on?

    The Pats were just wasting their own time if they weren’t serious about him (even after a good pre-season game performance).

    Jax has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Even if he fails they will sell more tickets to the show that season. If he succeeds
    they get winning talent now that they can’t afford or support for a long time to come.

    Tebow is the underdog’s hero. I think that he will do well in Jax because he has fans to pump him up to defy the odds.

    • cornstock

      Rudy also had heart. He only played one play outside of special teams in his entire career. Maybe the Jags should sign Rudy to play QB.

    • cornstock

      On a serious note, Tim Tebow didn’t go to New York because he wanted to make money. Tebow was traded to them by the Broncos. He didn’t have any choice where he was going to play. After the Jets cut him, he went to New England because no other NFL team had any interest in him. He had no option to go to Jacksonville because they came right out and said they had no interest in signing him.

      The Patriots wouldn’t have signed him if they weren’t serious. Out of 115 players that threw passes in the NFL this preseason, Tebow’s performance ranked 112th. Only 3 players performed worse than him passing. He had statistically the worst performance of any QB in the entire preseason in his 2nd preseason game. He only completed 4 passes in his first preseason game. In his final game he looked horrible the entire time except for one good pass for a TD and another horribly inaccurate short throw where his receiver made a tremendous play and ran in for a touchdown.

      He literally couldn’t have played much worse in the preseason. That’s why the Patriots cut him.

  • RD

    If the people want Tebow then get him. The fans will not go to the games. What do you have to lose? Oh yeah Wins, if they win games they will miss out on the Bridgewater or Johnny Football sweepstakes.

  • Robert

    I think the Pats wanted to give him a realistic chance. He just had to prove that he was worth carrying 3 QBs. Ryan Mallett’s style is very similar to Brady’s. If Tebow wasn’t so hung up on just being a QB and was willing to try other positions, I believe the Pats would have carried him. Then he could have been groomed to learn the QB position by Josh on the side. I think the Pats were sincere in their desire to carry him, but they have never carried 3 QBs before. He had the best chance to change that history

  • http://www.kashkids.com Twyla

    Had I known about today I would have been there…so would many others. This wasn’t widespread knowledge. The anti Tebow petition are just haters. I don’t care what people say…I think some of our high school teams can out play Jags right now.

    • Peter Mason

      High school teams? Your comment renders your opinion invalid.

  • Chuck Lanier

    I am no “Jesus freak” by any means, have little use for religion in general. I am a life long Gator and sports fanatic in general. Having watched and played sport all my life, I only have one question for all the people who talk about Tebow’s shortcomings, what is the one thing he has done at every level… WIN, and in the words of Al Davis, “Just win, baby!” To quote another fairly famous coach (Lombardi)”If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?”…Give the guy a chance, if he fails miserably it will close the argument for good, if he does what he has done historically, he might surprise some people who seem only worried about mechanics. Remember, a lot of those guys playing Sundays saw Tebow in a Gator uniform, and that was a pretty good run…

  • http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=21690382&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile Patrick P. Stafford

    The writer of this piece obviously has something personal against Tibow. His good looks? His humility? His being an underdog and always overcoming adversity? His being a Christian? Or maybe Brian Powell is jealous of anyone who is a better man than he. For how can he say that Tibow can’t perform. Nothing is further from the truth. Tibow was the only one able to win games for Denver and take them to the playoffs. He would have done the same for the Jets had they played him and the whole apparatus of that team wasn’t a mess. For Tibow performed excellently in his last game with the Patriots and threw two TD’s. How many have you ever thrown, Brian Powell? To quote a great line from a great movie, “Tell you mother how to suck eggs!” You’re benighted when it comes to football and true talent. If anything, Tibow isn’t getting a position on a team cause you keep maligning him.

    • cornstock

      Tebow didn’t perform excellently in his last game. In the previous game, he had the worst stats of any QB on any team this entire preseason. In the final game, he played an entire half, and made only 2 decent throws. One of his TD’s was on a terrible pass where the receiver made a great play and bailed him out.

      • russ reimer

        Yer talking PRACTICE games there, Buckeroo. Tebow is about CLUTCH, CHAMPIONSHIP winning and 4th quarter winning. Guess what…Patriots 4 practice games…they won all but one…the one Tebow sat out. And in the last game, Tebow got two TD’s, same number as Peyton Manning got in 4 games he played in. You really need to do yerself a favor and do a Tebow Wikipedia look up. The boy holds more records for clutch play winning than anyone you can shake a stick at. Some QBs ALWAYS choke in the big games….Tebow ALWAYS comes through and 90% of the time, WINS! His rushing record at QB in college still stands over Emmitt Smith’s AND Herschel Walker’s! ALL HE DOES IS WIN!

        • cornstock

          College is completely different than NFL. Tebow was possibly the greatest college player of all-time. I’m completely familiar with his two national championships (one while he was the backup QB BTW), his 2007 Heisman season where he became the first sophomore to ever win the award, and his amazing college stats.

          His NFL stats on the other hand were dead last in the league in his second year in Denver. He had the worst completion percentage of the last 25 years of a full-time starting quarterback.

          You say he wins 90 percent of the time. His record as a starter in the NFL is 9-8, and he has regressed significantly since that season in Denver. For those keeping score, that’s just over 50 percent, nowhere near 90.

          He did win one championship as a starting QB at Florida, but once again, we’re talking about the NFL. He hasn’t won a championship in the NFL, and he never will. It would a complete shock if he were to ever start another game.

          As far as winning in the preseason, teams aren’t even trying to win those games. It’s about evaluating players based on their performances. Peyton Manning only had a couple TD’s because he played in less than 20 minutes combined in all four games. Also, Peyton didn’t play in all four games. He looked like an elite quarterback in his playing time. Tebow looked like a wildcat running back making throws.

  • Bonzo

    What a stupid article… Like our 2 other QBs showed anything… With Tebow at least we would have some excitement… Now we have nothing!!!!

  • cyndi

    Well as far as the rally goes, I don’t think it was very well organized. I didn’t even hear about it until after it was over, and it had to compete with the horrible news of the Navy Shipyard today. If you want a feel for how many want Tebow just go online or on Facebook. There’s a ton. I agree with the “Why Not” movement. Tebow is a proven winner, so what do we have to lose? The Jags are bad and boring. Gabbert and Henne are not good (being nice). Henne had 3 years at Miami and he and Gabbert continue to get worse with time, instead of better. After 3 seasons why do we want to stick with Gabbert? Tebow will add excitement and attention to the Jags so “why not”. If Tebow does good then maybe the Jags could pull out some wins this year. If Tebow does bad we need to draft a good QB next year anyway. So all you people against Tebow “what are you afraid of???”

  • Johnnie

    I don’t see why you people cannot understand that Jacksonville Jaguars is no Name Nothing team. A great way to start the season, 2 Points against a team that was as bad as the Jags last year and only 9 Point this week against another loosing team. This does not show much for the new coach’s preparing the Jags as winning team for this year. People face up to reality, if the Jags do not start winning or at least provide the fans with decent games, at home and away, you will not be able to stand much more loosing and will have to give up watching them so you don’t have a nervous breakdown. As of now you down have a much of a team, but if you hire Tebow, you may stand a chance of having a better team and post some W’s (i.e. WIN’S). Jacksonville has a team in place now, but if the loosing continues and the support lessens, the team will probably disappear to another location, and not in Florida. So Jacksonville, wise up and hire TEBOW, you cannot loose something you have already lost. Tebow maybe able to bring winning, pride and support to the Jags.

  • john Three Sixteen

    All I have to say is that if I was a in the Media, I would say nothing but positve things about Tim Tebow. God takes care of his children. I also would be the first to have a sit-down documentary interview of how many times Tim has been denied. Mark my words he IS and WILL “make a come-back”. Just faith of a Mustard seed will move mountains.

    *The NFL shouldn’t allow the owner to try to move (to Las Angles) until he attempts to get ticket sales up in Good Faith……… Tebow = Good Faith…..

  • leroy

    The writer says “Tebow simply cannot perform”. The only year that he got a chance to perform, with the Broncos, he did pretty good, getting to and winning a playoff game. That’s more than most quarterbacks accomplish in a given year.

  • jackson

    It drives me crazy when reporters talk about Tebow not having the skillset to play in the NFL. Cam Newton still losing in Carolina.
    Geno Smith looks terrible. Ely Manning, tons of interceptions. Numerous quarterbacks are continuing to lose every week and they’re still starting. When Tebow has one bad set they bench him. Since leaving Denver he has not been given a chance. Rex Ryan is obviously a clown. How bad are the Jets. Can’t blame that on Tebow. The guy needs one legitimate opportunity to prove once again he’s a winner.

  • John

    Let’s be real. The ONE team he played for the majority of a season was denver. They were not even considered to make the playoffs before he took over the team. He takes the team over gets them to the playoffs, and even wins a playoff game. I don’t see his “inability” to perform anywhere. I understand preseason stats and his completion percentage is very low. But he is a proven winner, and I think even the WORST team in the NFL can take a chance on him. Honestly, it won’t cost them very much and they will not even come close to making the playoff this year. Why not do it?

  • GENE

    Memo to Jacs management team.

    Your job is to bring in fans to make $$$ for your owners.
    You do this by whatever it takes to keep your job.

    Denver, NYJ, and Patriots all took TT in then dropped him.
    But you guys are nowhere even close to these teams in success,so why follow them and not do your own thing?

    Sounds to me that you have nothing to lose by taking a chance on TT unless you think that the 2 QB’s you have now will save your job.

    Good Luck! Gene

    • GENE

      To my fellow Americans: Had absolutely no idea this franchise was owned by Muslims. I’m sorry for the post.

  • Peter Mason

    Your headline is misleading and ignorant. Rally? What rally? Some friends got together, made some signs, and strutted around a parking lot. More proof that JAX fans do NOT want Timmy.

  • Zel

    Let Tim Tebow come to Tampa. We need him more than Jacksonville.

    • russ reimer

      If the LORD is involved with it, and I think he is…Tebow will PROBABLY be playing in his home state of FLorida so he can be close to all his family, friends, coaches and all the contacts he has there. He has a HUGE fan base everywhere, but the rabid fans are in Florida for sure. I’m in Colorado, just under Pike’s Peak but you can count me as a rabid fan of ANY team Tebow plays for! (Course, I kinda like our Denver Bronco’s even with Timmy gone and Peyton Manning having to “fill in”….Ha!

  • Allan

    lol be honest, that is pretty much the crowd who shows up to a Jaguars game.. Might as well sign the man if that’s what it takes to fill those 30 seats up!

    • russ reimer

      HA!!! Funny ….VERY funny! Yep…you can’t fill seats or sell TV time with a losing, BADLY losing team. You need a proven winner and leader and Tebow is that times 1000. I’m AMAZED Jacksonville hasn’t signed him yet. SORRY outlook, no talent, no sales appeal in the market, local TV stations APOLOGIZING for having to contractually televise the “games,” and NO prospects except a 2/14 season at best most likely. NO ONE WANTS TO WATCH JACKSONVILLE at present, and unless the owner is simply interested in a HUGE tax write off for his car parts business, then he has lost his MIND by not hiring Tebow to turn that mess he has purchased around IMMEDI!ATELY

  • Reality

    There is nothing to lose if you are Jacksonville. Absolutely nothing.

    Tebow has won where ever he went and was given a legitimate opportunity. It won’t be pretty, but he will win. I think people are forgetting the last time he was actually an every day starter he went to the playoffs and won. Also, I am sorry but anyone would have been replaced by Manning and no one was going to unseat Brady. Rex Ryan just isn’t a good coach.

  • Red Sox Rule

    Tebow is the best

  • Red Sox Rule

    The owner of the Jaqs will never let Tebow come to his team, why? Tebow, a Christian, gets all the publicity. The Jags owner is a Muslim and he will not allow his team to have a player who promotes Christianity.

    • russ reimer

      A Jewish businessman was asked how in the world he could hang Christian Christmas stuff up for sale in his store…his response, “What has religion got to do with it?” The Pakistani owner of the Jaguars has an admirable underdog story himself but he has a terrible losing team and business investment in the Jaguars. MUCH of what goes on in the NFL is absolutely contrary to Muslim convictions, and any owner so involved is promoting very anti-Muslim values in doing so, so I doubt very seriously that Tebow’s Christian stand is any different than the MANY other Christian players the owner has already employed..besides, there is a US LAW against any form of discrimination based on religious conviction.

      • Red Sox Rule

        Russ, no other Jag players have the following nor platform that Tebow does. He will never play for the Jags as long as the owner/s is/are Muslim, especially one from a middle eastern country.

    • http://huh steve

      You know, I thought your comments were crazy, but I looked it up and the Jags owner is Muslim. Now it makes sense why they don’t even consider Tebow. His Christian views just wouldn’t fit in. So, it’s not about winning, rather it’s about religion.

  • Jeff

    One stat matters in football. Win. Tebow has won everywhere he has went including Denver. The Jags can get 1/5th of their stadium filled for a game. With the number of mediocre QBs out there that haven’t won anything, it is amazing to see this guy sitting.

    • cornstock

      He is 9-8 as a starter, which certainly isn’t terrible, but with the talent on the Denver Broncos roster, any decent QB could achieve a .500 record.

    • cornstock

      What would be much more amazing than seeing this guy sitting would be to see him signed by any team as anything more than a 3rd string quarterback.

    • cornstock

      The Jaguars have never had less than 50 percent attendance in any game. They are typically between 75-85 percent capacity.

  • russ reimer

    Tebow is NO “Cheap Gimmick” but is a playoff winning NFL phenom (His record of highest yards per completion in the playoffs as the Denver QB against Steelers #1 defense still stands…31.6 yards per completion on 316 passing yards total…and the morons say the boy can’t throw??!!) What you get with Tebow IF you bench your LOSING QB and START this proven winner, is an IMMEDIATE jump in your ratings, and NO MORE APOLOGIES BY LOCAL TV STATIONS FOR HAVING TO CARRY THE JAGUARS GAMES!) You get ticket sales that skyrocket to fill the seats and you get a HUGE boost in the advertising revenue you generate in less than 30 days. Only an IDIOT would not recognize the marketing/cash generating machine of having Tim Tebow as starting QB, and Jacksonville is one of the FEW teams that can take the “chance” on Tim and have absolutely NO DOWNSIDE TO HIRING HIM THIS MOMENT. More than that…as Skip Bayless points out over and over, ALL HE DOES IS WIN, and Jacksonville no longer has any MEMORY of what that feels like! I add my support to Tim and those who are ACTIVELY promoting his hiring by the underdog owner of the Jaguars, the first ethnic minority owner of Pakistani origin, who should KNOW a Rocky Balboa story just waiting to explode in HIS favor if he will just give Tim Tebow the shot HE got in his car bumper business. C’mon, management…have the GUTS to do the right thing like Mel Gibson did funding “The Passion Of The Christ” with his own 35 million when every studio turned HIM down! Mel pocketed the 650 million dollars from world wide distribution HIMSELF because no one else had the VISION to recognize a gold mine staring them right in the face!

    • cornstock

      Yards per completion is a stat that is used to see how well receivers are able to gain yards after a catch. The stat that matters is yards per attempt which has always been among the worst in the league while Tebow was playing.

      If Jacksonville wants to make a mockery of their team and effort to win simply to sell tickets, then Tebow would be a great addition as a starting quarterback. He would be a great addition as a 3rd string QB in any case.

      As far as Skip Bayless goes, he is known to spew nonsense simply for ratings. But even Bayless has finally begun to admit that Tebow may not be a viable option at QB for an NFL team.

    • cornstock

      I don’t know a single person who has watched Tim Tebow in the past two preseasons that claims he can throw. He had the worst completion percentage of any starting quarterback that wasn’t eventually benched in the last 25 years while in Denver. His stats in the preseason with the Patriots were far worse than that. In fact, he had the worst completion percentage of any QB in any game this entire preseason in the Patriots third game.

  • http://yahoo dlr57

    Tebow’s attitude would be a plus for any team.Whether you like his playing skills or not, he is a victim of religious discrimination.

    • cornstock

      Please show me one example where Tebow was ever a victim of discrimination in the NFL. Tebow isn’t getting opportunities because he is the by far the least accurate quarterback in the league, he cannot read NFL defenses, and his throwing motion is elongated and takes too long. As far as him getting an opportunity as a third string quarterback, no coach wants the media circus that comes along with him and to have to answer questions about a 3rd string QB who will never see the field.

  • Bill Thrasher

    Hire him! It can’t hurt but can help. The Jags would instantly become the Favorite NFL team of many people, including me.

  • Tom

    Definitely. People forget that Tebow has never gotten to play for a coach that knows how to develop QBs. The guy is a winner. Definitely heads and shoulders above Alex Smith, the current QB. The guy won in the SEC! That’s as close as the NCAA gets to the NFL. Given some time to play in a system, Tebow can be a great QB. Plus, it would help the Jags sell tickets and merchandise, now.

    • cornstock

      What are you talking about? Alex Smith plays in Kansas City after spending the previous several years in San Francisco. He’s been top 5 in the league in QB rating and record over the last 3 years. Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are the QB’s in Jacksonville. Both are much better than Tebow if a team wants an offense with the ability to throw the football.

      If Jacksonville simply wants to sell tickets, then they should sign Tebow. But don’t expect him to win more than 1 or 2 games this year. This isn’t Denver where he played on a team with an elite defense and a great offensive line.

      • dale

        if they were so great why were they 1 and 4 and heading nowhere? gabbert and henne could’t hold Tebow’s jock strap. you should look at the only stat that counts W’s and L’s.

  • Joshua

    Just let Tebow play! He has been a good sport, a tremendous athelete, role model, good work ethic, and even if you dont think he can play with the best of um he still has more to offer than what the Jags currently have. Let Tebow play!

  • Joka

    Jacksonville would be an excellent fit for Tebow despite critiques views that Tebow is a no good QB.He may have the chance to show if he has what it takes to stay in the league one last time. I don’t think he has been giving the opportunity to really showcase his talent as a starter QB. What I don’t understand is how people who are against Tebow as a QB athlete can constantly mention how horrible of a QB he is. The reasoning for some of these views seem ridicules and a bit of an exaggeration.So what are the real facts?After one season playing as a QB for Denver Tebow brought his team to the playoffs wobbly ball and all. Entering the Playoffs is something the Denver Bronco franchise and fans hadn’t experienced in years.Yet, Tebow was dumped with no teams extremely interested. Now look at the League how some QB’s don’t make it through the playoffs often or don’t even make it at all, are inconsistent in playing in seasons QB’s such as Sanchez(Jets), Romo(Cowboys), just to name a few.Yet,after delivering on the field at least to a playoff spotlight for some reason Tebow is targeted as a terrible player.Most QB’s are replaced because they can’t deliver on the field. Yet for Tebow maybe all it takes is looking like your praying on the sidelines dubbed “Tebowing.” So it seems in the NFL you can lead your team to the playoffs and yet still get booted and have no team want you? Doesn’t make complete sense to me at all.

    • cornstock

      For those of you that think the fact that Tim Tebow won a playoff game in Denver mean he deserves to be a starting quarterback in the NFL despite his inaccuracy and inability to read an NFL defense, I say this; Mark Sanchez won many more playoff games than Tim Tebow and he took his team to the playoff multiple times. He won four playoff games and led his team to back to back AFC Championship games. No one is claiming that the fact that Sanchez won those playoff games automatically entitles him to a starting job in the NFL.

    • cornstock

      Mark Sanchez has won four times as many playoff games as Tim Tebow. He led the Jets to the AFC Championsip game in back to back years after they had missed the playoffs for several years. Using the logic that Tebow’s playoff win means he deserves to be an NFL starter, then Mark Sanchez is much more deserving because of his four playoff victories.

      Obviously Mark Sanchez isn’t a good option as a starting NFL quarterback. Everyone can see that. Why can’t people look at Tebow objectively as well?

  • Robert

    There is one reason the Jag’s won’t sign Tebow and that is “Teddy Bridgewater.” Why risk watching Tebow finish the season 8-6 or 9-5 and lose out on the number 1 pick. The Jag’s want to go 0-16 so they can get the number one pick in the 2014 NFL draft. I would love to see Tebow start in the NFL again, but the bad teams in the NFL want to be bad so they can get a higher draft pick and by signing Tebow they would be risking that.

    • http://huh steve

      That’s exactly what i was thinking. They want to draft a QB #1 next year. They don’t want Tebow to ruin that.

  • Chuck Wagner

    Gene Simmons has a lot of class and is a very smart man. He is dead on right about Christianity being persecuted in the media unlike other faiths, where to do so would be reason to fire someone, given today’s “climate”.

    Gene also knows when something, or someone, is bankable, as evidenced by his major long term success in the music industry.

    I am not a football fan but I feel for Tim Tebow, who has done nothing wrong whatsoever, unlike, as Gene said, people who torture animals, yet who gets canonized these days and who gets the shaft?

  • Nine

    OKay, if only 20 people showed up, then this shouldn’t even have been an article.

  • dale

    its obvious the arthur of this article doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground. Tebow has won every place he was ever given an opportunity to play. Denver was 1 and 4 when he took over and they preceded to win their division and beat the #1 rated defense {Pittsburg)in the playoffs before losing to New England. The Jets were a joke and only used him as a side show and gave him no chance to play. No he isn’t the typical NFL qb but when you make a statement he can’t perform and can’t win the record says otherwise. So stick to writing stories nobody cares about and leave sports alone so you don’t look like a dumbass.

  • cornstock

    For all of you guys that thing Tim Tebow is a good NFL quarterback, please go to youtube and just take a look at some of the videos of how ridiculously bad most of his throw are. He routinely misses wide open receivers. People talk about all he does is win. He has a 9-8 record as a starter in the NFL, which isn’t bad, but it’s not good either. The ONLY reason he was ever able to win any games was because he was on a team with a great defense and a great offensive line and he has an incredible ability to run the football.

    No coach wants to completely change their offense back to 1940’s style with virtually no passing game in order to adjust to Tim Tebow. John Fox revamped his entire offense in order for Tebow to go 9-8 as a starter. With Manning and his old offense, Denver has gone 15-4.

  • Scott

    Tim Tebow has won games in the NFL, which is some thing your current QBs can’t do. With Tebow on the team maybe my wife will root for Jacksonville instead of Tampa.

  • The Chairman

    Sign Tebow. Jacksonville or the Raiders could use him. He can play. He is a good business move at the least. Use him to fill the seats. He will prove he can play. God will open a door for him soon.

  • The Chairman

    Let him play

  • Paul

    Any number of these lowly losing teams with bad QB’s could use Tebow to create some kind of spark. The Browns & Jaquars come to mind first. But there is great resistance of any NFL team because of the publicity and circus like media following he gets. They just want to steer away from it completely! Honestly if I was Tebow I would go play in another league for a few years and hope to gain a better reputation.

  • Patty Henry

    OF COURSE I’d love to see the Jacksonville team Sign TIM TEBOW. Wanna know what position he plays? GW (GAME WINNER) … It’s one of those things that can’t be described. This young man WINS games. Right now the NFL is about as exciting as watching PAINT DRY…even the “MANNING BOWL” was a horrible yawn..but when TEBOW takes the field..it’s pure excitement. I could coach a team to win with someone like TEBOW..The Defense would NEVER know what was coming…what is wrong with the Owners of the JAGS? What they have now is NOT working. It is really about RELIGION? I hate to think that… I think it’s more about being UNCONVENTIONAL… and that is what a WINNER is… UNCONVENTIONAL.

    • Red Sox Rule

      Patty you hit the nail on the head with “religion”. Tebow is a Christian and Jags owner is a muslim. Christians are always persecuted and subjugated in countries where muslims are in the majority. Face it the Jags owner, being a muslim, will not allow Tebow to play for him.

  • Brett

    I think they should definetly give him a chance, took Denver to the playoffs. I think everyone forgets about that…………..

  • TK

    Honestly I like the Jags and feel bad for the likes of Justin Blackmon and MJD.

    People can keep saying Tebow is not a QB but bear in mind Blaine Gabbert is more than worthless and this was proven last year when Henne came in mid game and scored thirty some points. Chad Henne may be a better QB than Tebow but he is a backup and honestly I would be more concerned about losing the team to another city if they dont do something.

  • http://timtebowbyweek6.com Wade Taylor

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  • maxwell

    Tebow is a succussful QB if he runs the read option. Who do you think really started all these other teams on it anyway. The only thing that changed in Denver was the QB and the plays they called. He brought denver from the worst team over a 3 year span to a playoff team. Remember, all they changed was the man leading them. If he was brought into Jacksonville and allowed to play the QB position the way he has over most of his life he would be succussful. His ability to run the ball and the defenses fear of this is what makes him a succussful QB. Just like in the playoff game against Pittsburgh. If you focus on trying to stop him from running he can beat you with his arm.

  • yvonne

    Give Tebow a chance, just let him play like Denver did, not like the Jets, bad head coach, Patriots would throw him in every now and then never had time to get momentum going. He would definitely help sales of Jags tickets and sport items. I’m a jag fan and I bought a patriot Tebow tshirt. Just let the man play, what have you got to lose…$$$$

  • http://myyahoo.com jorge buesa

    CameOn Man Tebow you can’t play in the NFL ? You wasn’t born to play football in the NFL ! He should go to Canada and play football if he really want to play football ? Not in the NFL, three NFL teams had giving him change,to play in the NFL and he didn’t make it? So Tebow stop wishing that you can play in the NFL ? You can’t play in the NFL at all. Or Maybe you should find a daytime job !!!!

    • http://huh steve

      And you, Jorge, should find an English class.

  • http://huh steve

    What does Jacksonville stand to lose? They’re already sure to have a losing season. Look how terrible their offense is: 11 points in 2 games! Tebow’s 2011 full season numbers are similar to Chad Henne’s full season numbers last year. They had the same QB rating but Tebow had much better rushing numbers. Also, including rushing totals, Tebow’s TD/Int ratio was 18/6 whereas Henne’s was 12/11. Tebow actually turned over the ball LESS than Henne. This is a no-brainer.

    • http://Yahoo Yarry

      Tebow, Tebow, Tebow has a big problem; he does not have a good repertoire to qualify to be a football player. He has not assaulted anyone, has not killed anyone, not been vulgar to anyone, thus he does not qualify to the likes of ASSAULT AND BATTERY GAME! Yarry

  • Chris

    The Bucs give Josh Freeman four seasons to prove himself , yet nobody will give Tebow a single one.

  • Nathaniel Ziegler

    Well, he’s won more playoff games than Tony Romo. Probably more than half the starting qb’s on the league right now.

    • http://Yahoo Yarry

      Tebow, Tebow, Tebow has a big problem; he does not have a good repertoire to qualify to be a football player. He has not assaulted anyone, has not killed anyone, not been vulgar to anyone, thus he does not qualify to the likes of ASSAULT AND BATTERY GAME! Yarry

  • http://Yahoo Yarry

    Tebow, Tebow, Tebow has a big problem; he does not have a good repertoire to qualify to be a football player. He has not assaulted anyone, has not killed anyone, not been vulgar to anyone, thus he does not qualify to the likes of ASSAULT AND BATTERY GAME! Yarry

    • Curmudgeon

      Let’s get him some tattoos and pose him in front of a judge in handcuffs.

  • Jeremy

    Ask the Steelers if they think Tebow can play in the NFL.

  • Gary Kennedy

    Tim Tebow is exactly what the Jags need right now. The best season the Jags ever had was when Mark Brunell was running and scrambling to make things happen. Tim Tebow shines when there seems to be no chance to win and right now the Jags have absolutely no chance for the post season.

    • Realworld

      Has he been tested for performance enhancers??? Just look at his face.

  • MB

    Jaguars need some stimilus from somewhere. I that Tebow call draw a team together and a team player is what we need.

  • Curt

    Bright side is there is a decent team in Florida…. Gooooo Miami (2-0) Jags (0-2). HAHA. O and Miami gave up Chad Henne to start having a winning record so whoever is saying Henne is better than Tebow. Get real. I’m a Jag fan, always have been. Fred Taylor and Jimmy Smith are my favorite players of all time, with P. Manning being right there and would be the my all time fav but he hasn’t played for Jacksonville. I’d like to see Tebow go to Jacksonville so he can actually have a chance and see if he can show out there. What else are the Jags gonna do??? Loose??? What would it hurt ne way. Put him in there this year and see if he does work. If he don’t, cut him next year. They will have #1 draft spot either way and they can pick up Johnny Football. BAM! Why ain’t I a multi million dollar GM!!!!?????

    • Curmudgeon

      They won’t get Johnny Diva away from Texas A&M – he couldn’t stand the cut in pay!

  • Willie

    Panthers fan here, I bet everyone here thinks Cam is also a better QB than Tebow….lots of numbers under his belt….but this is his third season with the panthers and we still in a losing streak…At this point I wish the Panthers would take Tebow….maybe we can finish games and play all the way thru the 4th quarter…If Jags were at least a little bit smart they would take him and let him take them to the playoffs, maybe not this year, but for sure next year….

  • brian mcwhirter

    the jags had a chance to sign mike reilly out of BC lions camp…if you follow the cfl even a little bit, you would see an up and coming qb with great skills…he is a lot like jeff Garcia and doug flutie and both of those former cfl players worked out pretty good in the nfl…

  • Curmudgeon

    If I recall correctly Tim was traded by the Broncos after their acquisition of Peyton Manning on the assumption that Denver didn’t need 2 starters. That was the year that he was actually able to start games and take a 1-4 team to the second round of the playoffs. And, before you use the excuse that the defense, special teams, and anybody else you want to mention actually was responsible for the success of the Broncos, recall that those same people were in place under the previous QB who led them to a sparkling 1-4 record. Tebow made the difference.

  • Realworld

    This guy is just full of excuses…..The “Performance Enhancers” have not worked, and the “bible” crutch has not worked. Go get a job Tebow maybe Tom Monaghan (Domino’s) will give him a job as mayor of “Ave Maria” his Jesustown…LOL

  • Ms. Dee

    I feel Tim Tebow will make a difference in the NFL if given the opportunity to really play. With his humble and uplifting spirit, he is a true winner. Give him a chance NFL! I’ve got a feeling you won’t regret it, and soon after will wonder why you waited so long. Continue to have faith Tebow and best wishes to you!

    • Realworld

      HUMBLE???????

  • Kathy Foley

    How is that all these who state that his ability to play is so bad??? How many times since he left Denver have you actually seen him play on the field? I have seen some pretty aweful playing by QB’s that are billed as the top players. Oh…what’s that your say??? BUT percentage wise??? Ummmm? Oh yes that is the number of bad plays vs the number of total plays??? Wonder why they never give that opportunity to Tebow? Lets see, the last time he was given TIME on the field….Oh yea…he got the Broncos into the play offs and he was a key part of gettin the Gators to being National Champs and oh yea I guess that Heisman award was a mistake also??? Come on people, what is the real provblem here? You skeered????? And Jacksonville, your choices so far?? How’s that working for ya???

  • Mike Morgan

    Go, Tebow! Can’t be any worst than Rottenberger and the Steelers. They looked horrible last night. Could you even imagine if the Jags got to the playoffs and the Pat’s didn’t, OMG.

  • Thomas

    Tebow can’t win games?
    So, what happened in Denver.. Really didn’t happen.

  • Thomas

    Tim Tebow isn’t a great quarterback, like Peyton Manning or Tom Brady.
    Maybe winning isn’t just about great quarterbacks.
    Football is a team sport, it’s the great teams THAT WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS.

  • Thomas

    I don’t think signing Tebow would make the Jags any worse..
    than they already are.

  • Doug

    It would be great to see Tim in a Jags uniform, but it won’t happen. The word is out, Tim Tebow is not wanted in the NFL and at this point no team will pick him up. Tim came into the NFL only wanting to play the game he loves to play, he didn’t ask for all the accolades placed upon him, and he got too big to control by the league and coaches. They didn’t want the fans’ desire to see Tim play showing them up. The Jags organization has said some things about Tim they should not have said and would like to take back, but unfortunately now its too late. The Lord knows Tim and will direct his path throughout life.

  • Nickie

    Point blank…Jags suck…Why is everyone so polarized about a football player…Football is entertainment…Win or lose Tebow is entertaining…Jacksonville games are not entertaining…You need a QB that can win…You sure don’t have one now….Could Tebow be the Saviour of the season…Probably not….But I’d certainly watch to be entertained, whether it was for last second heroics or watching him run for his life…It’s a game!

  • logic

    I think the fear of the jaguars is that Tebow will get some wins and granted he wont take them into the play offs but he will kill their lottery pick for next years draft by not being the worst team in the NFL.

  • cjburke

    has tim tebow won more games college, or nfl, then he has lost??? he has played in what, maybe dozen pro games counting pre-season. has 2400yds. and about 20 touchdowns. why is he not being played by theses teams?? too much god?

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