Jaguars Trying To Acquire Tim Tebow From Jets
With the Jacksonville Jaguars struggling with an injured quarterback and the New York Jets trying to find the right role for the polarizing Tim Tebow, reports out of Jacksonville say the Jaguars are trying to trade for Tebow.
Jacksonville is 1-6 and could use a reason to bring fans into EverBank Field, which already has to tarp off more than 10,000 seats to avoid weekly television blackouts for home games. WTEV reports that owner Shahid Khan would have drafted Tebow over current (injured) starter Blaine Gabbert, and they would “love” to acquire Tebow before Thursday’s extended trade deadline.
The Jaguars nearly acquired Tebow from Denver last offseason, but Tebow preferred a trade to the Jets and the Broncos approved his request in March. But Tebow has seen limited action on the field as a Wildcat receiver and runner and punt protector. He’s completed two of his three passes and has run 23 times for a paltry total of 78 yards. His punt protection lapse led to a blocked punt returned for a Miami Dolphins touchdown last Sunday in a 30-9 loss.
However, as much as the Jags would like to complete a trade for him the New York Daily News reports that there have been no talks between the two teams as of yet. New York coach Rex Ryan said he “would look into” giving Tebow a larger role in the offense for the 3-5 Jets, something he reportedly would not get in Jacksonville.
“Jaguars coaches also made it clear that Tebow wouldn’t have an opportunity to challenge incumbent Blaine Gabbert for the starting job,” Manish Mehta wrote on the Daily News’ website. Despite Tebow’s role in either place, a change of scenery seems like the best scenario for all parties involved.