No truth to Tebow-to-Jags talk
At first blush, the notion that a Jacksonville TV station is reporting that the Jags will make a play for Tim Tebow before Thursday’s trade deadline made sense. It felt like a trial balloon from owner Shahid Khan, who likely realizes that they can stink without Tebow — or they can stink with him.
Having Tebow means filling up EverBank Field for five more home games, even though they’ve lost their three games to date there by a combined score of 95-20.
It also makes it easier to market the team to London, where Khan could be concerned about his ability to sell out Wembley Stadium a month after the Steelers and Vikings play there.
But a source with knowledge of the situation confirms to PFT that there’s nothing to it. Though the source wouldn’t rule it out for next year, it’s highly unlikely now.
So what happened? As the source explained it, Tebow is in the Jacksonville area during the Jets’ bye week, which may have sparked a chain of rumors that at some point began to feel like something more.
Thus, Tebow will remain in New York, waiting for the call that may never come for him to play more than four or five snaps per game.