The deal sending Tim Tebow to the Jets has been made Jaguars fans. Personally, I find this to be really good news after being scared into believing that Tebow would be a Jaguar. Now don’t get me wrong, I like Tebow the person and all of that, but he does not fit this team.
We all know how the Jaguars struggled in the passing game throughout much of last season. In an attempt to alleviate those problems the Jaguars have a completely rebuilt coaching staff that will be implementing a new, updated, pass-centric style of offense. Now in order to make that work, you need to either have or be grooming a quarterback that is going to throw the ball around consistently on a game to game basis.
Tebow is not that quarterback, not yet anyways. And that is beside the point. We drafted Blaine Gabbert (early in the first round) last year for the sole purpose of making this his team. What sense would it make to bring in another first round quarterback not even a year later?
Then factor in the mayhem that would ensue every time Gabbert had an incompletion or an interception. Remember what happened in Miami and Denver last season? Multiply that by 100 to get an idea of what would happen here.
Oh, and let’s not forget when Gabbert threw screen passes into the ground, on purpose, and some fans took that as him not being able to see the field, or not wanting to stay in the pocket and take a hit. News flash; if the quarterback holds on to the ball on the screen play that would more than likely result in a penalty because the linemen go to block downfield. That is illegal if the quarterback has not thrown the ball.
But we need not worry about that now. The Jaguars have their guy, and now Tebow gets to go to New York to battle Mark Sanchez for the starting job. In all honestly, I think he has a good chance to take over up there. But down here, not so much. He would have to beat out Chad Henne for second and then Blaine for first. I’m sorry but that wouldn’t happen.
But of course those Gator fans and whatnot would be screaming for him to play. Would the Jaguars use Tebow in another area of the game to appease that group of fans? Sure. Would it actually appease them? Not a chance.
Hey, maybe Shahid Khan wanted to show that we would at least attempt to get the guy. He’s a crafty businessman, so I’m under the impression that he knew what he was doing. That was still a pretty close call though, for my liking anyway.
But that is all behind us now. Time to go wait on this draft.