The Jacksonville Jaguars are a terrible football team. Following today’s embarrassing 37-3 home loss against the Colts, I find myself wondering: why NOT Tim Tebow?
At this point, what is the harm?
Today’s stats are misleading. Blaine Gabbert threw for 179 yards and 3 interceptions, completing 17 of 32 passes. But the Jags only started gaining meaningful yardage in the fourth quarter, as the Colts were coasting with a huge lead.
This football team isn’t just bad. It’s hard to watch.
To paraphrase Dennis Green: “He is who we thought he was!”
Blaine Gabbert is, at his very best, a very mediocre NFL quarterback. When paired with the offensive weapons the Jaguars currently have on the field, he looks absolutely terrible.
The Jaguars, with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, don’t look like they even belong in the NFL.
We are all familiar with the term rebuilding. This football team has been rebuilding for years. The Jags rebuild a little bit, blow it up, rebuild some more.
Fans are tired of it. And they’re tired of the condescending lectures from so-called “real” Jaguars fans.
You know these folks. They are the football scientists who believe that assembling a decent roster is going to take many years of prudent study and contemplation. We must draft and meditate.
For these folks, it’s as if they’re under the impression that being a national joke is a necessary step to building a winning team.
Guess what? It’s not a requirement to stink like this.
Finding success is about spending money in smart ways. Kansas City went 2-14 last year, same as the Jaguars, but they spent the cash to get a top tier coach and a solid, experienced quarterback.
If the Jaguars had Andy Reid and Alex Smith, would the team have started 0-4? I sort of doubt it.
We know the Jaguars are a bad team, what does that have to do with Tim Tebow?
Well, it is time for Shad Khan to go shopping. Bring in some talent to see what might be out there. Use this season to audition players for a spot on a future roster.
That’s where Tebow comes in.
But, Tim Tebow sucks
Does he? His stats haven’t been very good in the limited number of NFL starts he’s had. But he has a play-off win under his belt, something the Jaguars could only dream about at this point.
It would cost the team very little to bring a home town hero back in for a try-out.
Put him in under center for a few games just to see how things unfold. At the very minimum, it would be entertaining. Winning or losing, Tebow is at least interesting to watch. That alone would be a huge improvement for the team.
The knock on Tebow is that he can’t throw. His forward passing skills are garbage, critics charge.
Adding Tebow to the Jaguars’ roster would allow the team to design third down plays that involve a joint run threat from the QB and Maurice Jones-Drew.
Best case scenario, he shows some flashes of being a valuable weapon. The Jaguars could keep him as a back-up or third string QB, using him in special formations.
It’s not like the Jags are in the middle of a playoff run after an 0-4 start. If Tebow comes in and he stinks up the place, the Jaguars can quickly cut him and lay all the “Tebowmania talk” to rest forever.
People who love him will tune in to root for him. The haters will tune in to hope he falls flat on his face. If Shad Khan wants to sell tickets and keep people watching this team, Tim Tebow is the most viable option at this point.
It’s Tebow time in Jacksonville.