If Tim Tebow is released by the New York Jets as expected, he can cross his hometown team off the list of potential places to end up. The Associated Press reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t interested.
Jaguars general manager David Caldwell shut the idea down at a news conference saying, “I can’t imagine a scenario in which he’ll be a Jacksonville Jaguar — even if he’s released.”
A year ago Shad Khan, owner of the Jaguars, made a push to sign Tebow, but is deferring to his GM this time. “It’s not my decision,” Khan says, “I want to do whatever to help this team win. Who the players are is really the general manager’s and coaches’ — it’s a football-side operation decision. It’s really not my decision.”
It was Tebow who chose to join the Jets over the Jaguars when he was traded from the Broncos last season. It’s believed he thought he had a better chance at competing for starting quarterback against Jets’ QB Mark Sanchez than Blaine Gabbert in Jacksonville. That obviously didn’t work out so well for him.