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Calling it now: EJ Manuel will have a shorter NFL career than Tebow
It was said after it went down, he did have a say.
Tim Tebow said Monday that the decision to be traded to New York over Jacksonville was his.
As long as he doesn't become a GA under Meyer, I'm good...
Jax is his hometown and way more Gator fans in that area, sold out when Tim came to town as a Bronco
I'm just glad I can go back to hating the Jets.
West of House
> You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door
> There is a small mailbox here.
They sold 63,636 tickets for that broncos game. They averaged 63,032 for the rest of the year. Not a huge drop off.
EDIT: There's more Gators in the Tampa Bay Area by a mile compared to Jax. I have lived in both areas for numerous years. Tampa Bay needs ticket sales and has more Gators so logic says the Bucs would be a better fit.
This post was edited by Greater Gator 12 months ago
I don't buy for a second that Tebow had a choice to come to Jacksonville.
His career as a full time quarterback is probably over. I just don't see anyone giving him a real shot at QB.
If he offers to go to a training camp as a fullback or some sort of specialty player, he may have a chance.
I would have thought Seattle might want him at FB, but they drafted Ware from LSU to play that spot.
He will have to go to Canada to prove himself all over again.
There is no quote In There that states he made the decision. He says he would love to be a Jet and he would love to be back home as well. But the part that says his decision to spurn the hometown team does not have a quote that states he chose the Jets. All those quotes are Tim being Tim, and always saying the right thing.
I watched his entire introductory press conference. He never said "I chose to be a Jet over Jacksonville". He denied straight up choosing.
When the Jets and Broncos original trade for Tim Tebow was delayed Wednesday because of a payment issue, it was reported that the Jaguars had re-entered
As noted above, if he wants to be an NFL QB, needs to head to CFL for a couple of years and ball out.
Blah.blah..all you want.
Canada is the only place at the moment that will give him a legitimate chance to get on the field.
Here's my take on Tebow:
* He did well enough to win games in a system that mostly catered to his abilities in Denver.
* At the same time, in doing so, he also failed to provide the doubters with enough reason to believe he could be a long-term successful traditional quarterback. The completion percentage, inability to really break down the defense with his reads, etc.
* Basically that left him with two openings to make his move in the NFL when Denver went the Peyton Manning route -- He had to have someone that truly believed in him and was willing to cater to him and give him time to develop or he had to luck into another situation where he could come in as a backup (be it injury to starter, etc.) and attempt to prove again he can be a more prototypical passer.
* That obviously didn't happen in New York, and he further distanced himself from the time when he may have had a few more believers in him. Furthermore, the media circus has died down a bit, but it's still a dormant beast waiting to rear its head again. Just watch ESPN today if you need further proof.
* Now, for almost everyone the risk of the circus isn't worth the potential reward. Given the other factors, it's just easier to let potential fall by the wayside when it's your job that would be on the line if you give him a shot.
* It is what it is. Tebow's best bet at this point assuming someone doesn't want to rework things for him is to play another position or find a league that'll allow him to develop more as a passer and get someone else to take a shot on him down the road.
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I even question whether Jacksonville's offer was even serious. For those that know everything going down with the Jaguars for the last year you know that we had just gotten a new owner who wanted to get off to the right start.
I think he put the proverbial gun to the GM's head and said "we need Tebow, for business." However the GM calmed him down by explaining that it would not be a smart "football" move. As far as I remember, no one among the player personnel nor coaching staffs thought much of Tim as a player.
So, the owner and GM made a compromise. Make the Broncos an offer for Tebow, but don't make one so good that they accept it. Just make it seem like we did everything we could to get Tebow, but it just didn't work out for us. Maybe there was some manipulation of the media to make up the whole "decision" ordeal.
That was the only way to appease both the Tebow lovers and the Tebow detractors at the start of the new owner's era. I know it sounds very conspiracy-theory, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if this is how it went down.
While Tebow was careful with his words, he indicated to the Broncos that he would prefer New York. Tebow did not want to hurt feelings in his home town so he asked the Broncos to keep quiet about it afterward. If you remember both Fox and Elway initially said he had a choice.
Being honest no one else in the Jags front office wanted him other than Khan. But those people also turned out to be complete idiots and turned the roster into the worst in the league.
What's important here is that one guy thought he had a choice, and that's Khan and he has not forgotten. The night everything went down Khan was pissed.
"The Jaguars increased their offer several times. By the end of negotiations, Jacksonville had offered a fourth-round pick and agreed to pay $3 million of the $5 million in advance salary the Broncos had already paid Tebow. The money the Jaguars offered was better than the little more than $2.5 million the Jets agreed to pay, and the draft pick was nine spots higher than New York's fourth-round selection. But it never really got down to the details. The Broncos told the Jaguars they were allowing Tebow to choose between the teams, and the Jaguars believe Tebow picked the Jets because he felt he would have a better chance to compete for the quarterback job with Mark Sanchez than Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne."
Tim Tebow wont be playing for his hometown team. Jacksonville Jaguars no longer want hometown hero Tim Tebow
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by jmlives 12 months ago
Im sorry but if Jacksonville doesnt bring in Tim to compete with Blaine and Chad they are stupid. What benifits is the team getting out of chosing to go with Gabbert or Henne and not giving Tebow a shot? Only reasonable answer is hoping for 0-16 and having their choice of Bridgewater or Clowney
This post was edited by GatorTech 12 months ago
He should go to Canada where he can be the King of the North.
I'm not completely sold on Tim not still being a QB in the NFL.
Will he be a starter, very likely not.
However you saw what Kaepernick and Russell Wilson did, teams are starting to incorporate the read option into their offense and unless im mistaken Tim ran some of that in college?
Tim should give Jim Haurbaugh a call, they have a starter in Kaepernick who led them to the Superbowl and they have an offense that Tim could do some things in. They have other QB's on the roster but none of them are any better than Tim.
We all saw the improvement that Jim made with Alex Smith, to the point where they were actually able to trade him.
Tim needs to go to a team and compete for a back up role or he needs to leave the NFL.
This post was edited by CLF4L 12 months ago
Oppurtunities besides the Tebow to Jax mayhem....
Philly - Chip brings in yet another QB with read option spread experience to fight for the chance to run his O
New England - 1. Parcells has enough clout and say so to limit the media circus arounf Tebow 2. There won't be any pressure to play Tebow with HoF'er Brady running the show. 3. McDaniel's can get a second chance to develop Tebow into what he thought he could be.
Beatings will continue until morale improves
You REALLY put in the same category as Kap and Wilson?? SMH. TT would take 4x as many throws to get the same completion rating as those guys...and they have wheels. Buh bye Tim...Time to convert to HB or be a special teams guy/situational goal line decoy at Pats.
Best place for tim to go is CFL or the titans behind Jake Locker both are meh QB's and very similar.
No I did not lose a sig bet, but I am really really really ridiculously good looking.
He should go to ESPN and become an analyst. I'd love to watch him sit next to Merril Hoge...
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