Free-agent quarterback Tim Tebow is a wanted man in at least one NFL city. According to ESPN on September 16, a group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans have planned a rally on Monday in the parking lot of EverBank Field at 3:16 p.m. ET to encourage the struggling franchise to sign Tebow.
The rally is scheduled to last exactly three hours and 16 minutes symbolizing a bible verse Tebow had inscribed on his eye black in the 2009 BCS title game when he played for the Florida Gators. This isn’t the first time fans have pleaded with ownership to give Tebow a chance, but now that the team has only scored a total of 19 points in two NFL games, fans like 56-year-old James Stewart figures the team will have nothing to lose by giving Tebow a shot.
He told ESPN:
“The Jaguars’ season is really in the tank. They don’t have a lot of promise. There’s not a lot to watch. We’re consumers and the Jaguars are a product, and there’s a lot of room for improvement. Tebow we think would be value added if he were to be signed and given an opportunity at quarterback…”
The Jaguars are 0-2 so far this season and current starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert missed the last game verses the Oakland Raiders with a cut on his throwing hand. Tim Tebow would at least be entertaining for the fans who hope he would bring the type of magic on the field that he brought to the Denver Broncos back in 2010 when he led the team to the playoffs.
Clearly Tebow will have a lot of work on at the quarterback position. He was unable to land a roster spot with the New England Patriots this past offseason and no other NFL teams since then has been interested in the 26-year-old quarterback.