What do you get when the worst team in the NFL comes calling on a guy who is all but written off as a quarterback who can't throw effectively from the pocket?
Sources close to the Jaguars said Tuesday, Oct. 1, the team is prepared to reach out to Tebow and offer him a shot.
The problem is, the shot seems to be centered more on fixing a broken system than replacing an under-performing quarterback. So far, the Jags have waffled between Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne before going with Gabbert in what some call the lesser of two evils.
For their effort, the Jaguars have averaged eight points per game through Week 4.
To Gabbert's credit, he showed promise last Sunday despite being on the sore end of a 37-3 pounding by the Indianapolis Colts. While he threw three interceptions, each pass, including the pick-six, was deflected after hitting a receiver in the hands. Gabbert finished 17 of 32 for 179 yards.
Henne is 46 of 82 for 512 yards with two interceptions and one touchdown through three games. He's rushed for 14 yards. It's safe to say the Jaguars are one team with one quarterback and another club with the other-- bad and worse, depending how one looks at it.
Tebow could play savior, but few can ignore the elephant in the room: the Jaguars have been outscored 139-32.
As of this report, it is unclear if Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley is mulling an offensive overhaul, something teams considering Tebow have all stared in the face. Tebow's not a pocket passer and a spread offense is still hit-and-miss in the NFL.
How he led Denver in the playoffs in 2011 was nothing short heroic, but generally not what the league is looking for.
Jacksonville will pursue Tebow as an dual-role player, similar to former Michigan quarterback, Denard Robinson, who toggles between running back and receiver, sources said. Tebow could be worked out as a fullback and tight end. The announcement comes just weeks after Tebow stated he was not willing to change positions.
After being cut by the Patriots, Tebow tweeted that he "will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback."
Through the 2012 season, Tebow boasts a mere 47.9 career completion percentage. That figure has kept the Heisman Trophy winner at bay in the pros.
Some thought Tebow would follow eventual NFL star Doug Flutie and break into the league by way of the CFL. However, Montreal Allouettes General Manager Jim Popp said the team has not sought Tebow even though the Allouettes own his rights.
Last Sunday, the group that calls itself "Jags-Tebow, Why Not" took credit for flying a banner over EverBank Field in Jacksonville as the Jags played the Colts. The banner read, "Tebow, Why Not?"
Tebow was born in Makati, Philippines and grew up Jacksonville, where he was a high school All-American quarterback at Allen D. Nease High School. After serving as a backup in 2006, Tebow was the starting quarterback for Urban Meyer's Florida Gators for the next three years.
At Florida, Tebow became the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy and led the Gators to the 2007 and 2009 BCS National Championship.
Tebow was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the 25th pick of the Denver Broncos.
Currently, the Jaguars carry three quarterbacks. Former Iowa standout Ricky Stanzi is listed as the No. 3 man, while Denard Robinson is listed as a fourth.
The Jaguars travel to St. Louis Sunday, Oct. 6. Gabbert is expected to start.