The information comes a day after insiders claimed a series of closed-door moves were being hatched to reach out to the former Bronco, Jet and preseason-Patriot, who, without a doubt, will come with a media blitz and immense publicity for the ball club.
The Monroe trade sends the 6-foot, 5-inch, 306-pounder out of Virgina to the Ravens for future draft picks.
According to the Jaguar's website, the team was at the 53-man roster limit, until this morning.
ESPN reported late Tuesday the Monroe deal was just the first in a series that will include some of the team's "high profile" players over the next several months. This seems to indicate the Jags are looking beyond what could easily become a 0-16 campaign. This is where Tim Tebow comes in, sources say.
Currently, The Jags have toggled between quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. Both have been dismal at best. Gabbert showed some promise in Week 4, despite throwing three interceptions in a 37-3 loss to the Colts. He went 17 of 32 for 179 yards.
Henne is 46 of 82 for 512 yards with two interceptions and one touchdown through three games.
Being outscored 139-32 so far, the Jaguars still haven't looked to No. 3 quarterback Ricky Stanzi for any help, while they need former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson at running back and receiver. Robinson is listed as an "other" quarterback on the Jaguars roster.
Where does that place Tim Tebow?
According to sources, Tebow may be asked to play dual roles, possibly at fullback and tight end. As for a shot at quarterback, nobody knows. He's already stated he won't change positions. However, that was after he cleared waivers with no expressed interested in his services.
Even Jaguars GM David Caldwell said in January he couldn't imagine a scenario where Tebow would land in Jacksonville--even if he was released. That was before the Jets dropped Tebow and long before the Jaguars started averaging eight points per game en route to what could be the most horrific display of professional football since the Detroit Lions went 0-16 in 2008.
If the Jaguars look to Tebow as a fullback or tight end, it will likely not solve the problem under center. Henne and Gabbert will likely continue the trend, especially without improvements on the offensive line.
That could open the door for Tebow to resurrect the offense, even if it means revamping the system to suit the quarterback's spread offense skill set and his ability to run.
At this point, as long as the Jaguars are already looking into the future, using Tebow at quarterback makes sense. It couldn't get any worse. While fans are divided on the former Florida Gator, one thing's for sure, his presence will sell tickets and boost morale on a team that's currently falling apart at the seams.
Last Sunday, as the Jaguars were dismantled by the Colts at home, the group that calls itself "Jags-Tebow, Why Not" took credit for flying a banner over EverBank Field. The banner read, "Tebow, Why Not?"
Tebow won two BCS National Championships as quarterback for Urban Meyer's 2006-2009 Florida Gators. He also won the 2007 Heisman Trophy.
The Jaguars travel to St. Louis Sunday, Oct. 6. Gabbert is expected to start.