Tim Tebow Trade Rumors: Could Broncos QB Be on the Way to Jacksonville?

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIMarch 11, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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With all the recent buzz and news that Peyton Manning spent the weekend in Denver speaking with John Elway, John Fox and the Denver Broncos, many believe that this could be the end of the road for Tim Tebow.

Now just hold on for a second and think of the mass-hysteria that would breakout in the NFL world if the Broncos were to sign Manning and then ultimately ship away their fan-favorite quarterback, Tebow. 

If that were to happen, it would only make sense that the Jacksonville Jaguars would be a legitimate suitor for Tebow.

For starters, the Jaguars are a dying franchise with a fanbase that is among one of the worst—throw Tebow on the field as the team's franchise quarterback then that would immediately gain major interest. Not to mention, Tebow's hometown is in the Jacksonville area. 

However, Bill Williamson of ESPN recently posted in his Sunday mailbag that he doesn't see the Jaguars making the move for Tebow if he were to become available: 

New Jacksonville owner Shahid Khan has said he would have drafted Tebow, who is from Jacksonville. Tebow would surely sell tickets and he would be a shot in the arm for the struggling franchise. But the Jaguars just drafted Blaine Gabbert with the No. 10 pick last season. If would be very surprising to see the Jaguars give up the No. 7 pick for Tebow. If they were interested, I’m sure it is something the Broncos would be willing to do, especially if they land Manning.

I agree 100 percent with Williamson. 

For starters, I would like to make the record clear that I do not even see Manning signing with the Denver Broncos. 

Why? What do the Broncos have to offer to Manning? What offensive weapons do you have for Manning? They're a mediocre ball club, if you ask me. 

If the Broncos were to sign Manning, I just don't see the Jaguars coughing up anything valuable to acquire Tebow as they already have a young quarterback in Blaine Gabbert and likely still want to see how he pans out.

Tebow back to Jacksonville would be a nice story, but it's extremely unlikely at this point of the 2012 NFL offseason. 


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