I'm not sure if it's because I can't catch a breath in between the countless Tebow to Jaguars articles coming out, or the fact that it gives me that "oh no" feeling in my stomach. The Jaguars desperately need to steer clear from any trade for Tim Tebow.
The obvious is the obvious.
Tim Tebow is from Florida, went to UF, won a few games with Denver and made a little playoff run. Not a bad resume to start off your NFL career.
Now for the not-so-obvious.
Tim Tebow became somewhat of a useful quarterback once the playbook was designed around him.
Jacksonville has a player by the name of Maurice Jones-Drew, and that spot is for him on this team. The Jaguars have made it clear that they are a run-first team, however, now that this is a QB-dominated sport, the run game just doesn't win championships.
Another not-so-obvious point, how about the amount of times the Broncos defense had to keep this guy in the game? Do you really think that if he was on a team with less than stellar defense, he would really have won all those games?
Lastly, do you really, really think this guy is the franchise-QB that the Jaguars need? Honestly?
Tebow is a fan favorite, a hunk for the woman, a savior for the religious, a figure head that many feel is necessary for the Jaguars to have. What Tim Tebow is not, is the correct QB to lead this team to the playoffs and a possible Super Bowl championship.
Would you trade for Tim Tebow if you were Jaguars GM Gene Smith?
If he fills in the stadium in the home opener, that's great. However, just like any other business, you want long-term growth and stability, and Tebow only offers short-term. Do you really think that if this team falls into a losing record quickly, that they will stick with Tebow?
Come on in Jason Campbell, Chad Henne, Chris Redman, or whomever it is they sign to back up the starter.
Don't kid yourself, if there is one thing that Tim Tebow is showing us, it's that as soon as a better opportunity opens up in the NFL, things change quickly. One day Tebowmania, the next day, Manning fever.
New owner Shahid Khan is going to want a winner, and I truly hope with his intelligence in the business world, he realizes that Tebow is not the direction to go in.