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Buying or Selling Jaguars Trade for Tim Tebow After Blaine Gabbert Injury

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 07:  Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass during the game against the Chicago Bears at EverBank Field on October 7, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Chris TrapassoAnalyst INovember 21, 2016

Tim Tebow time—in Jacksonville? 

Crazier things have happened in the NFL, that's for sure.

According to ESPN, Jacksonville's rather underwhelming starting quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, tore his labrum in his non-throwing shoulder in the team's Week 7 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Remember, the Jaguars were one of the teams said to be interested in Tebow this offseason before the New York Jets signed him.  

With the Gabbert injury news surfacing, could Tebow find his way to Jacksonville?

While Tebow would undeniably be a major draw in the Jacksonville area, is that really what should be at the top of the Jaguars' priority list right now? 

Sure, they need to fill the seats on a more consistent basis, but to do that, they have to win on a more consistent basis. 

You know what they say—winning cures all. 

Tebow is a resilient player, a powerful runner, and an inspiring leader who does have special ability to invigorate teammates with spirited play. 

But you can't convince me he's a better option at quarterback than Gabbert or Chad Henne. 

No, Gabbert may not be the future for the Jaguars at the game's most vital position, but is Tebow?

He isn't the final piece of the puzzle that'd lead to more victories for Shahid Khan's franchise. 

At this point, a trade for Tebow would be sheer folly, a move that would reek of the same marketing desperation we hammered the Jets for acting on when they acquired the polarizing quarterback months ago. 

Maybe the Jaguars would be able to find a more effective and useful niche for Tebow in their offense, an attack that has accumulated the fewest yards and points per game this season, but it's unlikely that he'd be able to head a considerable turnaround with the lack of talent that would surround him in Jacksonville. 

While Tebow reconnecting with his Florida roots would initially be a home run at the ticket office for the Jaguars, he'd be nothing more than a unnecessary novelty on a team that certainly isn't in a position to trade for luxury players. 

I have to sell the Tebow-to-Jacksonville idea. 

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