While the quickest path between two points is a straight line, the NFL is not always the easiest road to travel through toward success. Tim Tebow is learning that the road he is on is bumpy, uneven and full of controversy.
The Jets’ backup quarterback has been the center of a locker room storm that could mean the former Florida Gator (brace yourself for this one) could find his way out of New York after the dust of the 2012 season settles and still could be in a Jacksonville Jaguars’ uniform when the 2013 season begins.
Stop me if you have heard this one before. Here is a scenario that could play out. And remember, this is just a thought.
When the Johnson family decides enough is enough and Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum fall on the sword and are dismissed from the team, Tim Tebow may be gone with them. If Tannenbaum becomes a candidate for an open general manager position in Jacksonville (if and when it opens up), would he pull the trigger on trying to bring Tebow with him?
Personally, I think bringing Ryan may be a better option if Mike Mularkey suffers the same fate in Jacksonville as Ryan might in New York.
Tebow has been a hot topic of conversation since Shad Khan took over as owner of the team and stated he would have drafted Tebow in the 2010 NFL Draft. You cannot ask for better fodder than that.
To stir the pot more, the Jaguars failed in their attempt to land the hometown hero in the 2012 offseason when Tebow chose the Jets over the Jaguars. Then, with the 2012 free-agent period all but a wash, the Jaguars were reported to be trying to trade for Tebow again by a local television station.
Those rumors were later refuted.
Tebow was also sighted at a local entertainment spot that week, which added to the speculation.
You cannot ask for better drama and more credence to the idea that maybe Tebow and the Jaguars are a marriage that is made to happen.
It is said you can never go home again in professional sports, and while it may have been tried before on the professional and college level, this is one courtship that either has to finalize in a commitment on both sides or it must end like a bad script from Melrose Place.
Either way, the Jaguars are still a hot topic. Despite all of this conjecture, the Jets continue to fan the flames about everything else other than just how bad they have been playing of late.
The Jaguars, however, are in the same situation, and no matter what they do to try and shy away from their poor play; the team cannot seem to get out of its own way.