There are few things in the world that hurt more than crushed hopes. Just ask the Jacksonville Jaguars fans. They're used to it.
The last four months of this season is a great microcosm of Jacksonville's ability to destroy a fan by raising his or her hopes to previously unmentionable levels, and then dashing them in a savage manner.
Chad Henne had people believing that he could take the Jaguars from their Blaine Gabbert-inspired darkness to the promised land.
During a two-game stretch, he amassed 615 yards, six touchdowns and only threw one interception. He even put up quarterback ratings of 126.8 and 108.0 in those two contests.
How has he followed that up? By posting a completion percentage of less than 50 in each of his last two outings while throwing one touchdown and three interceptions.
Let's just say that the Henne theory has come crashing back to earth.
That's probably why an interesting scene cropped up when the New York Jets paid a visit to Jacksonville. In the stands, there was an entire section of devoted Tim Tebow fans who were rocking jerseys and jersey t-shirts.
It's almost scary.
I know that Tebow is from Jacksonville. I get that. But that doesn't mean these fans should want him as their quarterback.
That will only lead to another Henne situation, and this one won't be inspired by decent play. It will be purely hype.
Tebow has all the makings of a good football player. However, he does not have the makings of a good NFL quarterback.
Just because he had a little success with the Denver Broncos is absolutely no reason to think he will do it again. That was a one-time thing.
So wear your jerseys in a bid to be ironic or thankful for his Florida days, but don't do it with the intention of declaring that Tebow should be acquired and inserted into your starting lineup.
It will only lead to heartbreak.