Tim Tebow: Jacksonville Jaguars Are the Most Locigal Team for Jets QB in 2013

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IDecember 23, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team that Tim Tebow should consider signing with if the New York Jets quarterback is released after this season.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen (via Adam Schefter), it looks like there is a strong possibility that Tebow could be returning to the state of Florida to play football in the near future:

And @mortreport reports it's "a virtual certainty" that Tim Tebow will play in 2013 for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012

It's not hard to understand that Tebow no longer has a future in New York. The team acquired him in March from the Denver Broncos and never gave him a fair shot to prove himself at quarterback, even though Mark Sanchez has played terribly as the starter for most of the season.

The Jaguars will likely have another high first-round pick to help build a winning team for the future, and if they do not get the first overall pick, then the team should acquire Tebow and make him the starting quarterback.

The Jaguars currently have the 24th-ranked passing offense and the third-worst rushing attack, and a quarterback with Tebow's skill set would help improve both of these areas of weakness.

Fortunately for Jacksonville, there are plenty of talented offensive players already on the roster for the team to build around moving forward. Last year's first-round pick, Justin Blackmon, has played very well in the second half of the season, and he is proving why he can be a star wide receiver in the NFL for a long time.

Star running back Maurice Jones-Drew has been injured for most of the year, but when healthy, he is an elite offensive player. At tight end, the Jaguars have a reliable target in Marcedes Lewis, who also excels in the red zone.

The pieces are in place in Jacksonville to build a good offense, but the team has to upgrade at the quarterback position to see any meaningful improvement next season.

Tebow's ability to win games late in the fourth quarter is something that the Jaguars don't have from their current group of quarterbacks. Jacksonville quarterbacks Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert don't have the same level of mental toughness and composure in late-game situations that Tebow does.

The Jaguars need a quarterback that their players can trust late in the fourth quarter, and Tebow's success in those types of situations makes him a good fit for this team.

Going to Jacksonville makes the most sense for Tebow as he begins to move on from a disappointing 2012 season and revive his NFL career.