The Jacksonville Jaguars have been rumored as the potential landing spot for quarterback Tim Tebow, whose future with the New York Jets appears to be in doubt. Jaguars owner Shad Khan has been known to be a fan of Tebow and appeared to have the intention of bringing the former Heisman winner to a city that would embrace him.
However, new general manager David Caldwell dismissed the notion at his introductory press conference, saying that Tebow is not in the future plans of the Jaguars.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport was the first to mention Caldwell's thoughts on the situation: "He is a member of the NY Jets. I can't imagine a scenario where he'd be a Jacksonville Jaguars even if he's released".
The story does come across as shocking to many, especially because the Jaguars have been a franchise known to have financial struggles and have not displayed the ability to attract fans to the seats on a consistent basis.
That said, staying clear of Tebow is clearly a positive decision for a franchise looking for hope.
While Khan might have shown interest in Tebow, he clearly had no intention of letting that possibility of acquiring him interfere with finding the best man for the job. Khan hasn't received much attention as the owner of the Jaguars, but his hiring of Caldwell is another step in the right direction towards building this franchise the right way.
As for Tebow, he will obviously continue to be in the spotlight due to his popularity. However, where does his future lie? Will any team add him onto the roster to be a backup quarterback? Is a position change in order?
Tebow's chances of an NFL future appeared to look slim after his disastrous season with the Jets. Unfortunately, he may soon realize the harsh reality that his playing days in the NFL might be numbered.