Jacksonville Jaguars

Tim Tebow Fans Petition President Obama with Unique Request

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02:  Former Florida Gator and New York Jet Tim Tebow attends the Allstate Sugar Bowl between the Florida Gators and the Louisville Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Adam WaksmanCorrespondent IIIMay 7, 2013

Everyone knows by now about Tim Tebow's release from the New York Jets and how the Jacksonville Jaguars are apparently not interested.

Well, a group of fans have decided to take matters into their own hands.

According to a report by Chuck Schilken of the Los Angeles Times, fans are petitioning all the way up to the president (of the United States) for Tebow. As Schilken reports:

If the Tebow supporters are looking for any moral victories (not to be confused with all the real ones he led the Denver Broncos to in 2011), they can take comfort in knowing that their petition will soon have more signatures than the one looking for Mister Rogers' birthday to become a national holiday, as well as the one demanding that President Obama attend a professional ultimate Frisbee game.

The petition was put up on the We the People website, asking President Obama to "Call NFL Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and tell him to stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow!" (according to the same report). Apparently, the hope was that some sort of executive mandate from the president would legally force Caldwell into signing the now-available quarterback.

As of the time of the report, there were 329 total signatures. If the petition were to reach 100,000 signatures, then the White House would be obligated to give an official response. 

However, it does not seem likely that will happen. According to Michael David Smith of NBCSports.com:

"WhiteHouse.gov took the petition down, saying it violated the site’s terms of participation. We may now have to turn our attention to petitioning the prime minister of Canada to get the [Montreal Alouettes] to sign Tebow."

From a football standpoint, this may all amount to nothing. Nevertheless, it is interesting to see how intrigued Jaguars fans remain by this issue. One would expect the Jaguars (located in Florida, not so far from where Tebow attended college) to have fans with special interest in Tebow. Doubtless, that is the case.

Will any of this weigh on the mind of those in the Jaguars' front office? Perhaps more so than it will weigh on Obama's.

 

Adam Waksman is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report who writes primarily about the New York Jets and the NFL. Be sure to follow Adam on Twitter to receive updates right away.


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