A group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans held a rally on Monday starting at 3:16 p.m. ET, and it gained enough attention from the media for Adam Schefter to tweet an announcement about it.
A group of Jaguars fans holding a rally in EverBank Field parking lot at 3:16 p.m. ET today to encourage team to sign Tim Tebow.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2013
That's where the hype ended for the rally.
ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted out a Vine of the rally, and the turnout was even more of a disappointment than the media was anticipating.
SportsNation provided a picture of all of the Tebow supporters that came out, which apparently added up to 24 people, one of them being a baby.
23 people and one baby showed up for the Tebow Rally. Tebowmania is officially over. pic.twitter.com/FEliAgwZgy— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 17, 2013
This is what Tebow Mania has come to.
At one point, Tebow was the talk of the nation in the NFL for coming up with incredible plays and unlikely comebacks. He never had the best stat lines, his mechanics were off and the hate was everywhere, but he kept on winning.
Things went downhill shortly after. The Broncos were blown out by the New England Patriots in the very next round, and then Tebow was released and replaced by Peyton Manning. He went to the New York Jets, got released after a year, joined the Patriots for training camp, and was released after a poor preseason.
The news surrounding Tebow since has just been embarrassing. A Russian team offered him $1 million for two games, the L.A. KISS arena team offered him a three-year deal, and now 23.5 Jaguars fans "rallied" in support of him.
Does that really make a team want to sign Tebow? No way.
Even with a team like Jacksonville, Tebow doesn't bring anything to the team. Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne are highly suspect quarterbacks, but what does Tebow bring that Matt Scott, who is currently on the practice squad, doesn't?
Any team that brings in Tebow is welcoming controversy. He brings a swarm of media along with him. The team will be constantly bombarded with questions about Tebow rather than how they play the game, and the team will likely lose focus.
Tebow has always been described as a good human being. That's the reason he's always been so popular. He was a star college quarterback who always said the right things, never got in trouble and was a true leader for the Florida Gators. His speech after the loss to Ole Miss was one people will remember forever.
What Tebow isn't, however, is an NFL quarterback. If the fan response has become this insignificant, then it's time for him, and the rest of the world, to move on.