Tim Tebow's Excitement Factor Would Make Up for Jaguars' Lost 2013 Season

Mike Hoag@MikeHoagJrCorrespondent IISeptember 18, 2013

CORTLAND, NY - JULY 27:  Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets talks to reporters at Jets Training Camp at SUNY Cortland on July 27, 2012 in Cortland, New York.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow, to no fault of his own, just can't stay out of headlines.

The Jacksonville Jaguars would be wise to listen to a fraction of their fanbase that are clamoring for them to sign free agent Tim Tebow.

Let’s be honest, the Jags' 2013 season is a lost cause. There isn’t much to get excited about on either side of the ball. Through two games the team has been miserable on offense, managing a measly nine points—their lone touchdown coming in garbage time.

Chad Henne proved to not be much of an improvement over Blaine Gabbert, as expected. He threw for 241 yards against Oakland but 137 of them came after the team was trailing 19-3 in the final five minutes of their Week 2 loss.

Now, a small segment of Jags fans have brought their request to the forefront, staging a rally supporting the team signing the polarizing quarterback.

The Florida native who succeeded with the Gators during his college career would sell some more tickets, but most of all, he’d provide excitement for a team that has little to look forward to this season.

Tebow’s only disadvantage in this situation is that, perhaps, the team might perform better than anticipated. Playing too good might be a concern for a regime that is certainly eyeing one of the top quarterbacks in an enticing upcoming draft class.

But from what we’ve seen out of Tebow—recently cut by the New England Patriots and New York Jets—it doesn’t look like that would happen.

With that concern out the way, there are only positives of adding him to the mix. Tebow could spark some type of excitement for the team’s fans.

The Jags have the type of personnel that could be interesting to see on the field together. Denard Robinson and Ace Sanders were acquired during the offseason to help bolster the team’s overall speed on offense. Utilizing those two along with Tebow in an offense that employs a read-option and spread-type system would be fun to watch regardless of the results.

So, what do the Jaguars do? Give the fans something to look forward to for the next 15 weeks or continue ushering Henne or Gabbert onto the field while hoping to avoid blackouts the rest of the way?

From both a business and football perspective, signing Tebow makes too much sense for this team to ignore. Will they do it? Probably not.

That’s a positive for Henne and Gabbert, but a bad thing for Jags fans.