The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-4 and going nowhere fast. Blaine Gabbert clearly isn't the answer at quarterback and, with no viable weapons around him, he's essentially useless in the pocket. The solution?
It's time to bring in Tim Tebow.
The Jaguars are abysmal on offense. They are averaging fewer than eight points per game. Gabbert has no touchdowns, five interceptions and just 300 yards passing in two games, while Chad Henne has one touchdown, two picks and 512 yards in three games.
Quarterback play isn't the only reason for the team's 0-4 start, but having a strong leader under center would certainly help. Gabbert has only been scrutinized in his brief career, and Henne is no more than a career backup.
Tebow may not have the skill set to be a top-notch quarterback in this league, but his personality would be enough to fix just a few of the problems in Jacksonville. Couple that with the things he can do on the football field, and maybe the Jaguars can win a few games by the time the season ends.
We all know the type of person Tebow is. Tebow can rally a team together and be a leader—even if he isn't the best player on the field.
On the field, Tebow can create for himself with his legs and play the type of physical football needed to set an example in Jacksonville. Given the lack of weapons, the Jaguars need a quarterback who can be mobile and run for yardage if he has to. Gabbert hasn't proven he can do that, and Henne isn't exactly proficient at it either.
Tebow can run.
Even if he doesn't rip off 20-yard gains every time he tucks it and runs, five- or six-yard gains here or there are enough to wear a defense down. This would take some of the pressure off Maurice Jones-Drew and Justin Forsett. They have been relied upon heavily with the lack of a passing game, but Tebow would help to remedy that imbalance.
Bringing Tebow in is not going to turn the Jaguars into contenders, nor will it likely net them five wins on the season. Simply put, the Jaguars are not a good team, and it really doesn't matter who the quarterback is.
Bringing in Tebow represents little risk for the franchise and would even help to make the fans happy. After they've suffered for several years because of poor performance, why not shell out a little extra cash to give them what they want?
Tebow would give the Jaguars franchise a face. Even if he's only under center for a season or two, Tebow would instantly become one of the more popular players on the team.
Heck, he may even pan out, and the Jaguars could have their quarterback for the next several seasons. He really hasn't been given all that much time at this level to figure it out, so learning on the fly on a team destined to lose could be a win-win for both parties.
Signing Tebow is not a bad move for the Jaguars. What's the worst that could happen? The Jaguars are already on pace for 0-16 and, at the very least, signing him will give the fans what they want.
There really is nothing at all to lose.
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