Why the Jaguars Should Go to a Triple-Option Offense

Kyle PomerleauContributor IJanuary 31, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are in need of a substantial change. Their stadium is almost never sold out and they are one of the franchises that is being considered to move to Los Angeles. A lot of talk has been going around about the Jaguars drafting Tim Tebow because he was a Florida Gator and would give the Jaguars a lot of publicity. I like this Idea and would like to combine it with one of my own: The Jacksonville Jaguars should add a Triple Option package to their playbook.

Jacksonville's offense has plenty of playmakers (Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike Sims-Walker) but ranked only 18th in the league in total offense. Also, their franchise quarterback, David Garrard, is 31 and not getting any younger.

The Triple Option has worked for College Offenses such as Navy and has enabled them to beat teams with highly scouted players, such as Notre Dame. Maurice Jones-Drew taking a pitch from Tim Tebow in the open field would be unstoppable. Imagine Tebow faking a toss to Jones-Drew, rolling to the right and either running it or gunning a pass to Mike Sims-Walker.

Because of Tebow's horrible performance at the Senior Bowl, many scouts are thinking his draft stock will plummet. The Jaguars could get him in the second-fourth round. Many people also think he couldn't be a pure NFL QB. Converting him to a Triple Option QB could be another opportunity for him.

By drafting Tebow and using the Triple-Option with him on occasion, the Jaguars would have a very dynamic offense. Having Tebow would also attract new fans to their stadium and they won't have to move from Jacksonville.