Jaguars fans demand Tim Tebow at 3:16 p.m. Monday | News
A group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans will convene at EverBank Field
at 3:16 p.m. on Monday for a three hour, 16 minute rally to encourage
the team to sign Tim Tebow. The start time and rally length are a
presumed nod to Tebow's favored Bible verse, "John 3:16," but, who
knows, it could also be a reference to his anticipated quarterback
rating if he ends up getting signed.
The 0-2 Jaguars scored 11 total points in their first two games
with quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. This poor start,
coupled with a healthy dose of delusion, is enough to make some fans
think Tebow is their franchise savior.
"Love him or hate him [...] Tim Tebow behind center in a Jacksonville
Jaguar uniform would change everything," the awkwardly-named group "Jags-Tebow, Why Not" writes on Facebook.
Yes, it would change everything. For starters, it'd make fans wistful for the Blaine Gabbert era.
Tebow is a state hero from his high school and college days in
Florida. He was cut by the New England Patriots at the end of training
camp. Since then, he's fielded offers from Kiss's Arena League franchise and a football team in Russia, but has had little interest from NFL teams, including the Jags.
Though it's telling that the two people from the photo above feel
compelled to cover their faces while advocating for a Tebow signing,
their "Why Not?" slogan raises a decent question. Seriously, what do the
Jags have to lose by signing Tebow? They'll sell some more tickets,
will get some national media attention and won't force television stations to apologize for airing their games. It's victory all around, excepting for the games Tebow would play, of course.