New Jacksonville Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell has made it clear that Tim Tebow is welcome to come to Jacksonville to visit his parents but he’ll have to find NFL employment elsewhere.
One would think the Jags, who’ve struggled with attendance, would look at Tebow as a way to sell tickets. It’s easy to see how the rumor has picked up steam but Caldwell squashed those dreams in his introductory press conference.
''I can't imagine a scenario in which he'll be a Jacksonville Jaguar – even if he's released,'' Caldwell said.
It appears Jags owner Shad Khan is riding with his GM even though he wanted Tebow last year.
''It's not my decision,'' Khan said. ''I want to do whatever to help this team win. Who the players are is really the general manager's and coaches' – it's a football-side operation decision. It's really not my decision.''
You have to respect the Khan for empowering Caldwell to make decisions that go against his own wishes. Most teams in the Jags situation would take on the side show that is Tebow for the sake of filling seats.
Khan and Caldwell are convinced they can build a winner and they’ll fill the seats without the circus antics. But what does this say about Tebow when a team with Blaine Gabbert as their starting QB won’t take a look at you?