We’re all pretty certain that Tim Tebow’s uneventful time with the NY Jets will come to end after this season. It was reported that he would seek a trade and it was also reported that the Jets planned to trade or release him. What wasn’t certain however is where he would end up next. Read more after the jump.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Saturday that it’s “a virtual certainty” Tebow will play for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. When the Denver Broncos first acquired Peyton Manning they worked out two landing spots for Tebow giving him the choice to choose between the Jets and the Jaguars. Tebow surprisingly chose the Jets, a decision which has obviously backfired on him.
Mortensen reported that the Jets plan to honor Tebow’s eventual request to be released. He would become an unrestricted free agent at that point. Now he has the opportunity yet again to join the Jaguars a place where he’s extremely popular since he’s from the region.
With Blaine Gabbert reaching oblivion and Chad Henne not being the answer, Tebow has a great chance of becoming the starting quarterback.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan wants to bring excitement to his franchise, and Tebow would provide it — at least initially. Tebow would sell tickets, and don’t be surprised if this speculation originated out of the Jacksonville camp. Whether he’d actually help improve the meandering Jaguars is another discussion entirely.