Despite some rumors swirling that New York Jets personal punt returner Tim Tebow could be moved to the Jacksonville Jaguars before the NFL’s Thursday evening trade deadline, the two sides have engaged in no trade talks and a trade is not going to happen.
Action News WTEV in Jacksonville reported last night that the Jaguars were set to make a play for Tebow. They attributed the report to unnamed sources and said that Jags owner Shad Khan and General Manager Gene Smith could not be reached for comment.
The unnamed sources were dead wrong.
The rumors began to swirl that the Jaguars would be making a play for their hometown hero whenever reports surfaced that Tebow was visiting the Jacksonville area. While the visit to Jacksonville is what sparked trade rumors, Tebow was simply in the area visiting his family and friends during the Jets’ bye week.
There was not much interest in Tebow’s services during the offseason when the Denver Broncos put him on the trade block so it would make no sense for a team to make a play for a guy who has rarely seen the field.
While Tebow’s fans would love to see him get a shot to run a franchise, that opportunity won’t be coming in Jacksonville. However, he could find his way under center if the Jets implosion continues.