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Can Tim Tebow actually help the Jaguars?

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11:03 PM ET 12.24 | One of the biggest stories this upcoming offseason revolves around Tim Tebow and where he will play next year. But while news broke this weekend that it's a "virtual certainty" that Tebow will be on the Jacksonville Jaguars' 2013 roster, the question becomes, can he actually help or is this ESPN and other Tebow ragers blowing up a minor roster move? The first thing we must acknowledge is, if we want to watch the NFL, we're going to have to put up with Tim Tebow. It's beyond apparent at this point that we can't avoid Tebow. Even when he's sitting on the bench we have to hear about him so it's just time to deal with him like he's an annoying in-law at the family Christmas party. The least Tebow can do is be good so he's tolerable.

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December 25, 2012  12:12 AM ET
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Yes he can.

He would be an asset for any team smart enough to know how to use him.

Jets are not that team.

Agreed! Merry Christmas Dole and all of FanNation...

December 25, 2012  02:33 AM ET

After seeing what he did in Denver, someone has to just let him go into the camp as the starter and take it from day 1. Maybe try to develop him as a passer instead of sitting him on the bench, just to run that **** wildcat crap that wasn't fooling anyone in NY this year? There's no stud qb coming out this year, I'm sure a team like KC or Buffalo can use their top pick on an offensive linemen or defensive player, and at the worst, let Tebow be a punching bag for a year.

December 25, 2012  02:34 AM ET

Will he play for the Jags. That is the question

December 25, 2012  02:34 AM ET
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After seeing what he did in Denver, someone has to just let him go into the camp as the starter and take it from day 1. Maybe try to develop him as a passer instead of sitting him on the bench, just to run that **** wildcat crap that wasn't fooling anyone in NY this year? There's no stud qb coming out this year, I'm sure a team like KC or Buffalo can use their top pick on an offensive linemen or defensive player, and at the worst, let Tebow be a punching bag for a year.

Or maybe even a team gets lucky and Tebow blossoms under them?

December 25, 2012  06:17 AM ET

No. Tebow has a limited skill set, there is not one single OC or HC in the league who's first option would be to start Tebow. His limited skill set, which in English speak means "not a very good passer", limits a teams playbook. There is NO OC or HC who wants to put his job on the line for that. Everyone kind of forgets how terrible he actually played in the first 3 quarters of most of his starts. Look, clearly there is no NFL team other than the Jaguars that is even remotely interested in him, and that probably has more to do with the owner than the coaching staff. The Jets are going to try to trade him at the end of the season or cut him. They have zero need for him after he refused to play in the wildcat this week. The Jaguars no longer need him to fill seats, they haven't blacked out a game in about 2 years now. Look I'm not saying he's a bad player, I'm saying that there are no coaching staffs that want to run that kind of offense. Maybe if Paul Johnson was hired by an NFL team, but other than that, not likely.

December 25, 2012  10:02 AM ET

How do you know, he hasn't played. When they put him in once a game do ya think everyone ont the field doesn't know he is going to run it ? He gets pounded, Rex smiles and pulls him, Sanchez either fumble or throws a pick

December 25, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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After seeing what he did in Denver, someone has to just let him go into the camp as the starter and take it from day 1. Maybe try to develop him as a passer instead of sitting him on the bench, just to run that **** wildcat crap that wasn't fooling anyone in NY this year? There's no stud qb coming out this year, I'm sure a team like KC or Buffalo can use their top pick on an offensive linemen or defensive player, and at the worst, let Tebow be a punching bag for a year.

Tebow was never given a full training camp in Denver as the starter, he was misled in New York...why not give him a shot? He's got two national championships and a Heisman, there just might be something there.

December 25, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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Will he play for the Jags. That is the question

If Khan is as smart as everybody says he is he'll be there. He's got to fill the seats, Tebow would do that. Look at this comment board....when there's a Tebow thread the comments are five times what they normally are.

December 25, 2012  10:37 AM ET

Selling tickets is the only way he will help Jax. HUGE Gators fan here but I'm real too...Tebow will never be a good NFL QB..face it

December 25, 2012  10:43 AM ET
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If Khan is as smart as everybody says he is he'll be there. He's got to fill the seats, Tebow would do that. Look at this comment board....when there's a Tebow thread the comments are five times what they normally are.

Yeah but will the big time christian play for a muslim?

December 25, 2012  10:46 AM ET

What I find to be truly stupid is a hack writer that continues to write about Tebow even when Tebow does nothing is whinning about hearing about Tebow.

December 25, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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Yeah but will the big time christian play for a muslim?

Good question. Which is it...cash or conscience?

December 25, 2012  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Good question. Which is it...cash or conscience?

Don't really think Tebow will ever be in need of money...but as a christian, he will always be a missionary for his faith...what better place to go than a team owned by a muslim........plus help the town of Jacksonville fill that stadium, until the notoriety dies down and he actually has to win football games...that is the unkown until some team gives him time to develope at the beginning of traing camp...

December 25, 2012  11:27 AM ET

The hack writer is obviously a secular agnostic/atheist that is threatened by any public display of religion. Perhaps we should respect Tim Tebow as a football player who is a good man and a good example for our society is general.

December 25, 2012  11:43 AM ET
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Tebow was never given a full training camp in Denver as the starter, he was misled in New York...why not give him a shot? He's got two national championships and a Heisman, there just might be something there.

Just about every starter in Florida went pro so Tebow was surrounded by superior players, that's why he he has 2 "championships". I believe if Tebow could play, he'd be playing. NFL coaches put the best out there don't they? JAX won't touch him because he's not beating out Henne or Gabbert so why import a circus that doesn't translate to wins? If he wasn't such a ****, I'd feel sorry for him.

December 25, 2012  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Good question. Which is it...cash or conscience?

The second for sure. Whatever else he is, he is a christian first

December 25, 2012  11:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Tebow was never given a full training camp in Denver as the starter, he was misled in New York...why not give him a shot? He's got two national championships and a Heisman, there just might be something there.

Just about every starter in Florida went pro so Tebow was surrounded by superior players, that's why he he has 2 "championships". I believe if Tebow could play, he'd be playing. NFL coaches put the best out there don't they? JAX won't touch him because he's not beating out Henne or Gabbert so why import a circus that doesn't translate to wins? If he wasn't such a ****, I'd feel sorry for him.

December 25, 2012  01:02 PM ET

A good example? Lying to children about some dude that never existed? Tebow is an uneducated dolt. Egyptians had the EXACT story of "Jesus" thousands of years before the Romans invented him. Horus was is name. Feel free to look it up. Let's not forget how close the country came to having someone even dumber than GW Bush as a VP largely because of all the moron zealots in middle America. NOT good for society in general.

 
December 25, 2012  01:04 PM ET
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Just about every starter in Florida went pro so Tebow was surrounded by superior players, that's why he he has 2 "championships". I believe if Tebow could play, he'd be playing. NFL coaches put the best out there don't they? JAX won't touch him because he's not beating out Henne or Gabbert so why import a circus that doesn't translate to wins? If he wasn't such a ****, I'd feel sorry for him.

Not really on a Tebow crusade but a big supporter of facts. In Denver NO ONE on the coaching staff or in management wanted him to play. Only after Orton was awful the coach begrudgingly put him in and they made the play offs. Mostly due to great defensive play, great kicking and some fortunate breaks. But, they did win. Then they beat Pittsburgh in the first round and Tebow threw for 316 and 2 TDs. Decent for a guy who can't play the position and whose coaches and GM don't want him. They got hammered by New England but doesn't just about everybody at some point? In New York he was substituted into games at the worst possible times and the plays numbscull Sparano called were laughable. It was obvious RR didn't want him and the trade must have been Woodys' idea. My point is whether you like him or not he's never had the support, coaching and encouragement of his teams' management or coaching staff and still helped a team get to the playoffs. Why not find out legitimately if the guy can really play? To your point about him being a jerk....not sure what he does that makes you say that but if you're angry with him because he's a Christian I'm not sure that's his issue.

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