With Jaguars owner Shad Khan understandably desperate to put fans in the seats at EverBank Field, it is “a virtual certainty” that useless New York Jets employee Tim Tebow will play quarterback in Jacksonville next autumn.
Tebow, who the Broncos took out of the University of Florida with the 25th overall pick in the 2010 draft, led Denver to a 7-4 record under center and propelled the team to a stunning 29-23 victory in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs last winter.
The winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy became expendable in March when former Indianapolis Colts icon Peyton Manning signed a five-year, $96 million contract to compete in “The Mile-High City.”
Shortly thereafter, acting quickly and without a shred of thought, Gang Green insanely decided to acquire Tebow and a seventh-round pick from Denver for a fourth and sixth-round selection in the 2012 draft.
Inexplicably enabling the porous performances of passer Mark Sanchez, Jets coaches staunchly refused to even provide Tebow an opportunity and the erratic southpaw will be axed within the next three months.
“Sometimes, things just happen out of your control,” said Tebow, 25, a native of the Jacksonville area who completed a putrid 46.5 percent of his 271 pass attempts in 2011. “Obviously, you might not be pleased with them or happy about it, but you just try to handle it as best you can.”
The 63-year-old Khan, a Pakistani-born American businessman who purchased the Jags from Wayne Weaver in November 2011, will make Tebow “pleased.”
Despite throwing like a glorified version of Corky Thatcher, Tebow is a proven winner on both the collegiate and professional levels and the polarizing lefty will greatly improve Jacksonville’s success on the gridiron and attendance in the stands.
Expect Tim Tebow to quiet naysayers and “handle” everything he encounters as the Jaguars leader in the “The Bold New City of the South.”by