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READER POLL: Should the Jaguars Draft Tim Tebow?

tim_tebowWith the start of the NFL Draft now only hours away, speculation about where former Gator Tim Tebow will be drafted.

Tebow played quarterback for Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where he became a Division I-A recruit ranked among the top quarterback prospects in the nation as a high school senior.

In college at the University of Florida, Tebow was a dual threat quarterback adept at rushing and passing the football. He led his team to two national championships and counts a Heisman Trophy among his many awards.

When it comes to the NFL Draft, there is a split of opinion...

According to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, he could "revolutionize" the pro game. Says Gruden: "Tim Tebow is 250 pounds, and he's the strongest human being that's ever played the position. He can throw well enough at any level."

Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said he would pick Tebow with a top 10 pick, and would take him over any quarterback in the 2010 draft.

On the other hand, NFL analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. believes Tebow does not have the intangibles to play quarterback in the NFL.

"I don't think he can be a fulltime quarterback. I don't think he can be the quarterback of the future for you, but I do think in the third round, maybe the second round, he'll be the same as Pat White," said Kiper.

One thing is for certain, drafting Tebow would likely bring a lot of Gator fans into the stadium and help out an NFL franchise that has struggled mightily to avoid television black-outs.

We want to know what you think! Should Jacksonville actively pursue Tim Tebow and if so, under what circumstances should he be targeted for the draft?


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  1. Yes, draft him if for no othere reason than it would boost our ticket sales! LOL I can guarantee less blackouts.
    Besides, what could he do, make the Jaguars worse?
    I still love the Jags!

  2. Draft him
    Yes

  3. let me know the results. We need defensive pass rushers first and a free safety then look for a quarterback. In two years we could be contenders.

  4. Draft Teebow, BUT ALSO HIRE Mark Brunell, who is currently looking for a one year contract. Teebow is a lefty. Brunell is also a lefty. Hire Mark as a backup QB, but his prime job function would be as a quarterback coach, thus also easing the transition for Teebow to the NFL. Teebow fills the stadium, Brunell can retire as a Jag, wayne Weaver gets his $$, and Jack will still have no clue.

    Sounds like a plan!

    • I completely agree on every level, good idea with the Brunell thing, have not heard that before

      • I am a Dolpins fan too, I really don't care for the Jags, but if they draft Tebow, Jags will have another fan in the stands

  5. If the Jags pick Clausen when Tim is available, I will forget the Jag's even exist. Sorry!

  6. Are we ever going to end this obsession with St. Tim? The media is going and talk and write the Jaguars out of town with this incessant blather! Sure, there's interest in the football future of a fine young man. But all the hype isn't doing the Jaguars' franchise and its future any favors. The team is now in a difficult, if not impossible, position. Tim himself might be, too, for that matter. Second-guessing the decision, whatever it is, will become an art form in itself. I can only imagine all that's in store beginning next week: stories ad nausea about the selection, reactions, spring workouts, training camp, pre-season, opening of the regular season ... yada yada yada. Meanwhile, the fortunes of the Jaguars' players will get short shrift. Exactly what is not needed for a franchise that needs to solidify its fan base in what remains a UF college football town.

  7. Your dad-gummed right the Jaguars should draft him, if the jaguars plan on being a Florida team. There would be no better ticket draw than a home-town boy with a team built around him. Tebo's no dummy and he can play football. Let those who think that bumble bees can't fly, have the Monday morning blues.

    It takes a whole team to win games, not just one guy. Put the coaches to work so that he doesn't fail. Put that money where it belongs, in the hands of the offensive line. There's plenty enough to go around.

    Marketing sells tickets. You want to sell tickets, make the Jaguars home-town heroes, win or lose. You can start by playing home-town boys, good boys. How often does this opportunity roll around?

  8. Could care less if possible. Wouldn't spend 10 cents to see the Jaguars.