Tim Tebow could be headed home to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars are attempting to trade for Tebow, according to Steve Wrigley from Jacksonville TV station WTEV Action Sports. This isn’t the first time that Tebow has been linked to his hometown of Jacksonville. Jaguars owner Shad Khan said that he would have drafted the former Florida Gators’ quarterback. The trade deadline was pushed back from Tuesday to Thursday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Jacksonville has been among the lowest teams in the NFL in attendance for years, and Tebow could certainly boost that number. EverBank Field — one of the largest stadiums in the league — has tarped off nearly 10,000 seats to lower their capacity from 76,867 to 67,246 to prevent local television blackouts. The Jaguars have also been a team rumored to move to Los Angeles.
Jacksonville drafted quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the first round last April, so it’s unknown whether Tebow would play quarterback with the Jaguars, or serve a similar role as he has with the Jets as a punt protector/"wildcat" quarterback/running back.
Tebow has hardly been utilized in New York, despite their 3-5 record. He’s completed two passes on three attempts for 32 yards. He’s also run the ball 23 times for 78 yards. Tebow led the Broncos to a 7-4 record last year and a trip to the AFC Divisional Round in the playoffs, where they lost to the Patriots. The Jaguars have started the season 1-6 this year.