In the 2011 NFL football wagering season, YouWager bettors saw Tim Tebow get to a point where he was only two victories from the Super Bowl. However, he may now be a quarterback without a team. NFL analysts expect the New York Jets to let him go, after a season in which he saw little action. Now word comes that he is not wanted in his home town for the Jacksonville Jaguars either. Many in the sports betting public have assumed this would be a good fit for the former Florida Gators star.
David Caldwell, the new general manager of the Jaguars shot down the possibility recently. Caldwell told a YouWager news source, ”I can’t imagine a scenario in which he’ll be a Jacksonville Jaguar – even if he’s released.”
Shahid “Shad” Khan, the owner of the Jaguars, made an overture last year, but now the Pakistani-born billionaire says it’s up to Caldwell. ”It’s not my decision. I want to do whatever to help this team win. Who the players are is really the general manager’s and coaches’ – it’s a football-side operation decision. It’s really not my decision,” Khan told YouWager’s source, ”I’m telling them to take a look at Tebow and they’re saying, ‘We’re going to go in a different direction. That’s the difference.”
As YouWager’s college football betting fans will remember, Tebow helped Florida win two national championships. This fostered the hope, for a few years, that the Sunshine state sensation would help save the Jaguars from mediocrity, sell lots of tickets, and maybe even lead them to a Super Bowl. Then there was his religious appeal.
Jacksonville first passed on Tebow in 2010 because Gene Smith, the franchise’s former general manager, didn’t see the young man as an answer to their problems. When Khan assumed ownership, and the Denver Broncos looked to trade Tebow, Khan pushed Smith to make offers. At the time, an NFL forecaster at YouWager says Jacksonville offered a fourth-round pick and $3 million of the $5 million in salary that Denver had paid Tebow. This was more than the $2.5 million the New York Jets offered to pay. But the talks fell apart.
Supposedly, YouWager’s NFL expert says, the Broncos allowed Tebow to make his own choice. Tebow went to the Jets because he thought he had an opportunity to compete for the QB job there, with Mark Sanchez than Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. But as all sportsbook bettors know, New York didn’t really manage to incorporate Tebow into the mix. Tony Sparano, New York’s offensive coordinator, didn’t seem to know what to do with the former Heisman trophy winner, YouWager’s analyst says. Tebow was not effective in the Jets wildcat formation. He only made 102 yards rushing and passed for 6 out of 8 throws, for 39 yards, with no touchdowns.
What’s next for football’s most famous Christian? Another backup job? The CFL? Even Tebow doesn’t know. ”I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future,” the young man told a YouWager source. “And, in that, there is a lot of peace and a lot of comfort.”