Mock Draft--Please Read ALL
17. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Pro Football Talk recently published a story speculating that the NFL owners have agreed to allow Tim Tebow to slide all the way down to Jacksonville in the 2010 NFL Draft. There's no question that Tebow needs to fix certain things in his game, including his footwork, release and comfort in a pro-style offense. However, he's the only one who can save the Jaguars.
You'd expect any 7-6 NFL team to be able to sell out home games. However, that's not the case in Jacksonville. Thousands of seats are empty every Sunday. The exception was the Dolphins game, where 60,000 people filled the seats. Unfortunately, most of them were Miami fans. When the Dolphins scored a touchdown, it seemed as though everyone in the stands stood up and cheered. It was pathetic.
Some experts believe Tebow won't be able to transition to the NFL. I don't completely agree with them - Alex Smith and Vince Young's improvement has strengthened my argument - but it's not about Tebow being an NFL quarterback here, and it has absolutely nothing to do with his draft stock.
This selection simply makes all the sense in the world because Tebow is an iconic figure in Florida, and thousands of people would go to every Jaguars game just to see him. Football is a business, and Tebow would be a tremendous financial investment for Wayne Weaver.
--Im about to go look up the PFT Article. This is ludicrous. Has anything such as this supposed act ever been done before?