I can understand bad choices even when the front office thinks they are getting a good player. Those are football decisions and happen all the time. A bad football decision tends to be a problem but not destructive. To bring in Tebow is not going to be a "football decision". There is no legitimate argument that can be made. You can't compare Gabbert to Tebow. Tebow has been in the league for two seasons. He had a season and a half of practice time under his belt before he became stater and was still week. Gabbert had little more than a few weeks and was thrown into a situation much worse than Tebow was in last year. Gabbert needed a lot more time and was not able to get it.
I've been a Jags fan since the team was born. I partied in Jax on the day the announcement was made. Heck, I was even in the Gator Bowl during those old days of "Colts Fever", I have since moved out of Jax but try to make a few games a year since the cost of driving and time to attend games are significant and i can't justify season tickets. I love supporting a team that plays hard and makes decisions to improve the team and the product. This brings us to the Tebow Dilema.
Tebow would be fine to bring in for a situational player if his situation was normal. Unfortunately, this is not the case. What is attached to Tebow, and not his own fault at all, is a clown car. A clown car of crazy fans who put faith above ability and want to use Tebow to spread the word. I am a Methodist. I appreciate Tebow's faith but you will have to excuse me when I say that God does not care about football! Yes, faith is powerful but so are abilities, God given abilities. Tebow has a lot, just not necessarily as a starting NFL QB. And this is where the nexus of the problem is.
When you have a small group of loud and determined fans who will chant TEBOW every single time Gabbert misses a receiver, it will become a disruption and a circus. The circus never ends, it only grows and it grows at the detriment to the team and non-Tebow fanatics as a whole. I would love to see Tebow as a situational player in a perfect world. But there are too many outside distractions from the clown car that would make the situation a negative. I won't go to games if I have to deal with hearing people calling for Tebow to play when he shouldn't be. I won't even bother getting NFL Sunday Ticket for the games I won't be at to avoid it.
I have nothing against Tim Tebow the person. I think he is a great person to be looked up to. It is the fanatical fan base that follows him and have turned him into the "Golden Calf" of sports and perverted the whole idea of faith to the point that I don't want to be involved with the spectacle it will create. Tim Tebow needs to go to an environment where he can work on his skills and learn without having to pressure the team into making him a starting QB. That is the only place he would not be a disruptive force. Denver, Green Bay and New England are really the only places that would be beneficial for Tebow in the long term. Tim Tebow coming to Jacksonville would be MAD: Mutually Assured Destruction).