Jaguars fans pushing for team to sign Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow in action against the Giants Thursday.  Credit: Getty Images
Tim Tebow was really, really bad this preseason.
Credit: Getty Images

If you didn’t catch Tim Tebow playing for the Patriots this preseason, let me sum it up: He sucked.

And yet, if you haven’t seen the Jaguars this season, let me sum it up: They suck.

So maybe you have the perfect marriage of suckitude with Jaguars fans now pushing the team to sign Tebow, because “Why not?” No, literally, that’s their slogan.

A group of fans, and we can’t prove it’s more than two (which technically doesn’t really constitute a group), has thrown up a GeoCities-level website to push for their team to bring in Tebow. They will hold a rally for three hours and 16 minutes starting today, Sept. 16, at 3:16 p.m. Those are references to Bible passage John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”), if you aren’t familiar.

They’re also taking donations. I’m not sure for what exactly, but if you feel like flushing money down the toilet go ahead and send some. It’d be a fitting tribute to all the millions of dollars already flushed down the toilet on Tebow’s career.

As someone who watched every Jets game last season, let me tell you how bad Tebow was — and is. Very bad. In the preseason for the Pats, Tebow was 11-of-30 (36.7 percent) for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He had minus-1 yards passing against the Buccaneers.

But Jacksonville, Tebow’s hometown, is 0-2, starter Blaine Gabbert is hurt (and stunk when he wasn’t) and basically have nothing to lose.

You know a team is in trouble when their local CBS affiliate actually apologizes for having to air their game Sunday instead of the Manning Bowl.

Even Magic Johnson is pushing for the Jags to sign Tebow!

Listen to Magic, Jacksonville. We could all use a laugh.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. True story, current Jags starter Chad Henne is the only QB to beat Tebow in a bowl game (Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1, 2008).



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

FDNY debuts new fire simulator for blazes at…

The New York City Fire Department christened its newest, state-of-the-art, custom-built simulator at its training academy on Randall's Island Tuesday.

Local

Bronx cop saves baby who stopped breathing

A Bronx police officer is credited with saving the life of a 2-month-old baby who stopped breathing Tuesday morning. Police Officer Johnny Castillo, 38, was…

Local

Brewer celebrates Women's Equality Day with voter pledge

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer celebrated Women’s Equality Day Tuesday by pledging to register at least five women voters before the Oct. 10 deadline. Brewer…

Local

NYPD looking for lewd D train rider

The NYPD is enlisting the public’s help to find a man they say performed a lewd act on the D train Saturday evening. The incident…

Entertainment

QUIZ: How many English words do you actually…

Are you as smart as you say you are? Are you a word nerd? Take this quick vocabulary test to find out if you're a true wordsmith. Good luck.

Television

'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Season 5, Episode 12,…

If you've wondered whether Ali and Bethany knew each other, you got an answer tonight: Yes, and in a very tangled way. But many lingering…

Entertainment

Cymbals Eat Guitars Have Everything to 'LOSE'

At its most basic level, a rock band can be thought of as a family, a group of people selflessly devoted to a cause. When…

Entertainment

"Bachelor in Paradise" recap: Episode 4, 'Week Four'

Some things are hard to watch in a “Human Centipede” sort of way. Other things in an “American History X” sort of way. Does “Bachelor…

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

NFL

Dimitri Patterson suspended only for rest of preseason…

Dimitri Patterson ended up getting just a slap on the wrist.

Sports

Eugenie Bouchard excited for 'rowdy' fans at US…

Eugenie Bouchard is sure to endear herself to New York's tennis faithful as she tries to win her first grand slam title across the next two weeks.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Angels and A's still at…

MLB Power Rankings: Angels and A's still at top, Nationals climb

Wellbeing

Who is having the most orgasms?

  Single lesbians report having orgasms more often than heterosexual women but both gay and straight men still come out on top of the climax…

Home

Jonathan Adler shares his tips for a great…

Jonathan Adler took a break from boogie boarding at his beach house to tell us how to keep that Labor Day party festive.

Travel

Most popular Labor Day weekend destinations

Priceline.com released its Top 20 destinations for the end of summer, including Labor Day weekend. If you’re heading to any of these spots, expect a…

Wellbeing

Working your way to type 2 diabetes: Job…

When it comes to type 2 diabetes, a stressful job can be as risky for your health as a bad diet and no exercise. A…