Rumors Fly About Tim Tebow to the Jaguars and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Nate Dunlevy@NateDunlevyGuest ColumnistOctober 31, 2012

If Tebow came to the Jaguars, he wouldn't do much of this.
If Tebow came to the Jaguars, he wouldn't do much of this.Jim Rogash/Getty Images

The world will not rest until Tim Tebow is in Black and Teal.

Steve Wrigley of Action News (CBS 47 in Jacksonville) reports via unnamed sources that the Jaguars are in the midst of talks with the New York Jets to acquire Tim Tebow.

After making a smart trade to unload Mike Thomas—one Adam Stites of Big Cat Country rightly defined as a win for the Jaguars regardless of how the rest of Thomas' career pans out—the Jaguars would be making a massive mistake to even ask after Tebow.

With Blaine Gabbert finally showing vague signs of competence, what possible sense would it make to inject the drama that would follow Tebow into that equation?

Even if Tebow came to play running back for the Jaguars, the calls for the end of the Gabbert era would resound from many corners of Jaguars/Gators (Jagator) Nation.

There would be no football benefit to this trade. It would only serve to guarantee ticket sales for the rest of the season.

From a strictly financial point of view, the deal could make sense if the bean counters determine that a bump in revenue would out-strip the cost of Tebow's salary.

Given that the team isn't making the playoffs anyway, gaining extra revenue wouldn't be an ignoble purpose for the rest of the season.

If Shad Khan is determined to start fresh with a new regime at the end of this season, ushering out Gene Smith and potentially Mike Mularkey and Blaine Gabbert with him, this move makes sense.

In all other respects, it would be insanity.


General Interest

Pro Football Focus posts their midseason All-Pro team.

Neil Paine of Football Perspective gives us a math-intensive post on win probabilities.

The Bleacher Report Lead Writers pick Week 9.

Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts runs down all the comebacks from Week 8.


Houston Texans

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle outlines the Texans' path to the playoffs.


Indianapolis Colts

I interviewed Reggie Wayne for Colts Authority.

Phil B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star has five storylines to watch.

The Daily What posts a heartwarming video of a dying Colts fan's amazing day.

Marcus Dugan of Colts Authority posts a notebook.


Tennessee Titans

Jimmy Morris of Music City Miracles outlines a blown screen that could have saved the Titans.

Music City Miracles looks at a big run against the Titans defense, and the author wonders if Jerry Gray is just guessing.

John Glennon of the Tennessean posts five plays that define the season for the Titans.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Paul Kuharsky of says the Jaguars moved too soon to re-sign Thomas; now he's been traded.

Chase Stuart of Football Perspective says Mike Mularkey didn't hurt the Jaguars by going for two.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union outlines why Thomas was expendable.