Silly Jacksonville Jaguars fans — don’t you know that the only being with the power to get Tim Tebow on an NFL roster is God Himself? And since Tebow is still a free agent a week after being cut by the New York Jets, and no NFL teams appear to have any interest in signing him, it’s looking more and more like even the big man upstairs can’t work miracles when the quarterback in question is so, so bad at being a quarterback.
Don’t try to tell this to the people down in Jacksonville, Fla., though. Near the holy place where Tebow grew up, there are still pockets of supporters who would love to see him on the hometown field this fall. Feeling powerless to actually make it happen, some of these disciples have resorted to begging President Obama to make it happen.
In a petition on WhiteHouse.gov that has since been removed for violating that site’s terms of service (because it’s not an important issue facing the nation), Jaguars fans asked President Obama to call up Jaguars general manager David Caldwell and try to convince him to sign Tebow. You know, like a totally normal thing for the POTUS to do in his free time.
This is what the petition said:
Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow. However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening. If the Jaguars sign & START Tebow, home games will be sold out, sales will spike, the team will win and the fans will be happy.Mr. Caldwell is ignoring lots of facts about the misunderstood Tim Tebow while in Denver: Passer rating of 125.6 is highest ever in Broncos postseason history. Most yards per completion (31.6) in NFL playoff history.100.5 QB rating is best ever for a Broncos QB in his first start.Third most passing yards in a game by a Bronco rookie QB. (308, in his 2nd start), First 15+ point comeback in the final 3 minutes of an NFL game since the merger,7 game winning drives in just 16 games!
Despite a roster equipped with quite possibly the worst quarterbacks in the NFL (Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne), the Jaguars have made it very clear that they have no interest in bringing Tebow back to his home state to play football. No frivolous petition to the leader of the free world is going to change that.