Fla. Gov. Wants Tebow To Be Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist thinks Tim Tebow could be the answer to the Jacksonville Jaguars attendance problems.

Crist said Monday that he's talked with the Jaguars ownership about taking the celebrated Florida quarterback in the NFL draft next April as a means to sell more season tickets and keep the team from moving out of Jacksonville.

Former ECU quarterback David Garrard is the current Jaguars QB.

About 17,000 fans chose not to renew their season tickets this year, many citing the economic climate. About 30,000 seats were empty Sunday for Jacksonville's 23-18 victory over Houston.

Tebow, who grew up in Jacksonville, won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and led the Gators to a national championship last year.


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  • by Sam Location: Over Here on Dec 10, 2009 at 08:08 AM
    How about Garrard go to the Panthers and the Redskins take Jake Delhomme from the Panthers. That's a deal there. Garrard is a NC native and would be a perfect fit in the Queen City.
  • by Brando Location: Greenville on Dec 8, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    I think Charlie Crist needs to start worrying about being the quaterback for his own state before he worries about who is throwing passes for the Jags. He must have a personal investment in the Jags because there are two OTHER NFL teams in Florida that could use a quarterback more than the Jags. Miami has a steadily hurt Chad Pennington and I honestly couldn't tell you who the Tampa Bay QB is. Go ahead let the Jags draft Tebow so he can show how unadaptable he is to the NFL game. Please Please Please send Garrard past Charlotte and up to the Redskins.
  • by Sam Location: Over Yonder on Dec 8, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    This Florida governor is an idiot and has made me mad. The Jaguars are set with David Garrard, plus the Panthers have been looking at Tim Tebow. This is the deal, I would rather have Garrard than Tebow, but would rather have either one than Jake the Cajun Snake. Ray, if you think Garrard is terrible, why don't you look at names like Kitna, Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, Alex Smith, and Jamarcus Russel and see if they have even ever taken their team to the playoffs EVER.
  • by Ray Location: Gville on Dec 8, 2009 at 07:15 AM
    Garrard is terrible. I think Tebow would be a perfect fit in Jax.
  • by Oh No way Location: Greenville on Dec 8, 2009 at 04:43 AM
    Tim Tebow is a twisted sick individual who wants every male circumcised no matter what; even when not medically neccessary...what a sick guy.
  • by PL Location: PLYMOUTH on Dec 7, 2009 at 08:16 PM
    Crist is a Republican and a confused one at that so what do you expect? Josh, I like your thinking there. I think David would be great for the Panthers!
  • by TW on Dec 7, 2009 at 07:55 PM
    Wow, 1st Charlie is being challenged on the right, now he goes all desperate with political pandering by making obviously bad NFL talent observations. Like someone else has said, Tebow is a great college quarterback, but does not have the arm or talent for the NFL. But, Crist gets to score cheap political points in Fla. by makin such a statement. I'd love to have David Garrard with the Panthers though.
  • by Bob on Dec 7, 2009 at 07:23 PM
    Don't government officials have more to do than to try to run sports franchises??
  • by Pirate Location: Greenville on Dec 7, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    Jags have a QB, David Garrard. Tebow is not an NFL QB.
  • by Josh Location: Roper on Dec 7, 2009 at 06:45 PM
    Well, I think the new way to spell moron is CRIST....I can't believe anyone would go out and say something like that. BUT...if Jacksonville wants to get rid of David, maybe he just needs to come on home to NC and take over the Panthers job.
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