It’s been thought for the longest time that the Jags and their fans wanted a fresh start at QB, and that the player to get them there would be Florida QB Tim Tebow.
Not so fast.
At least the Jag fans are not all in favor of getting Tebow, as today’s Times-Union reports that fans have spoken out, and they DON’T want the Jags to spend a pick on the hometown QB:
The conventional wisdom that Jaguars fans want the team to draft former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow might not be accurate. During the team’s first telephone Fan Forum with general manager Gene Smith on Tuesday night, an event limited to season-ticket holders, fans were asked if the team should draft Tebow.
Of the 800 fans who voted by phone, the answer was no by a 55 percent to 45 percent margin.
Vic Ketchman, the senior editor of jaguars.com who gave the fans’ questions to Smith, said he was “stunned” by the result. In the past, Ketchman has suggested that Tebow would have a better future in the NFL as a tight end than as a quarterback.
It will be interesting to see if the team follows along with what the fans want, or if they draft for another need position since David Garrard is a guy they had banked their future on in the past at the QB spot.