Sports teach us many things about life, rivalry, unity and many other things. Another thing that they also teach us is that fans sometimes get a little bit crazy and do some irrational things.
Case in point is a petition that surfaced on the White House’s “We the People” page that asks President Barack Obama to “Call NFL Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and tell him to stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow.”
The full petition reads:
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!
It sounds like they’re still buying into Tebowmania down in Florida.
Tebow may not be an elite quarterback and he may not be the answer for Jacksonville, but with Blaine Gabbert as their current starter, signing Tebow couldn’t hurt. I doubt the President will intervene to make that happen, though.
H/T to Eye on Football.
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