Tim Tebow will demand a trade after Greg McElroy is announced as Jets starting QB

If Tim Tebow demands a trade, does anyone hear it? Does anyone care?

12/19/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

December 9, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterbacks Tim Tebow (15) and Mark Sanchez (6) on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY SportsThe Jets have announced that Greg McElroy will be their starting QB this week against the Chargers.

Their much-ballyhooed backup QB Tim Tebow isn't necessarily thrilled with that, since he was always of the opinion that he was next in line to replace Sanchez.

According to one report, Tebow is now planning to ask to be traded or released after the season, since it's clear that the Jets have no plan on allowing him to legitimately compete for the starting QB position.

The trade market for Tebow would probably be virtually non-existent. The Jets and Jaguars were the only teams to show interest last year when Denver was shopping him.

The Jaguars are probably still interested, since their QB situation and their attendance levels are equally embarrassing.

Tebow might not be able to help that much on the field, but he would definitely bring in fans, since he already has a huge following there from his college days.

The Jets are finally making the right decision by benching Sanchez, and they're also making the right choice by starting McElroy over Tebow as well. Will they make the next smart move and get rid of Tebow?

The Jaguars want Tebow, but if they know he has no desire to play in NY, then they know the Jets will be forced to either trade or release him. If they're the only team interested, there would be no reason to give up anything to get him, when the Jets would eventually just release him anyway.

We'll see how this one shakes out.
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12/20/12   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

reginaldboycephd wrote:
LOL at the ending.  Fair enough I guess, but I fail to see how 95% attendance when your team sucks and has sucked for years now is "embarrassing".  Seems to be a bit of an overstatement to me.  

For the NFL, when there are only 8 home games, anything below 98% is kinda sad, imo.

12/19/12   |   reginaldboycephd

Pat wrote:
What does it say for those teams? It probably says different things, depending on which team you're talking about.

For example, in Chicago, where the average attendance is 101.3% of the Soldier Field capacity, it probably says that they have a smaller stadium capacity than the Jaguars do.

In Oakland, where they only average 86% capacity, it probably means their attendance is embarrassing as well, and their team has lacked direction (and a QB) for almost a decade now.

Not sure if Miami, St. Louis, Minnesota, or Tampa Bay are teams that I'd want to compare mine to, but yes... they suck too, and their attendance reflects it. San Diego is also having one of their worst seasons in recent memory, and have a coach that should have been fired years ago.

Arizona, on the other hand, sells out 95.6% of their seats. That's the same as the Jaguars. Not surprisingly, the Cardinals don't have a QB either.

Pittsburgh is a garbage city with garbage fans, so it doesn't surprise me that they don't support their team as much as they should, but for the most part, you're comparing your Jaguars to the dregs of the league. And don't worry... I'll smear those other teams at some point too, if I haven't done so already.

LOL at the ending.  Fair enough I guess, but I fail to see how 95% attendance when your team sucks and has sucked for years now is "embarrassing".  Seems to be a bit of an overstatement to me.  

12/19/12   |   Pat   |   5224 respect

reginaldboycephd wrote:
If Jacksonville's attendance is "embarrassing" then what does that say for Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minnesota, Arizona, San Diego, Miami, Tampa, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Oakland?  All of those teams have worse attendance this season and the Jags have only won 2 games.  Don't let facts get in the way of smearing the Jags though.  

What does it say for those teams? It probably says different things, depending on which team you're talking about.

For example, in Chicago, where the average attendance is 101.3% of the Soldier Field capacity, it probably says that they have a smaller stadium capacity than the Jaguars do.

In Oakland, where they only average 86% capacity, it probably means their attendance is embarrassing as well, and their team has lacked direction (and a QB) for almost a decade now.

Not sure if Miami, St. Louis, Minnesota, or Tampa Bay are teams that I'd want to compare mine to, but yes... they suck too, and their attendance reflects it. San Diego is also having one of their worst seasons in recent memory, and have a coach that should have been fired years ago.

Arizona, on the other hand, sells out 95.6% of their seats. That's the same as the Jaguars. Not surprisingly, the Cardinals don't have a QB either.

Pittsburgh is a garbage city with garbage fans, so it doesn't surprise me that they don't support their team as much as they should, but for the most part, you're comparing your Jaguars to the dregs of the league. And don't worry... I'll smear those other teams at some point too, if I haven't done so already.

12/19/12   |   reginaldboycephd

If Jacksonville's attendance is "embarrassing" then what does that say for Detroit, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Minnesota, Arizona, San Diego, Miami, Tampa, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Oakland?  All of those teams have worse attendance this season and the Jags have only won 2 games.  Don't let facts get in the way of smearing the Jags though.  

12/19/12   |   Scott   |   51862 respect

I always thought Tebow at least deserved a legitimate chance to prove what he could do on the field but instead, the Jets very rarely put him in any situations where he could succeed.  Why they traded for him in the first place if they had no intention of every using him is beyond me.  

12/19/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

The Jaguars owner wants Tebow, he wants him to merely sell tickets. Tebow knows the coaching staff does not want him to play QB, that is why he vetoed a trade to Jacksonville last offseason. No one wants him to play QB, if he were to come out and publicly say he is willing to switch positions, in order to play and help the team. I think a lot more teams would be interested in trading for him.