The Jacksonville Jaguars were denied in their attempts to trade for Tim Tebow on Wednesday, which is surprising considering the hometown interest. Our Jaguars blog Big Cat Country has a statement from owner Shad Khan on their pursuit of Tebow.
Earlier this week I asked Gene Smith and his staff to explore the potential of acquiring Tim Tebow. I think we have a duty to consider all avenues of improving the Jaguars on and off the field, especially given the unique circumstances involving the player. I appreciate the high level of due diligence Gene and his staff dedicated to this matter even as late as this evening, and I am very satisfied with the outcome. Our commitment to developing Blaine Gabbert was, and still is, central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL. We are looking ahead with zero regrets.
If you read Big Cat Country, then being rebuffed by Tebow is actually a blessing in disguise for the Jaguars as the move probably would not have been a very good one.