Tim Tebow Trade: Jaguars Owner Says Quarterback Did Not Want To Come To Jacksonville

Tim Tebow did not want to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Shad Khan, the team's owner. Khan relayed that information speaking to the Florida Time-Union at the NFL owners meeting on Monday. It was the first time since the trade that Khan has commented.

The Jaguars were willing to offer a third-round pick, which could have netted them the quarterback, but Khan and the Jaguars did not want to force the issue if Tebow preferred to play elsewhere.

That would have been the worst thing for Jacksonville and the worst thing for him ... He didn't want to come, obviously. ... Any one of the 53 players we have, have to be committed to Jacksonville, making us be the best team we are. The question was: Did he want to come? And if the decision had been taken out [of his hands] and we got him, that would not be good for him, or for us.

Jacksonville signed free agent quarterback Chad Henne earlier this month to backup second-year starter Blaine Gabbert.

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