Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Tim Tebow (still) a no-go in Jacksonville
Tim Tebow has yet to find a new home after being released by the Jets. Not even in Jacksonville, where the Jaguars were the only other team besides the Jets make a trade offer to Denver last year when Tebow was dealt.
Jaguars first-year general manager Dave Caldwell, a finalist for the Jets’ job before he took the GM position in Jacksonville, reiterated on Tuesday night that Tebow was not the right fit .
“For us, it was always about a fresh start,” Caldwell told Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on SiriusXM NFL. “It was about new energy here with coach (Gus) Bradley, with Shad Khan being our new owner, myself as a first-time general manager and a coaching staff that has a lot of first-time coaches there, too.
“We just wanted a fresh start,” he said. “We didn’t want the same recurring themes coming up.”
Caldwell is reiterating what he's said all along: There's no place for Tebow on the Jags' roster. Even before the Jets released Tebow a day after last month's draft, Caldwell had indicated he wasn't interested. In fact, Caldwell said at his introductory news conference in January that he didn't foresee Tebow on his roster.
Nevertheless, a sizable portion of Jaguars fans continues to push for the team to sign Tebow. There was even an online petition that asked fans to urge President Obama to call Caldwell and “tell him to stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow!”
But it won’t happen. And where Tebow ends up is anyone’s guess. In fact, it’s not even a safe bet that an NFL team signs him, meaning he might have to consider playing in the Canadian Football League or even the Arena Football League.