A small group of fans gathered outside EverBank Field Monday in the hope of seeing unemployed Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow signed on to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The approximately 40 fans so loved the quarterback known for painting scripture numbers 3:16 on his face that they began the rally precisely at 3:16 on Monday afternoon. But after nearly two years of disappointing Tebow performances, most observers still say his career is more likely to perish than to have everlasting life.
Yahoo News reports that the Jaguars are unlikely to take an interest in the faded gridiron star. General Manager David Caldwell said of Tebow in January, “ I can’t imagine a scenario in which he’ll be a Jacksonville Jaguar—even if he’s released.”
However, this did not stop the small group of Jacksonville fans who still hope Tebow might take away the sins of their team. The Jaguars have lost the first two games of the season and currently hold the worst record in the NFL.
Tebow is reported to have gotten other offers. According to Sports Illustrated, he declined an offer from an unnamed NFL team to try out for a position other than quarterback.
Russia may be another place of asylum for the disowned athlete. The Moscow Black Storm reportedly offered Tebow $1 million to play in two games. The Arena Football League’s LA KISS, which is co-owned by glam rock legend Gene Simmons, has offered him a three-year contract.
Tebow had a great post-season in 2011-12 with the Denver Broncos, but was released after the team signed Peyton Manning. The New England Patriots then cut him on August 31.