Without any strong interest in his services being expressed by the front offices of NFL franchises, fans of Tim Tebow have appealed to the highest office in the land. A petition created on the White House’s “We the People” website urged President Obama to convince Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell to sign Tebow.
Here is the text of the pro-Tebow plea, via CBS Sports.
Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow. However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening. If the Jaguars sign & START Tebow, home games will be sold out, sales will spike, the team will win and the fans will be happy.Mr. Caldwell is ignoring lots of facts about the misunderstood Tim Tebow while in Denver: Passer rating of 125.6 is highest ever in Broncos postseason history. Most yards per completion (31.6) in NFL playoff history.100.5 QB rating is best ever for a Broncos QB in his first start.Third most passing yards in a game by a Bronco rookie QB. (308, in his 2nd start), First 15+ point comeback in the final 3 minutes of an NFL game since the merger,7 game winning drives in just 16 games!
Unfortunately for Tebow's supporters, the petition was removed from the White House's website under its Moderation Policy. According to a note at the web address where the petition was previously available, the petition was removed "because it is in violation of our Terms of Participation."
Caldwell took the Jags GM job in January 2013 and tried shutting the door on Tebow-to-Jacksonville speculation right away, saying during his introductory press conference that he couldn't "imagine a scenario where he would be a Jacksonville Jaguar"
Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon doesn't think the Canadian Football League is a good fit for Tebow either.
On the bright side, Tebow was named Forbes' most influential athlete of 2013.
Will he be able to influence a team into signing him? Can his fans?