It is being reported that it is a “virtual certainty” that the New York Jets will grant Tim Tebow his outright release following the 2012 NFL season, allowing him to join the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013. But while Tebow would certainly improve ticket sales for the lowly Jags, he may not help them in the win-loss category one bit.
Tebow is a cult phenomenon. He is an icon in the state of Florida, after winning the Heisman Trophy and a pair of national championships during his days leading the Gators in The Swamp. His unbridled popularity is incredible, especially for a player who has done next to nothing since entering the NFL.