Originally Posted by IslandRed
The problem isn't signing Tebow, it's what to do once they have him.
If he signs, the fans will expect him to play. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, it's not like their future QB is on the roster.
But if he plays, his legions of fans in the area will expect the Jaguars to change their offense so he has a chance to succeed. This is a problem, because the Jags will be hammered for setting him up to fail if they don't, and if they do, they're wasting everyone else's time if that's not the offense they intend to run in the future.
Then, if he has any success whatsoever, they'll throw a tantrum if the Jaguars try to draft or bring in anyone else. I don't think for a minute the Jags would pass on a franchise QB for fear of fan backlash, but there would be a backlash, one that would likely negate any PR gains from having Tebow on the team in the first place.
None of that is Tebow's fault, by the way. But Jacksonville is just up the road from Gainesville. It's not a place where he can be treated as just another disposable backup quarterback.
Not that I think Tebow can be a good QB in the NFL but I don't see why they have to change their offense because to suit him. Let them run a regular offense and see what he can do. If it's a passing play, he either throws the ball or runs with it. Lots of QBs have had success doing just that.