Apparently, journalists across the nation will insist that the Jaguars should have drafted Tim Tebow in the 2010 draft until the end of time. This from Bucky Brooks’ 2010 draft do-over on NFL.com.
“10. Jacksonville Jaguars
Actual Pick: Tyson Alualu, DT
Do-Over Pick: Tim Tebow, QB (Broncos’ No. 25 pick)
There is no way Shahid Khan would allow Gene Smith to bypass Tim Tebow in this draft, regardless of his shortcomings as a passer. Tebow would energize the fan base and give the Jaguars a winner with a knack for coming up with big plays in critical moments. The jury is still out on whether his unorthodox style will succeed over time, but he would instantly make Jacksonville relevant on the national scene.”
Brooks got a couple of things right here. The Jaguars would indeed instantly become relevant — until they began losing games at an incredible rate. Tebow would have brought some short-term publicity to the Jaguars, true, but long-term noteriety comes from putting a winner on and off the field year-in and year-out.
Brooks also hit the nail on the head when he said, “There is no way Shahid Khan would allow Gene Smith to bypass Tim Tebow in this draft, regardless of his shortcomings as a passer.” Again, very true, which is why I’m glad Wayne Weaver was still the owner of the Jaguars back in 2010. I’m still happy with the Alualu over Tebow pick.