More fantasy teams own Tebow than Henne

September, 2, 2014
Sep 2
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's logical for some fantasy football owners around the country to choose rookie Blake Bortles over Chad Henne, going on the belief that Henne won't remain the Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback for the entire season.

 If they're playing in a dynasty league, it makes even more sense to grab Bortles over Henne because Bortles is clearly the future of the franchise.

But taking Tim Tebow over Henne? That makes no sense. Henne is the Jaguars starter and barring injury, GM David Caldwell said the ideal scenario would be for Henne to play the entire season to allow Bortles to sit on the bench and develop.

And yet Tebow is owned by more teams in ESPN fantasy football leagues that Henne. Tebow is owned by 1.3 percent of teams while Henne is owned by 0.8 percent. (Numbers as of 3 p.m. EST Tuesday)

Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since the 2012 season, and it appears he has garnered no interest from NFL teams in quite a while. Even the St. Louis Rams, who lost Sam Bradford to a torn ACL, didn't call Tebow. They're going with Shaun Hill, an eight-year veteran who has played in just four games over the past four seasons.

Despite that, nearly twice as many teams own Tebow than own Henne.

Bortles, by the way, is owned by 5.3 percent of teams.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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