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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Cease all Tebow-to-Jaguars talk right now

By Paul Kuharsky


Put the Tim Tebow-to-Jacksonville talk to rest, America.

New Jaguars general manager David Caldwell surely knows that talking about a player under contract to another team is technically tampering. Nevertheless, he felt compelled to snuff out that story line immediately, addressing Tebow during his introductory news conference.

"I can't imagine a scenario where he'd be a Jaguar, even if he's released,” Caldwell said.

I’d long maintained that even if owner Shad Khan was intrigued by Tebow, he wouldn’t force a new GM to take on a player he didn’t want.

Caldwell has worked for teams with Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan at quarterback, and Tebow wouldn’t help him get the Jaguars anywhere close to those kinds of quarterback situations.

Though Caldwell emphasized positivity and passion, he knows it will take more than those to win.

A couple other notes from the news conference: