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Tebow Fans Plea: Obama Petitioned To Get QB Signed by Jacksonville

Image: Tebow Fans Plea: Obama Petitioned To Get QB Signed by Jacksonville U.S. President Barack Obama, right, shakes hands with quarterback Tim Tebow as he honors the 2008 NCAA Football Champions Florida Gators in the East Room of the White House, April 23, 2009.

Monday, 06 May 2013 08:03 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Tim Tebow fans have started a White House petition calling for President Barack Obama to use his influence and get the free agent quarterback signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On Whitehouse.gov's "We the People" petition webpage, 126 individuals are requesting that the commander-in-chief "Call NFL Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell and tell him to stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow!"

The petition, which was created April 30, came one day after Tebow was released by the New York Jets.

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Currently a free agent, Tebow is in search of a team for the 2013 season, but no NFL franchises have showed interest in signing the Heisman Trophy winner yet, though there has been plenty of speculation over the past week as to potential suitors.

One team that sports analysts suggest should consider signing Tebow is the Jacksonville Jaguars. The opinions of some sports writers appears to have resonated among some of Tebow's dedicated fan base in Jacksonville, Fla. resulting in the above mentioned White House plea.

"Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow," The White House petition reads. "However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening."

Caldwell, who became the Jaguar's general manager in January, told The Associated Press at the time: "I can't imagine a scenario where (Tebow) will be a Jacksonville Jaguar."

Caldwell was reacting to rumors at the time that the Jets were considering releasing Tebow and he might be signed by the Jaguars.

The online petition goes on to cite several reasons the Jaguars should sign Tebow, including "If the Jaguars sign & START Tebow, home games will be sold out, sales will spike, the team will win and the fans will be happy."

Jim Woodcock, a spokesman for Jaguars owner Shad Khan, made it clear last week that the team still had no interest in signing the quarterback.

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In an email to Jon Saraceno of USA Today, Woodcock wrote "The Jacksonville Jaguars’ plans do not include Tim Tebow."

Another team rumored to be interested in signing Tebow in the 2013 season was the Miami Dolphins. Similarly, that rumor was immediately denied by the team, with sources close to the team telling the Orlando Sentinel last week that the former Jet "hasn't been discussed."


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