On Monday, a collection of Jacksonville Jaguars fans made headlines by organizing a rally with the intention of getting the team to sign Tim Tebow. The turnout, however, was not impressive.
Approximately 20 people made their way to the parking lot at EverBank Field in support of the cause. The group was outnumbered by the 30 media members who were sent to cover the event. Despite the seemingly small crowd, Jamie Stewart, who helped organize the rally, was not disappointed with the outcome.
"We've accomplished what we had hoped for the first time out," Stewart told ESPN.com. According to the 56-year-old, this could become a weekly occurrence.
The small army of Jaguars fans met at 3:16 p.m. ET, and scheduled the rally to last for three hours and 16 minutes. The times were set to recognize the bible verse John 3:16, which Tebow once had written on his eye black during a college football game.
The event was organized by a group of fans who run jags-tebow.com. The website implores Jacksonville to sign Tebow, who became a free agent when the New England Patriots released him after the final preseason game. He was unable to win a job as their No.3 quarterback, and could have a tough time finding an NFL job in the future.
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The Jaguars have been steadfast in their claims that they are not interested in Tebow. Some fans, however, are clamoring for him to get a chance over the likes of Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the league and have scored fewer points than any offense in football.