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Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Posted on: February 2, 2012 7:27 pm
 
Khan's a big fan of Tebow. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

New Jaguars owner Shahid Khan's done a lot to infuse Jacksonville with a burst of Jaguars-related energy since he bought the team from Wayne Weaver earlier in the year.

But his comments on WOKV radio Thursday should put the wrong kind of energy in the city, as Khan said that

"100 percent I would have [drafted Tebow]" Khan said, via Gregg Rosenthal of PFT. "Absolutely ... Obviously the Rams drafted Sam Bradford, and I was talking to Wayne then on what they ought to do."

"I should have an offline conversation with you, OK? I’m going to absolutely talk your ear off,” Khan told WOKV this week. “Some of the stuff might not be politically correct, but I share your sentiment. I think, when is the next time Jacksonville is going to have an athlete like Tim Tebow?”

But wait -- there's more. Khan, who just signed general manager Gene Smith to a three-year extension, ripped the Jaguars draft history.

"I don’t want to get into 20/20 hindsight, and God help us, the draft record has not been the best with the Jaguars," Khan said.

Khan's correct: the Jaguars draft history hasn't been good, for the most part. (Our pal Maurice Jones-Drew, an absolute steal at 60th overall in 2006, might disagree though.) But if Khan thinks that drafting Tebow at 10th overall in 2010 would've been a smart decision based on anything other than business, he's sorely mistaken.

Which is probably why he told Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union that he would only have taken Tebow "after a trade down." There wasn't a whole lot of room to make that move, of course, because Tebow went just 15 picks later, when Josh McDaniels used one of the Broncos two first-round picks that year on the Florida quarterback.

And there's probably not a lot of room here for Khan either. Perhaps he was just saying that he loves Tim Tebow. Or perhaps he wished the Jags drafted Tebow to crank up the profitability.

But either way, he's undermining his players -- most notably current quarterback Blaine Gabbert --  and his general manager with a statement like that, and it's reason to press pause on the new-ownership party in North Florida.

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:25 am
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Why would you thinh Tebow is the perfect son-in-law?  I would not have him 1000 miles near my daughter?  He'll is stinking with that smell, the smell of a zealous bigot religious dude.
I would gladly have him as a son-in-law. I would know that he is free of any STDs, that he'd treat my daughter well, he'd provide for her, and he'd treat her with respect. I'd also know he'd treat me with respect being his father-in-law. There are a lot of things you can dislike Tebow for, but as a human being this guy is pretty high up there. I'm not Christian although I still have a Bible and try to read it just because of how important that book has been to the history of humanity. If his values come from Christianity then maybe more people should follow it, as the majority of people in this country are rude, individualistic, greedy and arrogant. Tebow doesn't have those traits and that puts him ahead of all the non-religious idiots that act with zero morals or ethics.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:49 pm
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Why would you thinh Tebow is the perfect son-in-law?  I would not have him 1000 miles near my daughter?
Then you're an idiot. If you have a daughter, it would be almost impossible for her to do better than Tim Tebow for a husband. Now, if she's looking for a quarterback, then yes, he doesn't belong within a thousand miles of her.



Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:31 am
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

I say denver trades him.  It is a win win situation.  Elways will eventually get a QB he likes and no longer has to watch what he says to the press.  Jax gets a guy that is a legend in FLA and will fill those empty seats.  The Broncos draft war room just real busy.



Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 9:09 am
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Why would you thinh Tebow is the perfect son-in-law?  I would not have him 1000 miles near my daughter?  He'll is stinking with that smell, the smell of a zealous bigot religious dude.



Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 9:06 am
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

It's not too late. He can ask for trade Tebow with Denver. Just trade MJD and one draft pick for Tebow. See if Denver would accept it. 
This way, he'll get his man, and Jaguar fans will "love" Khan.  Or not.
 



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:36 am
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Who did the Jags draft that year? Totally agree TEBOW would have made Jacksonville crazy! I bet the Broncos would trade you for your 1st and Gabbertt?



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:19 am
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

And IF the Jags had drafted Tebow....every dam seat in the stadium would be SOLD.  Every dam seat.  For sure.  That is Wayne Weaver's lasting legacy....HE DID NOT DRAFT TEBOW.  And that means that he is FOREVER KNOWN AS A.....BUTT PUPPET.  It is gonna be like the Bambino Curse.....the dummies running the Jags then....WOW...UN-FREAKING BELIEVABLE.....SELL THE SEATS....that should be the number one priority.....NO QUARTERBACK IS A SURE THING in the NFL.....but dam let's pack the house first....WHAT IDIOTS.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:58 pm
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Elway would trade him in a heartbeat if they were to offer a first rounder! You can bet the farm on that one kids!!!
Duh. If you can get a fourth-rounder for Tebow, you do it. He's the perfect son-in-law, but he's a terrible quarterback.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:08 pm
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Well, Mr. Brinson, you obviously do not know much about the Jaguars.  Faced with blackouts and rumors of the team being sold and moved, the only sensible business decision was to draft the hometown hero, Tim Tebow.  I really don't get why some sportwriters think they know all the answers, or some General Managers.  Keeping Gene Smith was a mistake.  The Jaguars needed to clean house.  Their draft history has been abysmal the past 9 years under Del Rio, James Harris, and Gene Smith.  Tim Tebow would have brought an instant 15,000 more season ticket holders, in fact half of the University of Florida would have become Jaguar fans.  But, as usual, they blew it.  Del Rio would have ruined him, even if he got him.  The Tim Tebow saga parallels the Doug Flutie can't play in the NFL garbage in the 1980's.  Both OBs should have, or have had successful NFL careers, but most coaches are not smart enough to play to a player's strengths, they make them fit the mold and if they do incorporate a semi different system, they go only half way and don't let the player do what they do best.  Doug Flutie went on to win six consecutive MVP awards in Canada, after the NFL said he couldn't play.  With doomsayers like you, Brinson, and egos like John Elway, Tebow probably will never get a fair shake in Denver, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have the talent, it isn't utilized probably and the playcalling is too predictable.

The best move the Jaguars made was hiring Mike Mularkey.  He is all class and a hard worker.  Now, if they can only get him some talent.  See, even with the leading rusher in the league and without Tim Tebow, the Jaguars won a grand total of 5 games and were one of the worst offensive teams in the last decade.  Case closed.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: February 2, 2012 11:08 pm
 

Khan: '100 percent I would have' drafted Tebow

Elway would trade him in a heartbeat if they were to offer a first rounder! You can bet the farm on that one kids!!!


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