Fans of quarterback Tim Tebow, who was released by the Jets recently, have made a plea to President Barack Obama via the White House’s “We the People” website.
They want the Jacksonville Jaguars to “stop ignoring the Jaguars fans and sign Tim Tebow,” the petition reads.
“Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow. However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening. 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,” reads a portion of the petition.
It adds: “Mr. Caldwell is ignoring lots of facts about the misunderstood Tim Tebow while in Denver: Passer rating of 125.6 is highest ever in Broncos postseason history. Most yards per completion (31.6) in NFL playoff history.100.5 QB rating is best ever for a Broncos QB in his first start. Third most passing yards in a game by a Bronco rookie QB. (308, in his 2nd start), First 15+ point comeback in the final 3 minutes of an NFL game since the merger,7 game winning drives in just 16 games!”
Last week, the Jets let Tebow go from its roster after acquiring second-round draft pick Geno Smith.
The petition, created April 30, needs 100,000 signatures for the White House to even take a look at it. Currently, less than 100 people have signed.