Fans of Tim Tebow reached out for help from a higher power to keep their favorite quarterback/punching bag in the NFL.
No, not that higher power. They took to the new favorite repository of lost causes and political screeds - the White House's We The People petition site in an effort to get First Fan President Obama to intercede on their behalf. Sadly for Tebow and the fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars who wanted to see him back in Florida, though, this drive ends in characteristic disappointment.
On Monday, the White House removed the petition, which sought to usurp the common sense of the Jaguars rookie general manager:
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.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!
The petition only managed a few hundred signatures before being yanked - just shy of the 100,000 needed.