Khan: Tebow didn't want to come to Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said Monday at the NFL owners meetings that bringing quarterback Tim Tebow to the club when that was not his preference, would have been "counterproductive."

"That would have been the worst thing for Jacksonville and the worst thing for him," Khan told the Florida Times-Union. "He didn’t want to come, obviously. … Any one of the 53 players we have, have to be committed to Jacksonville, making us be the best team we are. The question was: Did he want to come? And if the decision had been taken out [of his hands] and we got him, that would not be good for him, or for us."

Tebow stated at his Monday press conference that his preference was to play for the New York Jets because he believed to coaching staff was more committed to him being there.

Khan said the Jaguars began contacting the Broncos when Denver became the frontrunner to land Peyton Manning, and that the Jags were serious about trying to bring him to Jacksonville. The report also states that the Broncos were quietly shopping Tebow as far back as the NFL Combine last month, even before the Indianapolis Colts parted ways with Manning and at a time when the Broncos were speaking of being committed to Tebow.

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