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Jacksonville Jaguars owner sounds doubtful on Tim Tebow

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Any hopes Jacksonville Jaguars fans had of Tim Tebow coming their way took yet another hit Tuesday.

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan said at the NFL Career Development Symposium that he was intrigued by all the interest in Tebow going to his team. But Khan pointed out there were many players in the league -- and his team has a long list of needs, beyond quarterback.

Khan also implied that he planned on leaving personnel decisions to general manager David Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley. So fan pleas to Khan might not have much, if any, impact.

"My goal was to get the couple of key people, Dave Caldwell, Gus (Bradley), in and really empower them to do the right thing," Khan told NFL.com's Kimberly Jones. "So I think they're over 3,000 now professional football players in the league. Who they decide to pick, they need to come up with the best players who's gonna put us in a position to win."

How does Caldwell feel about Tebow? Caldwell didn't say "no" directly to Tebow when asked on SiriusXM NFL Radio, but he also was far from saying yes. Caldwell simply said, "We just wanted a fresh start."


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Tebow grew up in the Jacksonville area, where he became a high school football star, and spent his successful college career at the University of Florida in Gainesville, just a short drive away. So there always has been a contingent of Jaguars fans intrigued with the idea of the quarterback returning home to lead the team.

Tebow's recent release from the New York Jets made that seem all the more likely. It even inspired a petition to the White House, asking President Barack Obama to try and convince the Jaguars to make the move.

The petition later was removed from the "We The People" petition system because it violated the site's policy terms.

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