Tebow Unlikely to Join Hometown Jaguars, General Manager Says

Tim Tebow probably won’t be playing quarterback next season with his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars, General Manager David Caldwell said.

“I can’t imagine a scenario where Tim Tebow would be a Jacksonville Jaguar,” Caldwell said in a news conference yesterday, according to the National Football League team’s Twitter page.

Tebow probably will be released or traded by the New York Jets during the offseason, the New York Daily News reported last month. The 25-year-old has expressed displeasure in his first year with the Jets. He was used sparingly throughout the year and coach Rex Ryan turned to third-string quarterback Greg McElroy late in the season when starter Mark Sanchez was benched.

Tebow grew up in Jacksonville and played at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He opted to be traded in March to the Jets instead of the Jaguars, according to ESPN.

Caldwell, who was named general manager three days ago, also announced that first-year coach Mike Mularkey was fired after the team finished 2-14, the worst season in the 18-year history of the franchise.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

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