JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Fans of quarterback Tim Tebow have launched a petition on the White House's "We the People" website, hoping President Barack Obama will ask the Jacksonville Jaguars to sign the former Florida Gators quarterback.
Late Monday morning, however, the petition disappeared from the website.
Jaguars' general manager Dave Caldwell has said he "can't imagine a scenario where Tebow would be a Jaguar — even if he is released by the New York Jets." Tebow was released last week.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan has also said the team has no interest in the former Hesiman Trophy winner.
But fans of the former Nease High School standout, who led the Florida Gators to two National Championships, are not giving up.
"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!"
The petition, created April 30, needs 100,000 signatures for the White House to even take a look at it. As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, 323 people had signed it.
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