Skip to comments.Ex-NFL star Jimmy Smith: Jaguars need Tim Tebow, not Colin Kaepernick
Posted on 05/13/2021 2:21:03 PM PDT by conservative98
Jimmy Smith, one of the best players to ever play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, said Wednesday that when it comes down to Colin Kaepernick or Tim Tebow, the team needs the latter.
Smith told TMZ Sports he feared someone like Kaepernick would divide the locker room.
"We don't need Colin Kaepernick on our team," the former NFL great said.
"We need a guy like Tim Tebow who's a hometown hero who has love for the city anyway," Smith added.
Smith denied there were any racial connotations behind the Jaguars’ reported decision to work out Tebow and then potentially give him a one-year contract at the tight end position. He added that Tebow has the potential to be a valuable addition for a rookie like quartreback Trevor Lawrence.
"He's going to be a great support for Trevor Lawrence," Smith said. "Whatever capacity that is, it's going to be a positive rather than a negative."
Smith, who played 11 seasons in Jacksonville and recorded 862 catches for 12,287 yards and 67 touchdowns, said he hoped Tebow would make the 53-man roster.
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Will be tough to make the team , but I’m glad he got a shot. He should have done this year 1
I agree. He just doesn't have the right passing mechanics for an NFL QB. He plays with great passion and athleticism. Might have had a long career at another position.
I hope he makes the Jags roster.
He would be a good support and Christian mentor for Lawrence. Though from reading about Lawrence, he’s pretty much a Twobow as far as faith foundations go.
Someone like him could help to bring the fans back. A good Christian man of any color with a heart of gratitude is the kind of hero people want their kids to emulate, not ungrateful men with hearts filled with hate.
Bravo Mr Smith!
Nobody wants or needs Colin Kaepernick! Who wants a courterback who only knows how to kneel. He is such a phoney. Nobody wants him!
Tim Tebow is going to be a good mentor to TL. I think the Jags will be a great team in 3 years...
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