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Fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars have held a rally, pleading with the Jags front office to sign Tim Tebow.

Tebow has been adamant that he can play in the NFL as a quarterback and isn't giving up his dream, despite being released by the New England Patriots in the off-season.

Now, with Jaguars fans desperate for anything other than draft bust, Blaine Gabbert or journeyman, Chad Henne at quarterback have started calling for the team to sign Tebow.

James Stewart, 56, was the man behind the rally and he says he plans to run more rallies throughout the season. The first rally was attended by just 20 people, with another 30 being media personnel.

Speaking to ESPN he said "The Jaguars' season is really in the tank. They don't have a lot of promise. There's not a lot to watch. We're consumers and the Jaguars are a product, and there's a lot of room for improvement. Tebow we think would be value added if he were to be signed and given an opportunity at quarterback."

"It's the perfect time in our view to do a Tebow experiment. Whether you like him or not, I think everyone would watch. It would be compelling." He added.

The former Heisman trophy winner is a Jacksonville native and was a star at the University of Florida during his college days.

Despite his unconventional playing style, Tebow had some success at the Denver Broncos but his inability to adapt to a NFL type passer has made him unattractive in the eyes of most teams. Add increased media presence wherever he goes, Tebow's public profile can be a detriment to his fellow team members.

With all that said, he's still an interesting proposition for a team in a pinch like the Jaguars. He won't fit into their long-term plans (the Jags are looking for a franchise QB and have built their squad as such) but in the short-term he could provide a welcome boost to fledging attendance numbers - especially with running back Maurice Jones-Drew hurt again.

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