When it comes to the NFL Draft, the fans have no voice. They’re free to watch, free to cheer or boo selections, but they have no say in who their team selects.
That may be about to change in Jacksonville. Jaguar fans are applying some major pressure on their team to draft hometown hero Tim Tebow in the first round of the draft.
Some Jags’ fans have created a Web site called draft15.com. The message on the site is simple and succinct: If you draft him, we will come.
Him, of course, is the former All-America Florida quarterback, who has become an iconic figure and one of the most recognized and popular athletes in the world.
Draft15.com has a petition that Jaguars fans can sign saying they want their team to draft the popular Tebow. The site is also selling Draft 15 Jags’ T-shirts for $12 a pop.
The message on the site certainly won’t be lost on the Jacksonville front office. The Jags’ dwindling attendance over recent years has become a major concern and could eventually damage the franchise’s chances of remaining in Jacksonville. The Jags, like other teams in the NFL, may have some doubts about what kind of NFL quarterback Tebow will make. But it’s pretty obvious the Jags know drafting Tebow would generate interest and put more fans in the stands.
Draft15.com is now there to remind them.