Fans of former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow have announced a 3:16 p.m. rally Monday in parking areas of EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
Their goal: to convince the struggling Jaguars that now’s the time to sign Tebow.
The fans’ website – www.jags-tebow.com – says the rally will last three hours and 16 minutes, a reference to the “John 3:16″ eye black that Tebow wore during the Gators’ BCS National Championship victory in January 2009.
According to the website, the supporters want to “make it clear, we the fans, want the Jacksonville Jaguars to bring in Tim Tebow. You know you want to see this happen.”
The group’s effort has drawn criticism as well as support on its Facebook page.
One Facebook commenter wrote: “I am sorry but this is absolutely the most ridiculous thing EVER.”
Tebow, who was let go recently by the New England Patriots and is a free agent, has said he still wants to play as an NFL quarterback.
On Aug. 31, after his release from the Patriots, Tebow tweeted: “I would like to thank Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Coach McDaniels and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity … to be a part of such a classy organization. I pray for nothing but the best for you all. I will remain in relentless pursuit … of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback.”