Crist wants Jags to draft Tebow

Updated: December 7, 2009, 7:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist thinks Tim Tebow could be the answer to the Jacksonville Jaguars' attendance problems.

Crist said Monday that he's talked with the Jaguars ownership about taking the celebrated Florida quarterback in the NFL draft next April as a means to sell more season tickets and keep the team from moving out of Jacksonville.

About 17,000 fans chose not to renew their season tickets this year, many citing the economic climate. About 30,000 seats were empty Sunday for Jacksonville's 23-18 victory over Houston.

Tebow, who grew up in Jacksonville, won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and led the Gators to a national championship last year.


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