Jimmy Smith, one of the best players to ever play for your Jacksonville Jaguars, stated Wednesday when it comes to Colin Kaepernick or Tim Tebow, the team requires the latter.
Smith informed TMZ Sports he dreaded someone similar to Kaepernick would split the locker area.
“We don’t need Colin Kaepernick on our team,” the former NFL great said.
“We want a man like Tim Tebow who is a hometown hero with love for the city anyway,” Smith added.
Smith denied that there were any racial connotations supporting the Jaguars’ documented choice to operate out Tebow and then potentially give him a one-year contract at the tight end position. He also added that Tebow has the capability to be a valuable addition for a rookie like quartreback Trevor Lawrence.
“He is going to be a terrific service for Trevor Lawrence,” Smith said. “Whatever capacity that is, it is 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 create the 53-man roster.
Tebow would need some work to create it as a tight end. The former NFL quarterback has not played at a regular-season game because the 2012 season. He only has one snap at a receiver position.