Did he get to chose? Were the Jags serious players? Who knows, but Jaguars owner Shad Khan did release a statement after the Tim Tebow trade to the New York Jets became official. Here is what Khan had to say:
Earlier this week I asked Gene Smith and his staff to explore the potential of acquiring Tim Tebow. I think we have a duty to consider all avenues of improving the Jaguars on and off the field, especially given the unique circumstances involving the player. I appreciate the high level of due diligence Gene and his staff dedicated to this matter, even as late as this evening, and I am very satisfied with the outcome. Our commitment to developing Blaine Gabbert was, and still is central to our goal of returning the Jaguars to elite status in the NFL. We’re looking ahead with zero regrets.
Is Khan satisfied with the outcome? I think so, since I believe his plan is to get out of Jacksonville as soon as he can anyway. Tebow would have sold tickets, and sell-outs don't allow most teams to move. At any rate, we'll be putting this whole deal behind us in the next day or so.