According to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter, former New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The deal is reportedly worth up to $15.3 million over three years. Aaron Ross was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and has ten career interceptions. This is a great depth signing for the Jaguars, who certainly struggled last season when starters Rashean Mathis and Derek Cox were placed on injured reserve, and the team had to rely on the likes of former Buffalo Bill Ashton Youboty and undrafted free agent Kevin Rutland. It hasn't been said yet how much of the deal is guaranteed, but this looks like a great pickup for Jacksonville, and could give the team more flexibility headed into April's draft.
Unfortunately I don't have time tomorrow (Tuesday) to do a podcast to discuss Tim Tebow, Manning to the Broncos, etc. I'm hoping to do that Wednesday morning at 11:30ish. We'll see if that works out.
In the mean time, I'd like to ask if you have any specific topic you'd like to see me cover. It's a 30 minute show, but I'll cover whatever you want me to. Just leave a suggestion in the comments below, and I'll try to get to it.
Much of the conversation today around Jacksonville has been centered around the possibility of Tim Tebow being traded to the Jaguars. Much of the national media has cited Jacksonville as a possible, if not likely, landing place for Tebow. Josh Scobee has been active on Twitter, and he took a very unscientific poll of about 40 people. Here's what he had to say.
What's everyone's opinion on if the Jags should trade for tebow? I'll take the first 40 replies for the poll. Yes or No.— Josh Scobee (@JoshScobee10) March 19, 2012
And here's the results.
Wow- overwhelming number of "No's". Around 75%— Josh Scobee (@JoshScobee10) March 19, 2012
Here's a tweet from me that got a lot of action. It pretty well sums up my feelings on Tim Tebow.
Fun fact, only 1 QB had a lower completion percentage than B Gabbert in 2011. TIM TEBOW!— Shane Clemons (@smaclemons) March 19, 2012
The question on everyone's mind in Jacksonvill is, will the Jaguars attempt to trade for Tim Tebow? Hit the jump for my in-depth response.
Michael Lombardi is reporting that Peyton Manning is currently finalizing a contract with the Denver Broncos, ending his 14 year run as the AFC South's king. There's a part of me that's disappointed to see him leave, but another part of me is glad to see him gone.
For awhile, it appeared that Manning would simply make the transition to the Tennessee Titans and remain a pain in the Jaguars' asses for a few years more, but that possibility is now put to bed with Manning signing with the Broncos.
Ultimately, the decision likely came down to the Broncos' potential to win versus the Titans' potential. The Broncos are ready to make a run; all they needed was a quarterback. With apologies to any Tim Tebow fans reading this, he's not a good option as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
I would like to wish Peyton Manning the best of luck in Denver. I'd love to see him get another ring there so long as it's not at the Jaguars' expense. From one fan of the game, thank you Peyton. It was a fun rivalry while it lasted.