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A Jags Fan Plea for Peyton

Posted on: March 10, 2012 7:38 pm
This is a plea to the Jaguar front office to finally do something to make Jacksonville relevant again in the NFL, bring in Peyton Manning. The Jaguars have become an afterthougth in the NFL since Tom Coughlin left, but Peyton would change that in a hurry. Jacksonville would be the center of attention for at least the next 9 months and those declining ticket sales would take a dramatic turn upward. We may eventually be able to remove those tarps and still sellout. The Jaguars owner himself has said "he wants to make a big splash and he would have drafted Tebow." Well here is your chance Mr. Khan, don't let it pass us by again. I bet #18 Manning Jaguar jerseys would even outsell the protocol son himself, Tebow. For those NFL experts who think this would be a stupid media stunt to sell tickets, you are dead wrong. This is a sound football decision and could make the Jags Super Bowl contenders for the next 2 or 3 years, while still building for the future. The Jaguars are $40 million under the salary cap, so they could bring in Peyton and 2 very good wide receivers with him (Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Vincent Jackson, Robert Meachem). This would open up huge lanes for Maurice Jones-Drew and extend his career a couple of years. If he continues to take the pounding he took last year, he will not make it 5 more years. Manning has never had a back like Mojo and with say Wayne and Garcon on the outside, Mike Thomas in the slot, and Marcedes Lewis at TE, this would be a dangerous offense. Blaine Gabbert could sit for the next 2 years and learn from one of the best ever, because from what I saw last year, he is clearly not ready. The defense is very sound and with the offense fixed through free agency, you can spend your draft on defensive end, cornerback and depth. Since the Jaguars would no longer have a desperate need to draft a WR at #7, they could trade down and acquire more picks next year and later in this draft, setting them up for the future. The Jaguars would be Super Bowl contenders for the next couple of years and when Manning is ready to retire, Gabbert would be stepping in to a good, experienced team. Unfortunately, this all makes way too much sense and the Jags front office will never do it.
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