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Petition asks President Obama to force Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Jaguar fans want Tim Tebow so bad, they've decided to petition the president. (USATSI)

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell has made it clear that the team has no interest in signing free agent quarterback Tim Tebow.

Caldwell's reluctance to sign the Jacksonville-native has led one Jaguars fan to do what any normal person would do in this situation: petition the president of the United States.

As of April 30, there's an official petition on the White House's 'We the People' website asking President Obama to call Caldwell and tell him to sign Tebow.

Here's the full petition:

Jacksonville Jaguars fans want the team to sign recently released QB Tim Tebow. However, rookie general manager for the Jacksonville Jaguars David Caldwell is blocking this from happening. If the Jaguars sign & START Tebow, home games will be sold out, sales will spike, the team will win and the fans will be happy.Mr. Caldwell is ignoring lots of facts about the misunderstood Tim Tebow while in Denver: Passer rating of 125.6 is highest ever in Broncos postseason history. Most yards per completion (31.6) in NFL playoff history.100.5 QB rating is best ever for a Broncos QB in his first start.Third most passing yards in a game by a Bronco rookie QB. (308, in his 2nd start), First 15+ point comeback in the final 3 minutes of an NFL game since the merger,7 game winning drives in just 16 games!

The 'We the People' website is a forum set up so that every American's voice can be heard. If any petition on the site meets the required-signtaure threshold, it will be reviewed by the Obama administration and they'll eventually issue a response. The Tebow petition needs to collect 100,000 signatures by May 30.

This isn't the first sports-related petition to show up on the White House website.

In January, there was a petition that asked the administration to make the day after the Super Bowl a federal holiday. That petition failed. Also in January, there was a petition that asked the president to force Marlins owner Jeff Loria to sell the team. That ended up getting taken down.

Will the Tebow petition get enough signatures? It's hard to say, but it does support job creation, which every American can get behind, right?

Keep your eye on everything NFL by following John Breech on Twitter @JohnBreech.

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