Fulham owner Shad Khan under pressure to sign the NFL's most controversial player, Tim Tebow

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is under pressure from a large portion of his fanbase to sign Tim Tebow.

If there are any Fulham fans wondering how the Jacksonville Jaguars are getting on in the NFL this season; brace yourselves.

The team also owned by their new master, billionaire Shad Khan are in a rapidly downward spiral, despite a number of shrewd off-season moves.

They have lost their opening two matches, scoring just one touchdown in a late loss to fellow strugglers the Oakland Raiders.

Their maligned quarterback Blaine Gabbert severed him hand in the opening defeat to Indianapolis in which they scored just two points, and his replacement Chad Henne looked every inch a back-up QB on Sunday.

It has led to long-suffering Jaguars fans to plan a rally to get Khan to sign free agent Tim Tebow, the most divisive player in the NFL.

The news was announced by NFL.com's Adam Schefter on Twitter on Monday evening:

Tebow is in football terms a Sam Allardyce. His methods look terrible on the field, excite very few, but you can't argue with the results so far in his short career when given an opportunity.

He became an instant sensation in Denver leading them to the play-offs in 2011, defeating Pittsburgh in the wildcard game, gaining a knack of winning despite all odds being against him.

He was moved aside for superstar Peyton Manning, and joined the Jets, a disastrous move which saw him left on the bench pretty much all year long. He was cut, and joined the New England Patriots this summer before being cut after a solid if unspectacular pre-season.

Now a free agent, many have questioned whether Tebow has an NFL future at all, but surely he deserves one final crack after his exploits with Denver?

Jags fans think so, and they have good reason. Tebow played his college football down the road with the Florida 'Gators, earning an NFL shot - and his name has long been connected with the Jags, although Khan has so far resisted.

Right now it's fair to ask, what have either party got to lose?

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