Although we can't be sure that everyone who weighed in was joking.
At the time of our post, nearly 2,000 people had signed the petition — and as of this writing, hundreds more supporters have pushed the total over that figure.
As for our readers, a lot of them had fun with the perception that Tebow's outspoken Christianity is his secret weapon.
Here's a conversation starter, followed by a roundup of replies.
Marcelino Casias writes:
The dude is not an NFL Quarterback. He's had opportunities with a number of teams. Let it go, people.Sam Serkman writes:
You don't understand! All we have to do is put the ball in Timmy's hands and Jesus will do the rest!Barbra Maes writes:
Well said Sam! Have faith...It works!Marcelino Casias writes:
I have faith that Jesus will keep Tebow off the field.Zach Sargent writes:
Thank you!! I don't know what is more of a joke...Thinking he is an NFL QB or calling him the chosen one.Michael Fenstermaker writes:
Jesus plays through Tebow, sign him.Marcelino Casias writes:
Well I talk to Jesus every Tuesday morning and he said that football IS his number 1 priority (followed by keeping gays from eating wedding cakes) so maybe we'll see Tebow, cast aglow, floating above the field on Sundays this year.