Former Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey admitted the team explored the possibility of a trade for then-Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow last offseason. That was known. Mularkey also said there were no intentions to start Tebow over Blaine Gabbert.

There was a significant concern about the drama that would come with the move to bring Tebow on board.

"It was definitely a concern," Mularkey said on NBC Sports Network's "Pro Football Talk." "Because we were going to go with Blaine Gabbert. ... We were going to find ways to get the ball to him, but we were going to go with Gabbert.

"It would have been a distraction. If Blaine would have failed early, it would have been the call to bring Tebow in, and that's not something you want for your football team. Any kind of distraction."

Mularkey said the Jaguars weren't going to be deterred by the fact that Gabbert had completed just 50.8 percent of his passes as a rookie, even though Tebow had led the Broncos to a playoff win. Mularkey had no question that Gabbert was the better option as a franchise quarterback.