The only team in the AFC South that did not have a chance of getting Peyton Manning--or was not at least rumored to be interested-- might actually be able to benefit from his departure.
There was a brief rumor that the Houston Texans were entertaining the notion of entering the Manning Mania Race, but that never panned out. Tennessee made its interest in the legendary QB pretty clear. The Colts made him available to the world by cutting him. Now it appears that Jacksonville might reap the benefits.
Blaine Gabbert could still be the QB of the future for the Jaguars, but he has a long way to go before he can rest assured that the job is his. Love him or hate him, Tim Tebow is a draw and he will put fans in the seats at EverBank Field. With the trouble they have had with blackouts the last few seasons whether or not he guides the team to wins may not matter. Financially he could save the franchise.
If there was a team where his skill set could fit in rather easily it would be the Jaguars. Jacksonville is a run first team and is lucky enough to have one of the best running backs in the game in Maurice Jones-Drew. Tebow as an added running threat would give them another dimension that could at least frustrate their division foes if not many other teams in the league.
Of course, until Tebow gets better in the passing game the Jaguars-- or whatever team does get him-- will likely never be more than a fringe playoff team (and that's only if he's in a weak division). Sadly, that would be the case in the AFC South should he go to Jacksonville.
Tebow will need the benefit of some quality receivers to work with in order for him to bring his passing game up to where it needs to be for him to be a top QB in the NFL. Jacksonville has none.
While Tebow may get some more Jacksonville games on television, the division will likely have mixed feelings on the departure of Peyton Manning. Tennessee, with Chris Johnson and a talented group of young receivers, would have easily been a favorite to win the AFC with Manning at the helm. Houston will be glad that they don't have to face Manning yet again for the AFC South title. Indianapolis fans will understandably be in mourning for the season.
As for Jacksonville, it will all depend on whether one of Florida's favorite sons comes back home.