Jacksonville Jaguars Expected to Sign Tim Tebow, But as a Tight End

Tim Tebow With Jaguars Background

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign former QB Tim Tebow to a one-year deal.
  • Tebow will finally get a chance o play for his hometown team but a a tight-end not a quarterback.
  • The 33-year old has never played tight end before, not in high school, college, of the NFL.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign former quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year deal. Tebow will finally be playing for his hometown been but interestingly, he won’t be doing so as a quarterback, but as a tight end.

Once he signs the deal, Tebow will be reunited with Urban Meyer who coached him during his record-setting run at Florida.

Last Played in 2015

Tebow has not played in the NFL since 2015 and he has spent the last six years as a broadcaster with the SEC Network while also trying to make a Major League baseball team. He has also not played the tight end position before, not in high school, college, or in the NFL.

Word leaked out during the first day of the 2021 NFL Draft that Tebow was working out with Jacksonville as a tight end. Although Jaguars GM Trent Baalke confirmed the workout, he said that the team would not worry about whether they would sign Tebow until after the draft.

Jacksonville already has five tight ends but not one stands out. Chris Manhertz is a blocker who has 12 total catches in 70 games while James O’Shaughnessy has 88 catches in six total seasons with the Chiefs and Jaguars. Ben Ellefson has one career catch while Tyler Davis was the team’s 6th round pick last year and Ben Ellefson their 5th round pick in the recent draft.

Aside from playing tight end, Meyer could ask Tebow to mentor this year’s no.1 overall pick, quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Like Tebow, Lawrence led his college team to the National title as an underclassman before he was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

First Sophomore to win Heisman Trophy

Tebow threw for 3,286 yards and 32 touchdowns and ran for 895 yards with 23 touchdowns to become the first sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy. The following year, he led the Gators to the 2008 National Championship and led Florida to an unbeaten regular season in 2009 before losing to Alabama in the SEC championship game.

He was picked 25th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos but he only started three games that season, including two playoff games. In the wild card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he connected on an 80-yard catch and run TD Demariyus Thomas as the Broncos beat the Steelers in OT. However, he went 9-26 for 132 yards the following week as Denver lost to New England.

He went 7-4 with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions as Denver’s starter in 2011. But after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning, he was traded to the Jets where he played mainly for the special teams before being cut the following April. Tebow signed with the New England Patriots but was released in the final cuts after training camp. He inked a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in April 2015 and played in all four preseason games but was among the final cuts.

In 2016, Tebow attempted to play in the MLB and signed with the New York Mets for a minor league deal. He moved up from the instructional league to Triple A baseball in four years but retired last February. Tebow finished his baseball career with 18 homers and 09 RBIs in 306 games played.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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