Tim Tebow looks like he’s back in the NFL. The Jaguars are expected to sign Tebow to a one-year deal as he’ll transition from playing quarterback to…tight end.
Just goes to show you that the NFL is a highly unpredictable world. After all, who thought Tebow would ever get a chance in the NFL? And that too as a tight end? Well, if you bet on that a few years ago, you’re looking really rich now.
Leading up to the draft, rumors started to surface that Tebow was working out with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tebow’s connection to the Jaguars stems from his relationship with new head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer coached Tebow back in college between 2006 and 2008 for the Florida Gators.
Now, the pair seems to be reuniting as the Jaguars look to rebuild their franchise. Skip Bayless believes that the move to sign the former quarterback is a winning one for Urban Meyer and the Jaguars.
JUST WATCH: Tim Tebow will contribute to winning for a coach in Urban Meyer who knows better than anyone how Tebow’s all-time intangibles can impact a team. He’ll play H-back, run or catch/run the ball 3 or 4 times a game, maybe even play special teams. All He Does Is Win.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 10, 2021
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Tebow’s deal with the Jaguars is still not official yet. However, the move is certainly looking more and more likely as time passes on. The contract is expected to be a one-year deal, and it will look to become official by next week.
The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021
Tebow flashed great potential as a dual threat quarterback. Tebow won two National Championships with Florida in 2006 and 2008, and he was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2007. Additionally, when given the chance to start in the NFL, Tebow didn’t falter (at least not immediately).
He spent two years with the Broncos where he went 8-6 as a started including a miraculous overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Playoffs in 2011.
Tim Tebow turns 32 today.
That 2011 run is still unbelievable.
8-5 as starter
First Broncos playoffs since 2005
OT victory vs. Steelers
Tied for most comebacks in the NFL
Six game-winning drives
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) August 14, 2019
However, the Broncos would sign Peyton Manning, effectively ending Tebow’s career as a quarterback as only appeared in gadget plays (think Taysom Hill with the Saints) with the New York Jets, and fizzled out in training camps with the Patriots, and he tried baseball as well after. However, that didn’t work either.
Now, he attempts to revitalize his career by shifting to tight end. This was a move that many believed he should have made earlier in his career, but what’s done is done.
It remains to be seen if Tebow can make the Jaguars roster, but he does have a chance. The Jaguars don’t have a solid piece at tight end, and if Tebow plays well enough, he could earn that job.
Who knew that one day we might be hearing a commentator saying “Trevor Lawrence finds Tim Tebow in the back of the end-zone for a Jaguars touchdown!” 2021 really is a weird year.