Jacksonville Jaguars stole all the headlines last week when Urban Meyer and the front office decided to sign his former QB Tim Tebow to play TE. Trevor Lawrence will now have another first-round pick with him on the roster, and he seems pretty happy with his newest teammate.
Tim Tebow hasn’t stepped foot on an NFL field in over 8 years, through which he also made an attempt at playing baseball and being a college football analyst. But despite the criticism that has come the team’s way, both Tebow and Lawrence don’t seem to be bothered. And Trevor Lawrence seems to be enjoying having a veteran on the team.
Breaking: Tim Tebow signed his contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars this morning, a source told @AdamSchefter.
He will be on the field today for the team’s off-season program as he sets out to compete for a roster spot at tight end. pic.twitter.com/w56dVXsJGu
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 20, 2021
Trevor Lawrence believes Tim Tebow is a player that everyone wants on their team.
How Tebow, the 25th overall pick of the 2010 draft, looked and how he competed at a tryout for the team has already been lauded, and Lawrence has likewise been impressed by the 33-year-old’s ability to grasp the Jaguars’ offence and scheme.
“He’s running around well, picking it up quick. I think mentally, he’s in a great spot. Being a quarterback and playing in the NFL for a number of years, he kind of gets the NFL offense — personnel, offense, systems — he picks them up easily,” Lawrence said.
“He’s coming along great and I think just everyone’s excited to have him in the locker room, seeing what he’s been able to do, the ultimate competitor he is and just his character. That’s just a guy you want on your team, for one, and a guy you want to be around.”
Trevor Lawrence is excited to have Tim Tebow as a teammate. pic.twitter.com/PAifVZyUnN
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 26, 2021
“I’ve had a few good conversations with him. I’m really excited to play with him,” Lawrence told MJ Acosta-Ruiz on Wednesday’s edition of NFL Total Access. “I don’t know if you’re going to find a better guy to have in your locker room, and he’s in great shape. He looks great, he’s been out there practising with us.”
Three words: TREVOR. LAWRENCE. INTERVIEW. 🙌
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) May 26, 2021
Trevor Lawrence would have assumed that all the attention would have been on him and the pressure that comes with being the No.1 overall pick. But he will definitely not mind the attention that has been diverted to Tebow and his signing. It should be interesting to see both Tebow and Lawrence on the same team next season.