The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that they plan to sign former star quarterback Tim Tebow, 33, to a one-year contract to play tight end, not quarterback. This was reported a week after it was leaked the Jaguars were hosting workouts for Tebow.
The last time Tebow touched an NFL field was in the preseason of 2015 for the Eagles before being released. His most successful season was with the Broncos where he won a playoff game against the Steelers in 2012, before getting moved to the New York Jets. His last professional sports game was for the New York Mets minor league team, and recently Tebow has been a sideline reporter for the SEC network.
Tim Tebow will be playing for his former college head coach Urban Meyer. Under Meyer’s leadership with the Florida Gators, Tebow became a Heisman trophy winner in 2007 and won a national championship in 2008.
The move comes as a slight surprise due to Tebow’s age, but he is a freakish athlete considering he holds the record for all-time career rushing touchdowns in the SEC. The Jaguars still need help at the tight end position despite having five of them on their roster. I also think that Urban Meyer will use him as an asset to help their first round draft pick and generational talent Trevor Lawrence.