Could Jacksonville Jaguars add Tim Tebow to their coaching staff?
Former NFL first-round pick Tim Tebow, who was a successful quarterback for the Florida Gators at the college level, has announced his decision to retire from professional baseball. Should the Jacksonville Jaguars add him to their coaching staff?
Tebow spent the last five years playing minor league baseball and was named to the New York Mets’ spring training earlier this year before calling it quits. Although his days as a football and baseball player are over, he could join Urban Meyer’s coaching staff in Jacksonville.
Meyer was the Gators head coach during Tebow’s playing days at the collegiate level. Together, they turned Florida into a powerhouse and won two BCS national championships, one in 2006 and the other one in 2008.
Back in the late 2000s, Tebow was one of the most prominent and successful quarterbacks in college football. During his four-year career at Florida, he was 661-of-985 for 9,286 yards with 88 touchdowns and just 16 interceptions. Moreover, he became the first sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy.
Tebow was then drafted 25th overall in 2010’s draft by the Denver Broncos. However, he struggled in the NFL and couldn’t recreate the success he had with the Gators. The Broncos traded him, along with a seventh-round selection, to the New York Jets after just two seasons in exchange for a fourth-round and a sixth-round selection. His struggles continued in the ‘Big Apple’ and was released the following year.
What would Tim Tebow bring to the Jacksonville Jaguars?
There are no reports linking Tebow to the Jaguars, but the Meyer connection could be enough to convince him to join Jacksonville’s coaching staff. If he wanted to, he could call his old head coach and probably get a job on the spot. Although the ‘Jags’ have filled all the openings, they could hire the former quarterback as a quality control coach. He could then work his way up and get a bigger role down the stretch.
If Tebow isn’t interested in coaching, Meyer could find him another job with the Jaguars. He’s a fan favorite and was voted America’s fifth-best quarterback in 2016 even though his playing days in the NFL were over by then.
The Jaguars are getting plenty of attention this offseason because they hold the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Tebow’s presence would make the spotlight shine even brighter.