Jaguars signing Tim Tebow seems like matter of time
The Jacksonville Jaguars could use an upgrade at tigh end and it looks like they could bring in former first-round quarterback Tim Tebow to help address the position. Jags co-owner Tony Khan recently talked about the interest the team has in the Florida product.
Kahn told Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report that head coach Urban Meyer believes Tebow can help them and confirmed he has worked out of them as a tight end. He says that even though he doesn’t have experience playing the position, that’s where he’s been practicing with them and adds that it will be interesting to see “how that contributes on offense”
A quarterback in his college and NFL career, Tebow helped the Gators win two national championships and was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy. However, his success didn’t carry over into the NFL, and struggle to make the transition to the pros. In the end, he played just three years, appearing in 35 games with 16 starts. Had he switched positions, his career might’ve lasted more but he says that that just wasn’t in his heart.
"For me it’s always about pursuing what’s in your heart, what you love, what you’re passionate about, and I love the game of football but what I really love doing is playing the quarterback position."
The Jacksonville Jaguars need to give Tim Tebow a chance
It’s uncertain if Tebow is working out as a tight end because he wants to or if Meyer convinced him to give him a shot. Regardless, it seems like it’s just a matter of time before the 2010 first-round pick joins the Jaguars. Now, one thing is for him to make be part of the team’s 90-man roster but will he be good enough to make the team? This Jacksonville team needs to give it a shot.
If the Jags had addressed the tight end position differently, there would be no need to bring in Tebow but they didn’t, so they don’t lose much by offering him a try-out. Although the team drafted Luke Farrell in the fifth round of 2021’s draft, he’s more of an inline blocker and the team could use a deep threat that could stretch the field. Currently, they don’t have that player in the roster and Tebow may not be it, but he could at least give them one more option at the position.
Is signing Tebow the best alternative? It’s doubtful but the Jaguars, just like every other NFL, are constantly looking for ways, and it would be a disservice to themselves not to give the former Gators quarterback a chance to come in and contribute.