Jaguars TE Tim Tebow gets positive endorsement from Trevor Lawrence

Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Tim Tebow to play tight end this offseason. While he’s a long shot to make the transition to tight end and resume his NFL career, he’s giving it a shot. Depending on who you talk to, signing the former quarterback is either pointless or a smart move by the Jags. If you ask rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Tebow looks great.

The Clemson product recently appeared on the AP Football Podcast and described Tebow as a hard worker, via TMZ. Furthermore, he believes he is someone everybody wants to be around. Lawrence says he’s looking forward to seeing him play and highlights the fact he’s in great shape.

"Those are the kind of guys you want in your locker room and that you want to be around every day. And then I’m excited to see what he can do on the field as well. We got in a few days and he looks great. He’s in awesome shape.”"

Lawrence could resent the attention Tebow is getting but he isn’t letting it bother him. Instead, he is trying to make something positive out of it. Tebow has an uphill battle to make the Jaguars’ 53-man roster. If he fails, it won’t be because of a lack of effort. Although it would be great to know what other Jaguars think of him, one of the most important ones approves his signing.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking a calculated risk with Tim Tebow.

The Tebow signing shouldn’t be discussed in absolutes. While there are many several reasons why it doesn’t make sense, the positives shouldn’t be disregarded. If the first-round pick is having a positive impact on the locker, it has to be discussed. It’s uncertain if other teammates beyond Lawrence support Tebow’s addition to the team but it would be great if they do.

The Jaguars already have a few leaders in veterans such as Myle Jack and Brandon Linder but if Tebow can somehow contribute on the field and have a positive impact out of it, he should definitely make the team. Does it matter if the Florida product is the fourth tight end or his role is mainly on special teams? As long as he’s ready when the team calls on him, it doesn’t matter.

What about the attention Tebow is receiving? It’s rare for a bottom-of-the-roster player to be getting the spotlight he’s getting. It’s true that teammates might not like it but there are no reports of that happening. Jaguars’ players could rightfully raise concerns if they see any signs of favoritism or bias towards Tebow. Nevertheless, that doesn’t currently seem to be the case.

The Jags should have definitely addressed their tight end position this offseason. Had they signed somebody like Jonnu Smith or even veteran Jared Cook, we wouldn’t be talking about Tebow right now.  There are even some options still available that are better than Tebow but if that’s the route the team’s brass want to take, so be it. Let’s just set realistic expectations about it.

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