Jaguars: 5 players whose stock is on the rise following minicamp
2. Tim Tebow – tight end – Jacksonville Jaguars
Years after refusing to change positions, Tim Tebow is at last making the transition from quarterback to tight end. Should the Florida product have done it sooner? Does it matter if he couldn’t cut it in the NFL as a signal-caller? These questions are irrelevant at this point. The 25th overall pick in 2010’s draft got an opportunity in Jacksonville because he knows head coach Urban Meyer. You know that because he wasn’t on any other team’s radar. Regardless of how he became a Jaguar, he’s making the most out of his opportunity.
The odds are against Tebow, as he’s trying to learn a new position and he’s no longer a spring chicken. Moreover, not everyone at the Jaguars’ headquarters was on board with the decision to sign him. On the bright side, the 2010 first-overall selection has put his head down and has done everything he’s been asked to do. At this point, he looks like a good bet to make the roster.
Tebow won’t suddenly move to the top of the depth chart but Meyer will find him a role on offense. Switching from quarterback to tight end is not an easy task and it takes time but he could contribute as a gadget player. Skip Bayless of Undisputed recently said he envisions the former Gator playing an H-back kind of role in short-yardage and red-zone situations.
As long as the Jaguars don’t expect Tebow to become a tight end in the mold of Travis Kelce or Darren Waller, he should be fine. For the time being, he needs to keep working on his receiving skills, so he’s ready when the time comes.