Tim Tebow gets support from fellow AFC South tight end

Tim Tebow #85 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Tim Tebow #85 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

When it comes to Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow, there are two camps. On one hand, his supporters see him as a hard worker, and leader. Also, they remember he was the engine that helped Florida win the BCS National Championship in 2008. Meanwhile, his critics believe he gets more praise than he deserves and should no longer live off his past glories. Regardless of where you stand, you can’t deny he’s the kind of player that will always put in the work and grind even if he falls short.

You probably heard that All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce is excited about Tebow switching positions. Now, he has another supporter in Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox. The Virginia Commonwealth product told TMZ that he’s not sure if the former Gator will be a starter but acknowledges that he’s a hard worker, so you can’t put anything past him. Alie-Cox suggests Tebow be open to learning, learn how to block, how to catch passes but thinks he will ultimately be fine.

If someone knows how hard is it to cut it in the NFL is Alie-Cox, one of the Colts’ most underrated players. He was an undrafted free agent in 2017 but he worked his way up the roster and has seen his playing time increase considerably. The former Ram spent his rookie campaign in Indy’s practice squad but made the 53-man roster in 2018. That year, he appeared in nine games and hauled in seven receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Last season was his best, playing 15 games with six starts and catching 31 receptions for 391 yards with two touchdowns.

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow isn’t stopping now.

After a successful collegiate career, Tebow struggled to make the transition to the pros. He still had the determination and conviction he had with the Gators, it’s just that he wasn’t cut to play quarterback in the NFL. The 2010 first-round pick helped the Denver Broncos (the team that drafted him) upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round of the 2011 playoffs. Nevertheless, he didn’t have the same kind of success he had at Florida and he was out of the league after just three years.

After a stint playing baseball in the minor leagues, Tebow is trying to make a comeback in the NFL.  It’s just that he will no longer play quarterback. Instead, he will switch to tight end. The Jaguars needed help at the position, so signing the 25th overall selection in 2010’s draft didn’t seem unreasonable. It also helps that he has a close relationship with Urban Meyer, who was his head coach at Florida and now has the same job in Jacksonville,

At this point, Tim Tebow is a good bet to make the Jaguars’ 53-man roster but he won’t likely be their number-one tight end. Instead, he may be the H-Back and play in short-yardage and red-zone situations, a role Skip Bayless calls ‘designated scoring machine‘. Keep in mind that he doesn’t have to become an All-Pro. He just has to show he can help this Jacksonville team win a few games.

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