Jacksonville Jaguars player under scrutiny No. 5 – Tight end Tim Tebow
Just like Trevor Lawrence, Tim Tebow was a first-round pick… in 2010. The Denver Broncos pulled a curveball on everyone when they use the 25th overall selection on the Florida product. Even though he led the Gators to a BCS National Champion in 2008 and won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore, he entered the NFL with a big question mark. Specifically, his throwing motion was deemed too slow.
Keep in mind that the draft is a crapshoot but scouts got this one right, as Tebow last played in a regular-season game in 2012. After a few unsuccessful try-outs with the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, he focused on his baseball career for several years. However, he decided to give the NFL one more shot and is currently attempting a comeback… as a tight end.
That’s right. Not only is Tebow is coming back to the NFL at age 33 but he is learning a new position as well. No other team besides the Jaguars showed interest in the two-time SEC Player of the Year and the only reason he got an invite with the Jags was because he played for head coach Urban Meyer back in Florida.
To Tebow’s credit, he’s kept his head down and has done everything he’s been told to do. Nevertheless, things are going to ramp up in training camp. Most NFL players look great in shots and he was no exception. It’s now time for him to put the pads on and show he can play tight end.