Jaguars should bring back Tim Tebow as member of their coaching staff

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) /

The Tim Tebow experiment didn’t work the way the Jacksonville Jaguars expected but the organization should give him another chance next offseason. This time though, they should bring him as a member of the coaching staff and bring him along slowly.

Tebow is trending on social media because analyst and former NFL player Robert Griffin III recently suggested the University of Florida hire him as their next head coach. RGIII believes the 2010 first-round pick is the right man to take over the Gators. He argues that Tebow’s motivational skills could be an asset and could thrive with a coaching staff that helps him implement his vision.

The Gators are looking for a permanent replacement for Dan Mullen, whom they fired after a 24-23 loss overtime to Missouri. Of course, the loss wasn’t the sole reason Florida parted ways with Mullen. With him at the helm, the Gators were 5-6 in 2021 and lost four of their last five games. This prompted the program to move on from the head coach and roll with Greg Knox as their interim.

Keep in mind that Tebow has no coaching experience and would be a long shot to fill Florida’s opening or any for that matter. Moreover, The Gators are in “deep negotiations” with Billy Napier to oversee their program, so they could make an announcement at any time. Here’s Griffin’s tweet in case you missed it.

The Jaguars can groom Tim Tebow as an assistant.

After giving up on his baseball career, Tebow gave the NFL another shot. This time though, he tried to make the switch from quarterback to tight end. The Jags ended up releasing him during the first round of roster cuts and he got a job as an analyst for ESPN. However, Urban Meyer should consider bringing the Heisman Trophy winner as a member of the coaching staff.

Let’s be clear, Tebow has no coaching experience, and even if he had the best staff available, he would be overwhelmed. After all, you need more than being a leader to succeed as a head coach in both the collegiate ranks and the NFL. But as an assistant, he could learn the ropes and move his way up the coaching ladder.

The Jaguars are 2-8 heading into Week 12 and unless they finish the season on a strong note, Meyer will likely make changes to the staff next offseason. Hiring Tebow would be a low-risk, high-reward move.

Throughout his career, Tebow has shown he’s willing to put in the work. Things haven’t worked the way he wanted but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. If he’s willing to listen and learn from Meyer, he could be a nice addition to the jaguars’ coaching staff.

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