Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is about to re-join the NFL, but this time as a tight end with the Jacksonville Jaguars. After spending some time in minor league baseball, the former Heisman champion will return for another shot at life in the NFL. Tebow last appeared on an NFL roster in the 2015 offseason and last played in the regular season back in 2012.
The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021
Tim Tebow, Jacksonville Jaguars, To Agree to Contract
Tim Tebow’s NFL journey is one of the most fascinating in recent memory. A first-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Florida product was widely considered a fantastic athlete that lacked the accuracy and arm strength to play the position at the NFL level. Nonetheless, Josh McDaniels and the Denver Broncos still believed in him to be an NFL-caliber quarterback. Tebow made three starts as a rookie, completing 50% of his passes for 654 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions while adding another 227 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
Tebow’s career highlight came during the 2011 season. After starting the season as a backup, the quarterback took over midway through the season and led Denver to an improbable playoff berth. The Broncos went 7-4 with Tebow at the helm, while the former Heisman winner completed 46.5% of his passes for 1,729 yards, 12 touchdowns, and six interceptions while adding another 660 rushing yards and six touchdowns. He capped it off by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round of the 2011 playoffs before falling to the New England Patriots.
Despite the team success, the Denver Broncos traded Tebow to the New York Jets after landing Peyton Manning as a free agent. Tebow didn’t do much of anything in New York, as he spent the majority of that season backing up Mark Sanchez and only seeing the field in sub-packages. The Jets released Tebow following the 2013 NFL Draft, and he has not played a regular season game since.
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