Tony Khan: Urban Meyer believes Tim Tebow can help the Jaguars

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The Jaguars sound enthused about the possibility of signing Tim Tebow.

Tony Khan, the son of Jaguars owner Shad Khan and a member of the Jaguars’ front office with the title of Chief Football Strategy Officer, says head coach Urban Meyer thinks Tebow can help the Jaguars.

“Tim has definitely come in and worked out,” Khan told BleacherReport.com. “So beyond that, I can’t say too much, but Tim has come in and worked out as a tight end. That’s not a position that we’ve seen him play, but it’s a position that he’s been practicing at with us. So that will be interesting to see how that contributes to us on offense, too. Obviously Urban knows Tim really well and Tim has got a great history of winning. Urban really believes he can help us, and I think it makes a lot of sense. And it’s a position where we need to get better.”

A Tebow signing would make a lot of sense for the Jaguars, as Tebow remains enormously popular in the Jacksonville area. Tebow played for Meyer at Florida, and Meyer has said many times that he loved coaching Tebow. Although Tebow has never played any position other than quarterback and would have to be viewed as a long shot to make the regular-season roster, teams have 90 roster spots in the offseason, and it sounds likely that Tebow will soon occupy one of those roster spots.

67 responses to “Tony Khan: Urban Meyer believes Tim Tebow can help the Jaguars

  1. All of these professional opportunities Tebow continues to get make no sense to people evaluating talent other than the brief publicity angle. I get that he’s a really nice guy and all, but am I missing something here??

  2. Never understood the Tebow hate., I mean, I get it. It’s just really weird.

  3. Steve Spurrier is somewhere giving this a double thumbs up. The more of your ex-college players that have washed out of the league or close to washing the better!

  4. Between sideshows like this and their joke of a draft Jesus’ Jags are going to end up with Urban stroking out on the sidelines before the regular season starts. Lawrence will not survive the season either way.

  5. As a Gator fan I Watched Tim for years. He’s a great guy, I have no doubts he’ll be a net positive in life and will do good things. But his time playing football-stopped long ago. I think as a person who could do a lot of different things he’s actually doing himself a disservice. I’m not a religious man, but he is and seems to help with lots of worthy causes in the phillipines on the ground. He’s shown he’s good on tv for the college game, particularly the South East where he knows more institutions and people. He’s finished his baseball dream. He’s acting like a person with few options when he has so many. Mans not a QB in the pro game and I don’t think anyone is away from that level of physicality and returns to a MORE physical position with success. He’s a great person who is making himself seem like a person who was on a reality tv show and is trying to stay in the lime light. Hope this dies down quick, this circus shouldn’t see opening night. In my opinion

  6. If Tim Tebow can pull this off this could be the biggest comeback since Lazareth.

  7. Tim Tebow may very well be a wonderful person and a great influence… but anyone who would hire him over an ACTUAL TE needs to have their head examined. And they definitely do not need to be coaching an NFL team.

  8. Whatever else this is it is entertaining and I thought that was what football was supposed to be about. At least everyone here should agree that he (Tebow) can’t make the Jags any worse than they were last year if he makes the team.

  9. Tebow may sell tickets for the Jaguars, but if Meyer thinks that Tebow will make a better tight end than what was available in the draft or in free-agency, he’s smoking some good stuff.

    Don’t get me wrong. Tebow is a nice guy, but his days of contributing in the NFL are over.

  10. I think Tebow has watched Taysom Hill and realized he can/could do a lot of the same things with the Jags and a head coach that knows him and how much of an impact that type of play can bring to an offense.

  11. The first incomplete pass Lawrence throws, the Tebow fanbase will be screaming and demanding that he be made the starting quarterback. The media circus he brings with him is a negative.

  12. More smoke and mirrors. Oh well. They will cut a much more capable TE2 which another team will only be too happy to pick up.

  13. “Never understood the Tebow hate”
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    I don’t get the hate but I also don’t get the unending optimism. He’s 33 years old, hasn’t played football in years and has never played any position besides QB. There’s zero reason to believe he’s going to be an impact player and it’s nuts that a first-time NFL coach is wasting valuable time on a project like this. Like literally everything else on Urban’s list should be higher priority than this.

  14. I had high hopes for Meyer as an NFL head coach,but taking Tebow as a tight end shows poor judgement. After Denver, Tebow was a distraction. He didn’t work out for the Jets, or the Pats, or Philly.

    Meyer may use Tebow on a few gadget plays, but I think that’s about it.

  15. Can’t wait until Tebow turns 50 and is no longer trying to make a comeback in a sport he was never good at after he left Florida. Go away Tim. Take Peyton with you.

  16. Tim Tebow is in direct contact with his “Lord and Savior.”

  17. If we’re talking who brings a bigger sideshow, I’ll the Tebow circus over the Kaepernick one 7 days a week.

  18. cribbage12 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 6:03 pm
    Can’t wait until Tebow turns 50 and is no longer trying to make a comeback in a sport he was never good at after he left Florida. Go away Tim. Take Peyton with you.

    —-

    He was good enough to turn around a flailing Broncos squad, take them to the postseason and beat the Steelers on his 1st play from scrimmage in OT by delivering a frozen rope to DT down the sidelines

  19. “Tebow sells tickets the Khan family is running a business.”

    That’s a good place for Tebow…..in the booth, outside the stadium….selling tickets.

  20. Keep laughing. The New York Knicks are working him out next Monday. They have also seen the light.

  21. I always root for Tebow because it’s so easy to root for a person like him. The guy literally does more good for other people by 9am than most people do in an entire year. That said, his playing days have to be over. Why not have him as a “life coach” involved with the team helping the players with their lives off the field?

  22. Wow, Florida, and the South for that matter are just so…….different. lol

  23. All Tebow has ever done is win. He took over a 1-4 Denver team, and won 7 of the next 8 games. He was green as the hills, but he was a leader in the true sense of the word, and he turned a losing team into a winning team. He was never even given time to learn the position, yet he was winning. Lots of highly rated QB’s come into the NFL and lose, but the hope is that they’ll win as soon as they learn the most difficult position in sports. It’s still a mystery why Tebow wasn’t allowed to keep winning, while he learned the position. He did have a huge following. It was kind of like a harmless cult, but I guess NFL teams don’t want the distractions. But to say the kid couldn’t play QB was just a flat out lie, and yet that lie was welcomed and repeated by so many. I don’t get all bent out of shape over a real religious guy. I mean, a lot of so-called religious people aren’t really religious at all. Tebow was genuine. He wasn’t using religion to manipulate anybody. He was real, like it or not. But the guy was winning, and you can’t deny that. Josh Allen just started coming on strong after 2 1/2 seasons. Lots of people gave up on him, but lots just thought he needed more time. Tebow wasn’t given any time, so I know football didn’t have anything to do with him being black-balled. Urban Meyer isn’t insecure. If he thinks Tebow can help his team, he’s not too fearful to bring him in.

  24. I don’t even know why they’re going through the motions of having a “workout”. Just give him a guaranteed roster spot already.

  25. nhpats2011 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 6:37 pm
    cribbage12 says:
    May 4, 2021 at 6:03 pm
    Can’t wait until Tebow turns 50 and is no longer trying to make a comeback in a sport he was never good at after he left Florida. Go away Tim. Take Peyton with you.

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    He was good enough to turn around a flailing Broncos squad, take them to the postseason and beat the Steelers on his 1st play from scrimmage in OT by delivering a frozen rope to DT down the sidelines
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    Turn around? They went 8-8 when he took them to the playoffs. Having the DROY (Von Miller) was probably the biggest reason. BTW, Tebow had the lowest completion rate in the NFL that season. You mention the Pittsburgh game, but not the game after? You know, where Brady had more passing TDs then Tebow had completions by halftime.

  26. You can’t lead a team as a FB, TE or HB. This neuters Tebow!

  27. Love this for my Jag’s but it’s a mirage. He is done playing,why didnt he want to swith 10 years ago and try TE?? very weird story for sure.

  28. charliecharger says:

    May 4, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    All Tebow has ever done is win. He took over a 1-4 Denver team, and won 7 of the next 8 games. He was green as the hills, but he was a leader in the true sense of the word, and he turned a losing team into a winning team. He was never even given time to learn the position, yet he was winning. Lots of highly rated QB’s come into the NFL and lose, but the hope is that they’ll win as soon as they learn the most difficult position in sports. It’s still a mystery why Tebow wasn’t allowed to keep winning, while he learned the position. He did have a huge following. It was kind of like a harmless cult, but I guess NFL teams don’t want the distractions. But to say the kid couldn’t play QB was just a flat out lie, and yet that lie was welcomed and repeated by so many. I don’t get all bent out of shape over a real religious guy. I mean, a lot of so-called religious people aren’t really religious at all. Tebow was genuine. He wasn’t using religion to manipulate anybody. He was real, like it or not. But the guy was winning, and you can’t deny that. Josh Allen just started coming on strong after 2 1/2 seasons. Lots of people gave up on him, but lots just thought he needed more time. Tebow wasn’t given any time, so I know football didn’t have anything to do with him being black-balled. Urban Meyer isn’t insecure. If he thinks Tebow can help his team, he’s not too fearful to bring him in.
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    Paragraphs are your friend.

  29. Tebow is not ‘good enough’ to play QB but dreck like Daniel Jones, Drew Lock, Jameis Winston/Hill, Jalen Hurts, Sam Darnold, Fitzpatrick, Derek Carr, Baker Mayfield, Jared Goff, Kirk Cousins and Carson Wentz are?

  30. Jaguars with Lawrence and no Tebow…..Media swamps Lawrence, Lawrence does well

    Jags with Lawrence and Tebow…..Media swamps Tebow, Lawrence flourishes.

  31. Mathew Stafford has never won a playoff game in 12 years in the NFL, Rams just traded for him.
    Tebow won a playoff game in 2011. In overtime. With an 80 yard TD pass.
    316 yards and 2 Touchdowns, no Interceptions. Outplayed Ben Roethlisberger, who had 289 yards, 1 TD and 1 Int.
    Your hate doesn’t make that amazing season, or that playoff win go away.

  32. supercharger says:
    May 4, 2021 at 4:57 pm
    Never understood the Tebow hate., I mean, I get it. It’s just really weird

    Skepticism rather than hate

  33. Didn’t the Jags say they want to be on Hard Knocks this year? There’s your Tebow reality tv show. The NFL will love it. But the spot he takes in camp should probably go to an undrafted TE who is bigger, faster, has better hands, and is a better blocker.

  34. Remember that time Mark Sanchez threw a pass to Tebow and it hit him in the head? That was awesome.

  35. Tim Tebow is 33. Gronk is only 31, and he’s already been retired and come back into football, so Tebow would be an old rookie tight end. But, on the other hand, his body isn’t worn out by the years of hard tackles that Gronk endured. And Gronk scored two touchdowns in the Super Bowl this year. So the numbers may go against Tebow, but not entirely or prohibitively. For me, it’s better than watching my hometown Houston Texans this year!

  36. It’s pretty obvious what this means. Although no one wants to say it publicly, Lawrence will be riding the pine for a couple years while Tebow installs Urban’s vaunted offense.

  37. There’s no hate for Tebow. Never has been. It’s just that he wanted to be an NFL quarterback and he can’t throw. He had more opportunity for that job than was probably warranted because of his intangibles and college resumé, but there are guys that can throw, and guys that can’t. Just too awkward and inaccurate to be in the league. Nothing against the guy personally.

  38. The fan base will increase for sure with what is happening down there now. If I remember correctly Bill tried to get Tebow to come to NE to be a TE.

  39. Taysom Hill and Lamar Jackson are considered QBs but Tebow somehow isn’t???

  40. If taysom hill can do it why not football jesus? Hell at least tebow had a playoff win under his belt. See what hes got and if it doesnt work cut him and move on.

  41. I remember them asking if he was willing to be a TE before but his pride kept him from doing it. Maybe he can do it. Plus with him not playing football in so long and not taking the hits maybe hes got more tread on the tires than one would thimk.

  42. “Tebow wasn’t given any time, so I know football didn’t have anything to do with him being black-balled.”

    Tebow was never black-balled. He had opportunities with multiple teams after Denver. Tim then played several years of professional baseball. He is a fixture on the SEC Network. Tim has multiple appearances per year on several television talk/variety shows.

    It is simply incorrect to claim that Tebow has ever been black-balled from anything.

  43. I give him a 50-50 shot at making the 90-man training camp roster. I give him a 1% chance of making the final 53-man roster.
    As a Jags fan, I like Meyer, but I don’t like Meyer doing this. This is a waste of time. It seems like he’s just doing a favor for a friend, and there’s no place for that. This is a serious business.

  44. I don’t believe there’s “hate” for Tebow, I think there’s general bewilderment with the narrative that he’s been “blackballed” by the NFL, which is an absurd fantasy.

    He won a playoff game with Denver – Sanchez took the Jets to two AFC Championship Games. Who’s arguing that Sanchez “didn’t get a fair shot”? Foles won a Super Bowl – so why is he sitting on the sidelines? Incidentally, Foles is very religious, also. Tebow isn’t being “persecuted” because he’s Christian.

    Tebow ran an offense in college that simply won’t work in the NFL. He wasn’t good enough as a traditional QB to remain in the league, and refused to switch positions. Far more QBs wash out in the NFL than ever establish themselves. Young QBs are rushed onto the field and rarely are they treated with patience.

    Tebow just wasn’t good enough, and the chances of him developing into an NFL-level TE in a few months are zero. It’s not as easy as that.

  45. He might be a good flex player and probably better than that Taysom guy.

  46. As we have read, Sean Payton wanted him in that Taysom Hill roll but he said ‘no’. Would be quite a feat if he could make a roster after all this time away.

    BTW, Jags will have the offensive ROY – Travis Etienne.

  47. “I think Tebow has watched Taysom Hill and realized he can/could do a lot of the same things”
    __________

    But can he really? Hill runs a 4.4 while Tebow was 4.7 way back at the 2009 combine. Hill can catch passes but we’ve never seen Tebow do that. Hill managed to complete 70% of his passes last season while Tebow was a 47% passer for his NFL career. One guy is a verified multi-threat player with recent success while the other hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012.

  48. On the bright side, we now live in an NFL where the Browns and Bills are finally good teams again.

    Unfortunately their curses of weird ownership decisions to sell jerseys and tickets but not win games seems to have moved to Houston and Jacksonville.

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