Jaguars plan to sign Tim Tebow

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Monday began with word from Peter King in Football Morning in America that the Jaguars could sign Tim Tebow after this week’s rookie minicamp and it appears the wheels for that signing are already in motion.

NFL Media reports that the Jaguars are planning to sign Tebow, who will be trying for a second act in the NFL as a tight end. The deal is not done yet, so the signing may not officially take place until after the team holds its minicamp this weekend.

Tebow last appeared in the NFL as a member of the Jets during the 2012 season and played baseball in the Mets organization from 2016-2019. He worked out for the Jaguars recently and the team’s chief football strategy officer Tony Khan said that head coach Urban Meyer “really believes [Tebow] can help us.”

Given how well Tebow and Meyer did while at Florida, Tebow’s arrival with the team should be good for generating interest in a club that was already creating a good bit of it thanks to Meyer and Trevor Lawrence.

83 responses to “Jaguars plan to sign Tim Tebow

  1. Just squatting on a roster spot some young, qualified TE could use.

  2. Unless you’re invested in Trevor Lawrence, no other reason to talk about the Jags. Sure why not. Camp bodies are expendable anyway

  3. Out of all the players that have had media circuses following them, Tebow’s done nothing wrong. He’s shown himself to be a really good, humble guy following his dreams. He doesn’t deserve the hate.

  4. Why not? Hope it works out well for all involved. What reason is there to hope otherwise?

  5. They’re probably already installing packages for Tebow similar to what Taysom Hill did in New Orleans.
    You just know he’s going to be under center at some point.

  6. I hope he is a hit and will watch to see how it works Just to squelch all the naysayers above. Football is supposed to be fun. It’s not Omaha Beach on D-day.

  7. It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years since he’s been in the NFL. Time’s flying by.

  8. I guess it took him this long to figure out God didn’t want him to play QB

  9. Urban Meyer took this job for one reason, and everything he’s doing is for that one reason. TO WIN!

  10. Still has to beat out the other 5 TEs currently on the roster. Would sell a few tickets though.

  11. What about some PSAs in which the NFL apologizes for crapping on the flag and national anthem next? Then and only then will self-respecting American Christians return to the NFL!

  12. Wait, why did Jacksonville have the #1 pick again? Oh yeah, they mismanage their team.

  13. It’ll all be good fun until Trevor Lawrence is lost for the year on an assignment Tebow missed.

  14. This sounds like a publicity stunt more than anything, but I’m actually interested to see how this plays out.

  15. This guy is the NFL version of the Kardashians. Hasn’t played in a game since 2012. This is so sad

  16. So what is his position? TE /Emergency QB/special teams ace/ Holder/ Clip board Ninja??. He’s going to have to play special teams right? I mean if he doesn’t that is a huge wasted spot.

  17. 32 years old and has never played a down at tight end in the NFL. Teams begged him to play TE for years and he refused because he’d rather play baseball. What happened to “loving the game”?

  18. Tebow has a lot of fans in Jacksonville area. If Tebow makes the team and Trevor Lawrence struggles, fans will start to chant Tebow’s name to start.

  19. Makes sense. 33 is a great age to play a sport you’ve been out of for 9 years at a position you’ve never played using blocking skills you’ve never exhibited, receiving abilities you’ve never shown and with speed and agility you’ve never had.

    Let the Timmay circus commence!

  20. Tebow isn’t an NFL QB. But he should’ve switched to TE years ago. No one denies he has great athletic ability .
    But can he catch a football at age 33?

  21. Don’t let Lawrence struggle even a little bit…the media will start calling for Tebow.

  22. When he was 26 he refused to switch positions which would’ve extended his NFL career. Maybe he would’ve been a good TE. He was above that, said he was QB only. He pouted in NY, demanded to start, refused to come into the game on wildcat plays. Teammates hated him. Elway’s book further proved what a jerk Tebow is (refused to appear at his wife’s charity event unless she paid a huge fee). Now he is 34, just failed at baseball after failing at the NFL and feels he is read to change positions? A guy who has never played TE, who last played in a NFL game 6 years ago in the preseason, who last appeared in a regular season game in 2012. Urban Meyer clearly learned nothing from Steve Spurrier when he brought in ex-Gators who were not good NFL players. Players often switch positions but they do that very early on. College or first year or two in the NFL. Not at 34 years old having not seen any game action since 2015. Everything about this guy has always been about media attention, money. His baseball career was a HUGE publicity stunt. Teams made good money off of him especially opposing teams. My local minor league team usually drew a few hundred people if that. Sellout when Tebow came to town. He took up a roster spot that could’ve gone to a much more deserving player and appears he could be doing that again as a TE.

  23. You can’t lead a team as a FB, HB or TE. They never made Josh Rosen switch positions!

  24. He’s STILL a big tall fast guy, hasn’t had any wear and tear. Probably mostly be a blocker

  25. 8-5 with a playoff win to never being allowed to start at QB again = conspiracy

  26. He will sell tickets and jerseys and maybe be helpfull with some “trick” plays ….good for Him have fun !

  27. beej says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    He’s STILL a big tall fast guy, hasn’t had any wear and tear. Probably mostly be a blocker

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    Actually he’s smaller, slower and less athletic than most TE’s. And he can’t block, he got run over the one time he was a personal protector. You really think he’s going to be able to block an NFL DE? I’d bet good money he couldn’t block most D3 DE’s.

  28. The NFL is rightfully scared by that big Superbowl ratings drop despite Brady-Mahomes matchup. Time to stop blackballing Tebow.

  29. Give the young man a chance. If he’s good. good call! If he’s bad wave him. Give him a chance. Gee whiz, not like you Jaguar fans have a solid franchise over the last few years. If he is great, you’ll love him. I not, oh well.

  30. Pola pe’a says:
    May 10, 2021 at 7:09 pm
    beej says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    He’s STILL a big tall fast guy, hasn’t had any wear and tear. Probably mostly be a blocker

    —-
    Actually he’s smaller, slower and less athletic than most TE’s. And he can’t block, he got run over the one time he was a personal protector. You really think he’s going to be able to block an NFL DE? I’d bet good money he couldn’t block most D3 DE’s
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    6’3/255 makes Tebow an inch taller and ten pounds heavier then the Jags current TE.

  31. At least they’ll sell some pre season tickets. This is no more ridiculous than when the Vikings signed Brock Lesnar or when the Ravens drafted that Running Back from Louisville in the first round and made him their starting QB.

  32. I wish him the best and would legit like some feel good outcome from this. But this feels like a publicity stunt.

  33. Tebow’s first play with the Jets he lined up at TE. The pass was right to him, and it clunked off his helmet comically. He cannot play TE.

  34. What an embarrassment the Jaguars organization is. Signing a washed up former QB to play TE, a position he’s NEVER played before in any level of organized football, just to sell tickets is pathetic. Tebow is a self serving clown for doing this. He’s taking a roster spot from a kid that worked his butt off to make the NFL and will now miss his opportunity because Tebow wants more fame.

  35. Gee why don’t they bring in Hulk Hogan or Mike Tyson to play TE in order to sell tickets.

  36. When the Jags win a Super Bowl – which they will if Urban sticks around – it is going to be glorious to watch Tebow catch the winning TD pass in the waning seconds. Praise Jesus.

  37. Does it really matter? so what. you guys in the press make a huge deal about this guy. why? i just don’t get it. from everything I’ve read, hes a really good guy. so what if he’s religious. are you jealous? go get your own.

  38. If this is a move to re-imagine and re-design a losing culture then I’m on board. If this is “football nepotism” then they are screwed..The whole TEAM is screwed. Wait and see is what I say. We wont know until about December or sooner if he gets cut

  39. Urbain Meyers latest mistake. Holding a roster spot for a has bee and never was.

  40. Christopher Allan says:
    May 10, 2021 at 8:37 pm
    Pola pe’a says:
    May 10, 2021 at 7:09 pm
    beej says:
    May 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm
    He’s STILL a big tall fast guy, hasn’t had any wear and tear. Probably mostly be a blocker

    —-
    Actually he’s smaller, slower and less athletic than most TE’s. And he can’t block, he got run over the one time he was a personal protector. You really think he’s going to be able to block an NFL DE? I’d bet good money he couldn’t block most D3 DE’s
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    6’3/255 makes Tebow an inch taller and ten pounds heavier then the Jags current TE.
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    So he’s a similar size but he’s also slower and he’s never blocked anyone in his life.

    And before you quote his combine 4.72 remember he ran that at 238 pounds. I doubt he’s faster at 255.

    I would have no problem if he made this switch years ago but at 33 this is nothing more than a publicity stunt. Jax sells tickets. Tebow feeds his enormous ego and get’s to book some more 50k speaking engagements.

  41. But.. But… But what about Colin Whats-his-name? If Tebow can land a job after so many years out of the NFL there’s always hope others can too. We just need the sports writers to start banging that drum again. Imagine the jersey sales!

  42. Can you say “Hard Knocks”?

    An affluent, charismatic owner.
    A championship winning coach comfortable in front of a camera.
    A generational talent at QB.
    An aging controversial prodigal son returning home.

    The script writes itself.

  43. Have a feeling there are players on the team already questioning Meyer’s decision making . From hiring a coach from Iowa who was fired for racial insensitivity , to drafting a RB in the first round when you already have young talented starter to now pitching a tent for the Tebow circus to come to town . Don’t think players who have clawed and fought to reach the NFL are going to be happy that Tebow was given a golden ticket jump to the front of the line to take a job because of a bromance between himself and Meyer . Meyer is going to discover real fast the difference between coaching college kids and grown men in the NFL . Wouldn’t be surprised if those pesky medical issues pop up again if he continues his poor decision making alienating his players .

  44. I know Tebow is a TE on the roster, but if Lawrence has a couple of bad game how long before the Tebow billboards go up? Tebow is supposed to be a great locker room guy and all of that, but you really have to ask yourself if the Tebow starting circus is done.

  45. How absurd to give this washed up has-been/never-was any position in the NFL. He has failed in every sport he has attempted. Yet watch how the media will fawn over him with lots of attention which of course is probably what he craves most. smh

  46. Just when you thought Meyer was interested in running an actual professional franchise, he goes and signs a guy who has never played tight end, and hasn’t played any football at all in nine years. I wonder what legit prospect is being denied a shot because of this publicity stunt?

  47. C K would make an excellent specialist as a place kick holder for a progressive thinking team.

  48. I don’t get the hate for this guy. By all accounts his teammates and coaches love him. I can still remember the perplexed look on Mike Tomlin’s face when Tebow torched his defense for a TD on the 1st play in OT to send the Steelers home as usual

  49. This is Jacksonville! Elmer Gantry has a show just out of town! Fleece the rubes anyway they can…sell some Jersey’s and some more season tickets! PT Barnum would be proud. Chuck Noll…no so much.

  50. billiever22 says:
    May 10, 2021 at 4:45 pm
    This guy is the NFL version of the Kardashians. Hasn’t played in a game since 2012. This is so sad
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    What’s sad is that Tebow might be an upgrade at TE for the Jags.

  51. He was good running the wildcat in college. He has no business re-entering the NFL at age 33 as a TE. I don’t root against anyone, but this is just a publicity stunt.

    And sure, we hear Tebow is a great guy, but he’s also very obviously addicted to publicity and has quite an ego. But then again the ego isn’t helped by things like Florida putting his blah blah blah quote on a plaque for some reason.

    So many players get bashed by posters here for their egos, but Tebow gets a pass. But he’ll mostly likely drop that pass, so no big deal.

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