Tim Tebow’s arrival could be an issue within the Jaguars building

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) after losing to the New England Patriots 45-10. Denver Broncos vs New England Patriots AFC Division Playoff game. Saturday January 14, 2012 at Gillette Stadium. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post
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A schism could be in the offing.

With the Jaguars reportedly planning to sign quarterback outfielder tight end Tim Tebow, there’s a chance not everyone in the locker room will roll out the red carpet for a guy whose job opportunity seems to be more about hype and revenue than Xs and Os.

Via Jeff Darlington of EPN, “not everybody in the Jaguars building is thrilled” with the looming arrival of coach Urban Meyer’s former Florida protégé.

That’s a point Simms made on PFT Live. How will the other players react to a player who is more sideshow than serious football player? Then, how will Meyer — who has always been the unquestioned emperor of his football team — react to that?

Earlier this year, Meyer made a controversial coaching hire. He quickly parted ways with Chris Doyle after facing strong pressure and scrutiny. Although it’s unlikely that Meyer will suffer a similar external reaction to signing Tebow, Tebow could end up being a tough sell internally.

How Meyer sells it, whether other players buy it, and what Meyer does about it will remain to be seen. At some point, Tebow will have to show that he belongs. If he can’t, but if he then isn’t abruptly cut, Meyer could have a credibility issue in his locker room.

142 responses to “Tim Tebow’s arrival could be an issue within the Jaguars building

  1. I would bet money that Urban Meyer won’t last three years as an NFL coach. When you consider all the NFL coaches and assistants out there whom the Jags could have hired, it says a lot about the organization that they chose Meyer. It says the kind of thing that leads them to take on Tebow too.

  2. It’s an odd distraction to be sure. You’ve got a first-time NFL coach who must have a million things competing for his attention but there’s time to bring in a 33-year-old and try to teach him a new position on the off chance he defies all odds and ends up being really good at it. (Because if he turns out to be any less than really good the entire exercise will have been a total waste of time.)

  3. The coach is trying to establish a culture in that building and most likely this will help do that because I promise you nobody will work harder than Tim. That is what is wrong with to many players now in the NFL, they do not want the off season grind. If and that is a big if he actually makes the team. I doubt very seriously he will make it again next year. At least the foundation will be set for the future and lets get real that is all it is.

  4. Show up earn your spot do not worry about another player, this player placating is very damaging much like the fantasy football rules have changed the game.

  5. I don’t get why there would be an issue. Either Tebow will be good enough and make the team, or not good enough and not make the team.

  6. Urban hasn’t coached a game yet but hiring his unqualified college pet, he is digging his own grave. This move will split the lockerroom. Good luck with that.

  7. It will all work out in OTAs and training camp. If he’s max-effort, giving it all he has, other players will respect that. Then it’s a matter of, if he makes the team, who gets cut in his place? That’s where it will really matter but again if he has a great camp and does all the right things, it will be fine. He’s not gonna be doing photo shoots instead of taking reps at camp lol

  8. Tim Tebow to the Jags and their’s problems in the camp ? Now there’s a surprise !

    I have been saying it since Urban was appointed, but this is the NFL and NOT College Football, someone hasn’t told Mr Meyer though.

    Oh dear, as someone said 3 years max and NOT good for Trevor

  9. Why wouldn’t he be allowed to tryout? College Heisman winner, not a very good NFL QB but he has a playoff win, which is better than about 2/3rds of the QB’s in the league. Not saying he’s better than 2/3rds but he has a playoff win.. He’s not a political pawn and just wants to play, good for him.

  10. patrickmahomesblockedme says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm
    I don’t get why there would be an issue. Either Tebow will be good enough and make the team, or not good enough and not make the team.
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    No. Tebow is making the team. Zero chance Meyer cuts him. Meyer would likely start him at QB if they hadn’t just drafted Lawrence. I said this previously – Meyer would start Tebow at DE over Chase Young if he was given the chance.

  11. NFL players should worry about doing their job and keeping their own roster spots rather than worrying about if/why the team signs another player. This isn’t high school.

  12. This is more of a publicity stunt than anything. I guess the Jaguars would rather have a circus than a competitive football team. I feel bad for Trevor Lawrence that has to put up with these shenanigans.

  13. patrickmahomesblockedme says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm
    I don’t get why there would be an issue. Either Tebow will be good enough and make the team, or not good enough and not make the team.
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    Or is PFT insinuating that the Jags tight-ends have the same mental fragility/ego as Aaron Rogers?

  14. 33 yr old an who last played football in 2012, then tried to play mlb after working for ESPN. Now he gets to be an nfl tight end. I totally get it. 😶

  15. This isn’t about culture or what Tebow brings as a leader, you have coaches for that. This is about bringing a circus to your camp for absolutely no need. The Jags will be getting plenty of hype for a talented football player. The locker room should be earned and that is how every player in there feels. If they don’t think their management feels the same way your players won’t want to be around for very long.

  16. There wont be an issue. If Tebow was an entitled punk that didn’t know how to put in work, then there would be. But the fact is he is quite the opposite– Meyer knows his work ethic is real and real plays… Always.

  17. All I can say is I never understood why Tebow was not put in the TE position or a modified flanker or scatback position to begin with. His passing ability was atrocious. But boy could he move and juke. I remember being at the Coliseum in Oakland 10 years ago and watching Tebow do his magic and fake out the Raiders defense. He was a one man show. He couldn’t throw the ball, but he could run with it. So many of these running QB’s should really be a scatback or flanker.

  18. Meyer signing Tim “Evangelical” Tebow is the first sign that the new coach is not fully committed to winning. Signing your friends to contracts so they can irk people with their religious zealotry is not smart.

  19. I’m sure he’ll have to earn a spot on the roster so what’s the issue? If it was Kaepernick the story would have a different spin.

  20. “I don’t get why there would be an issue.”

    The guy has been out of football for 9 years and will likely be signed in order to sell jerseys and because he’s a personal friend of Urban Meyer. Literally hundreds of undrafted prospects, FAs and journeymen are being passed over for a walking hype exercise.

  21. Here’s my take: Tebow was one of the most dynamic athletes college football had ever seen. He has a great build and athleticism to play TE in the NFL. So what if he’s good? I don’t see any reason NOT to give the kid a shot to play at the position he ALWAYS should have been playing in the NFL. I don’t think he’ll have much problem with speed, route running or catching. If he can get some blocking down, he could actually be good.

  22. I don’t understand why Florio believes the players should be running the teams. And the league, for that matter.

  23. Are we pretending coaches don’t give former players tryouts as a courtesy all the time?

  24. God forbid a high character guy in the locker room!!! What a travesty ~ somebody who will kneel in the end zone rather than during the National Anthem! He’s 6′-3″, 250 ish lbs. and runs a 4.7-4.8 40… if he makes it, great. If not you won’t see him in September.

  25. I would bet good money that if Tebow makes the team that by week 4 any time the team in inside the 20 yard line they have a package with Tebow under center.

  26. I have two sentiments on this.

    On one side, I can definitely see why guys may have a chip on their shoulder about him being there. There are TEs that have played in college and pro that maybe deserve a shot over him – and that would be frustrating no matter what job you have. Someone with no experience at a position just gets a shot because of his name.

    On the other side, I am big on focus on your job, if you are better you will win out.
    Tebow works hard, and I actually like him – made being a Broncos fan being fun in 2011 when I thought season was shot. Will be interesting to see how this plays out – he’s a great athlete with not too much wear on his body.

  27. Coaches coach and assemble the team. Players play and get paid millions. Period.

  28. Bad move by Meyer. A first year coach bringing in a media sideshow and appearing to play favorites right out of the gate will make building a program exponentially more difficult. I give Meyer 2 seasons at most unless he shows big progress immediately.

  29. Does Tebow deserve a roster spot in the NFL at this point in his life? I don’t know, not for me to decide. From a football standpoint, signing him makes every bit of sense that signing undrafted basketball players to try out at TE. If he makes the 53 ahead of better players/prospects, then guys in the locker room will take issue. For now, he’s an interesting prospect someone’s willing to take a shot on.

  30. So kneeling on the sidelines is a bad thing but kneeling on the field to praise your personal religious beliefs is ok? I sniff big double standards here.

  31. I don’t understand the signing. I get the whole culture piece, but it certainly could backfire. He is 33 and never played the position. He refused to move positions prior, but now will…at 33…out of football for almost a decade?

  32. 3yardsndust says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Meyer signing Tim “Evangelical” Tebow is the first sign that the new coach is not fully committed to winning. Signing your friends to contracts so they can irk people with their religious zealotry is not smart.

    —-

    Wow, intolerant much?

  33. Had a heart attack in college. I sincerely wish him the best of health in the pros. Lordie.

  34. This is the NFL’s last best chance to win back all the fans it lost when it crapped on Tebow, the national anthem and the American Flag as part of Cultural Marxism from the Frankfurt School.

  35. Record in final starting season as NFL starting QB: Tebow 8-5, Kaepernick 1-10

  36. Signing Tebow is proof that it doesn’t matter what you know it’s who you know.

  37. With this signing the Jacksonville Jaguars has put the entire league on notice they are not serious about winning football games. Ideally, you want your owner to figure it out before the locker room does.

  38. This is great for football fans if he makes the team. Love Tebow but I can see why others in the locker room would be jealous. He’s been dealoing with that his whole career.

  39. One of Urban Meyer’s earliest hirings was Trent Baalke. That was the first clue…

  40. springfield says:
    Why wouldn’t he be allowed to tryout?
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    How about because there are undrafted college TEs who are more qualified than a 33 year old who hasn’t played football in 9 years and has never played TE?

  41. I suppose signing Tebow may bring a “circus” type atmosphere to the Jags, but at least it’s some attention for what is without a doubt the NFL’s most irrelevant franchise.

  42. nothingbuttruth says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:13 pm
    This is more of a publicity stunt than anything. I guess the Jaguars would rather have a circus than a competitive football team. I feel bad for Trevor Lawrence that has to put up with these shenanigans.
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    Publicity stunt? Maybe. It’s not like you have to bring much to the field to beat out the Jags current stable of TEs.

  43. I used to work at a law firm where we took in a politically incorrect client and a few staff members complained. The bosses call a meeting in the conference room, and said “I understand if anyone resigns over it and will happily write an excellent letter of recommendation for you.” No one said a word about it after that.

  44. The Jags are asking the league, if “$” is a valid number for a tight end to wear.

  45. I wouldn’t sign him, but I don’t see how this is going to start a player revolt. He’s one of 90 guys on a roster where almost half will have to be released before the start of the season anyway. If you’re an active player and you’re worried about the 90th guy on the team, you’re not making it anyway.

  46. “I think I’ll start my NFL coaching career with a GIANT distraction for my entire team. Seems like just what this chronically dysfunctional team needs. Great. What’s next? Mandatory Bible Study? No rap music in the locker room? This is going to be so easy.”

  47. I wish Tebow had embraced his non-QB destiny in the NFL way back when. I wish him luck making the final roster. Hopefully he doesn’t push out more qualified candidates in the name of selling jersey’s and creating a buzz. I understand the guy has character and is a natural born leader, but make him a special assistant coach if there are better tight ends.

  48. I kind of like the Tebow mantra. Try everything, and no matter how much you fail, eventually you should succeed at something. Not saying he will be a good TE but hey, if this doesnt work you got golf, tennis, WWE, bowling, soccer and probably a few other avenues to explore. LOL

  49. I wouldn’t have a problem signing Tebow. He does offer some intangibles. His work ethics is one. He another player hybrid type player capable of playing a roll similar to the Saints’ Hill. All that is fine and dandy, BUT if Tebow has to actually earn his roll, and not just given a roster spot because Meyer likes Tebow. That would cause team dissention and a divided locker room. At that point maybe a front office job with the Jags would be more appropriate. Tebow must earn everything he gets, period.

  50. tonyzendejas says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    “Literally hundreds of undrafted prospects, FAs and journeymen are being passed over for a walking hype exercise.”

    Literally hundreds of prospects, FA’s and journeymen are signed as training camp fodder and don’t make the team. Signing Tebow doesn’t mean he’s already made the team.
    And how many of those players can be a red zone weapon that defenses have to account for being able to block, run, catch or throw(a jump pass)?

  51. Spoiler – every signing, aside from Tom Brady to the Buc’s, has fans and detractors from within an organization… the fact the signed player used to play a different position, has been playing baseball for the last eight years, and it’s not unanimous fanfare, shouldn’t be a surprise.

  52. They’d be better off figuring out a way to get Mercedes Lewis back. Tebow may be in football shape, but can he block?? Probably not well. And he seems to prefer throwing the ball than receiving it. So, we’ll see how camp goes.

    My gut is telling me Meyer will allow the circus during camp and preseason and Tebow will be VERY lucky to make the final roster. If Tebow can’t play the position during games that matter, players will grumble. But, then again, it’s the Jags. So, wins aren’t terribly important.

    The real question is how many Tebow jerseys can they sell in London.

  53. patrickmahomesblockedme says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:04 pm
    I don’t get why there would be an issue. Either Tebow will be good enough and make the team, or not good enough and not make the team.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The issue is this means there’s a legit tight end prospect out there who might actually be able to compete for a job and make the team better. This is a sideshow. Nothing more.

  54. If you are trying to establish a culture, why bring in someone who will be a media circus? Its not Tebow’s fault, but he is one of these players who no matter where he is, the narrative becomes all about him, not the team. Similar to OBJ. The browns brought him in and all anyone would talk about is “why is OBJ wearing this watch? Why is he not at OTAs? What’s with his shoes?”. It takes away from the focus of the team.

  55. They keep saying that Tebow is taking a spot from a qualified college TE, but in reality there are 90 spots in camp,and 31 other teams as well. Most at the bottom will not make it anyway, so he really is not taking a spot. He has the physical traits to do this, and does not have the wear and tear of a normal 34 year old NFL player, so give him the opportunity. If he is talented enough to make it, keep him on the final 53. The team will be fine as long as he is kept because of his talent. If he does not make it, he has plenty to do otherwise, and he may join the Jags in a different role.

  56. Put him in a cartoon Jaguar costume and make him the team mascot then Florio. If Meyer goes down this road, he will be seriously off on the wrong foot with the other guys on the team. Tebow didn’t lose his place in the NFL because people were opposed to his Christian beliefs. The tape says it all, he could not play QB in the NFL, he could not throw receivers open or throw to covered receivers. He had late game success a few times with teams playing a soft zone prevent defense. That ended in the playoff when the Steelers decided to keep playing tight man coverage late in the game. If he wanted to play in the NFL, he should have changed positions when it didn’t work out with the Broncos. He refused to do that, now it’s been years since he even put up pads. Can we please take this notion of “Tim Tebow NFL star” and bury it in the backyard finally. If the Jags want him around given him a position supporting players with issues on and off the field, make him the team chaplain, make him and offensive quality control assistant, but Meyer is going to make a mockery of his first attempt at coaching in the NFL and end up like his fellow SEC coach Nick Saban after a year or two.

  57. This could work out well for Lawrence. He can focus on the game while Tebow is holding daily press conferences and the media huddles around him.

  58. I can understand why it might be an issue. Tebow is likely the only guy in the locker room with a history of winning. Perhaps the perennial losers n the team should pipe down and listen to Tim

  59. Love how all these TebowEvangelists are completely forgetting how proud this dude was years ago and refused to play anything other than QB. Because of that, he was pushed from the League.

    Now…8 years later, he’s ‘accepted’ this fact. If he truly was humble, he’d have done this 8 years ago in his athletic prime.

  60. IIRC, Tebow was offered a shot at a TE/H-back position and turned it down flat, defiantly saying “I’m a quarterback.”

  61. brant76 says:
    May 11, 2021 at 1:15 pm
    Put him in a cartoon Jaguar costume and make him the team mascot then Florio. If Meyer goes down this road, he will be seriously off on the wrong foot with the other guys on the team. Tebow didn’t lose his place in the NFL because people were opposed to his Christian beliefs. The tape says it all, he could not play QB in the NFL, he could not throw receivers open or throw to covered receivers. He had late game success a few times with teams playing a soft zone prevent defense. That ended in the playoff when the Steelers decided to keep playing tight man coverage late in the game. If he wanted to play in the NFL, he should have changed positions when it didn’t work out with the Broncos. He refused to do that, now it’s been years since he even put up pads. Can we please take this notion of “Tim Tebow NFL star” and bury it in the backyard finally. If the Jags want him around given him a position supporting players with issues on and off the field, make him the team chaplain, make him and offensive quality control assistant, but Meyer is going to make a mockery of his first attempt at coaching in the NFL and end up like his fellow SEC coach Nick Saban after a year or two.

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    Tebow has more postseason wins than Carson Wentz, Mitch Trubisky, Matt Stafford, Andy Dalton, Kyler Murray, Derick Carr, Teddy Bridgewater….

  62. Has anyone seen Daniel Snyder and Shad Khan in the same room at the same time? I contend Snyder slips on some elevator shoes (The same one he wears to Six Flags so he can ride the swings) and a Super Mario costume and viola… Hence the big name infatuation in Jacksonville

  63. Oh, here we go.
    So much hatred for this guy.
    I SWEAR.. there was not even a HINT of the same level of question/complaint/outrage/hste when Brock Lesnar tried out for the Vikings.

    Tebow has PLAYED football.
    He has SHOWN his athletic talent running the ball
    He undertands offenses.
    He has been a professional athlete without interruption.

    He deserves a chance if his coach determines it’s worth it.

    Can everyone JUST freaking relax?

  64. brownsince64
    Maybe because the “culture” you are trying to build is leadership, commitment, character, optimism, team first, do what it takes, never give up.

    ALL of which Tebow emodies, like it or not.

    But I guess guys like you prefer gun toting, Wife beating, rap music blasting, drug using, women exploiting, cop hating, piggy sock wearing “Culture” and examples better.

  65. I don’t understand why Tebow didn’t try to make this transition earlier. He was really stubborn about wanting to be a quarterback.

  66. mlhigh77 says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:34 pm
    So kneeling on the sidelines is a bad thing but kneeling on the field to praise your personal religious beliefs is ok? I sniff big double standards here.
    ———————–
    They were both kicked from the league for many years.

  67. Unless Trevor is the one unhappy, does it really matter? Um, no…it’s not like the Jags were world beaters…whoever it is, they may be doing Urban a favor by showing their true colors early…cue Singletary, “can’t win with ’em”…not a Tebow or Urban or Jags fan, but the Jags don’t need anyone not aboard the train

  68. The ones commenting on it being a circus were the first ones out of the clown car, honking their horns and stomping their big shoes.

  69. Meyer is trying to change a culture. He is bringing in an exceptional human being that is going to bust his tail and be a good teammate. He hasn’t even made the team yet. People need to calm down with this.

  70. As opposed to locker rooms that have a 100% approval of new players. Another slow news story drama piece

  71. Meyer is quickly proving that he’s not ready to coach an NFL team.

    Tebow hasn’t played in the NFL for 9 years. He NEVER played the TE position. There are dozens of better TEs that are available.

    THis is going to blow up in Meyer’s face. I feel bad for Lawrence. He has to play for a man that is not ready for the NFL

  72. This signing is a joke. I hope for his sake he doesn’t completely embarrass himself. And I hope he can catch a football better than he throws one. Watching him throw a football was like watch a track-and-fielder heave a shot put.

  73. NEWS FLASH!!! Jacksonville Jaguars sign Johnny Manziel to play middle linebacker. Details at 6.

  74. I hope he comes in, wins the job, makes the pro bowl and makes all you haters eat crow! That would be poetic!! .

    What is wrong with taking a flyer and trying the guy out? He is an athlete, he just might surprise some people.

  75. mlhigh77 says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:34 pm
    So kneeling on the sidelines is a bad thing but kneeling on the field to praise your personal religious beliefs is ok? I sniff big double standards here.
    ——-
    No, there’s no double standard here. Tebow knelt to pray to his God most of the time out of sight of the fans. The others knelt during the National Anthem to draw attention to themselves. You’re triggered because of someone’s religion or beliefs. Do you know how the meaning of hypocrisy?

  76. ravenmadnky says:
    May 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm
    This signing is a joke. I hope for his sake he doesn’t completely embarrass himself. And I hope he can catch a football better than he throws one. Watching him throw a football was like watch a track-and-fielder heave a shot put.

    —–

    I liked watching him through a frozen rope to D. Thomas for a TD in the 1st play in OT to send the Steelers home for the season. I also liked when the camera panned in to the expression on Mike Tomlin’s face to get his reaction

  77. And this folks is EXACTLY why Urban Meyer is going to be wildly successful. Meyer is the coach, it’s his call. Any players have a problem with his decision making , let them play somewhere else. Tebow did not make the final cut. Stunning how much press and attention this is getting. This would be a terrific way to find out early on who is on board. Are we even remotely concerned about any of the existing players on the team that had the worst record in the league last year ? NOT. Don’t like it – leave.

  78. 37 guys are getting cut come September. Maybe Tebow is one, maybe not. We aren’t reading about the other dozen players “getting a look” or filling the roster so guys get a break between reps by the Jaqs. Tebow DID play in the NFL and at 6-3, 250, he’s not an easy tackle. Remember Jim Plunkett? 1st overall pick by NE, some decent play then he degraded, signed as a backup for a few years, then…. won two Super Bowls. Anything is possible.

  79. There were many undrafted free agents available with more potential than Tebow and would not be a distraction

  80. Speculation, and perhaps wishful thinking. The Jaguars didn’t trade up to get the #1 pick, they earned it. They earned it by being the worst team in the NFL. They hired a winning coach, and they’re going to change the culture, and turn the organization into a winner. I’m certain that if anyone isn’t on board with the plans to go from loser to winner, they wouldn’t be forced to stay.

  81. We’re building a new culture at the Jaguars. And that culture is “clown show”.

    You can like Tebow as a person and leader all you want, but if you take him seriously as a professional football player, you’re part of the clown show. There’s players and coaches and management on that team who want to win. Putting in somebody like Tebow is the opposite of actually winning. Every roster spot is valuable, even in training camp. He’s a huge distraction.

  82. There is a scary amount of people here justifying the Jags signing Tebow because of his character and work ethic. What about his me-first mentality or unwillingness to listen to people with more experience trying to help him.

    It took him 9 years and multiple failed career attempts for him to see the light that maybe everyone in the NFL telling him he was a bad QB, but might have success switching to H-Back or TE.

    If he had made this decision 9 years ago this could be a feel-good story. But after all this time watching him flail around in the Mets farm system as a ticket draw, this is just kind of sad.

  83. There were many undrafted free agents available with more potential than Tebow and would not be a distraction ——————- Not really. A typical year has about 1,800 available to draft, this year had about 700 from what we hear. Not as many available players. There’s an article on NE about how they haven’t signed undrafted guys yet.

  84. Unless somebody starts naming names I doubt anybody on the Jags even gives a rip. He’s a threat to whom?

  85. Come to think of it, having Khalil Tate would be a better use of that 90th roster spot.

  86. So of all the undrafted TE’s just needing a chance… Eyeroll… How many were Heisman winners? How many have NFL experience? How many have playoff wins? How many stood out in the SEC? How many have Tebow’s work ethic? You all know the answer, ya, he’s 33, but a bad Jacksonville team needs some hype, and this adds to the hype with his FL background. Ya, there’s clearly some sideshow here but it’s not like the guys isn’t a good athlete. I’m rooting for him….

  87. There’s not a single undrafted college TE who’s a better prospect than Tebow?

    Seriously Meyer? You want to start your NFL coaching career with a sideshow?

  88. ravenmadnky says:
    May 11, 2021 at 1:58 pm
    “Watching him throw a football was like watch a track-and-fielder heave a shot put.”

    That’s pretty much like what people said about your Raven QB before he was drafted, and if he couldn’t run he’d be trying out for WR. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw shot puts.

  89. It’s the move that confirms that they will continue to lose. Anyone who green lit it is part of the problem with the culture there that isn’t going to get fixed by doing dumb stuff like this. Outside of him never playing the position, thus other guys who have been playing it for years should be getting this opportunity, he hasn’t played football in like 6 years. He’s 33 years old. It’s just the wrong message on every level and the kind of thing that destroys organizations. Like how can you take anything serious they’re doing down there?

  90. We will see you all on Hard Knocks it makes for great TV and adds to the story lines for the show. How no one is seeing this is beyond me. Go Jags !

  91. mlhigh77 says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:34 pm
    So kneeling on the sidelines is a bad thing but kneeling on the field to praise your personal religious beliefs is ok? I sniff big double standards here.
    ——-
    No, there’s no double standard here. Tebow knelt to pray to his God most of the time out of sight of the fans. The others knelt during the National Anthem to draw attention to themselves. You’re triggered because of someone’s religion or beliefs. Do you know how the meaning of hypocrisy?

    ——————————————————————-

    Clearly there is when it’s ok to kneel for God who no one can prove if They exist, but the clear killing of Black American at the hands of police on video and every player telling you it’s about police brutality but you need more evidence right ?. Yeah there is a double standard just like there are 2 America’s we live in. Have a good day God bless ?

  92. Sure, Tebow’s a “good guy” (which is debatable – I’ve read that he was disliked by a lot of his NFL teammates) but he’s also addicted to publicity. The reason players may be upset is that this guy has been out of the league for 9 years because he refused to make this exact position change.

    Now, at 33 years old (!) he’s gonna come in and learn to play TE at the NFL level? Seriously? Not to mention the fact that the body you build for baseball and the body you build for football are very different. He can’t possibly be in football shape.

    I don’t root against anyone, but he has very little chance of succeeding. It’s very easy to perceive this as nepotism, and that’s why it’s bad in the locker room.

  93. He hasn’t made the team. If he competes and isn’t good enough and still makes the squad -then there will be issues. But, if he earns a spot on merit so be it. I agree though, not worth the distraction. I have this weird feeling Tebow will be a coach and not a player when this is all said and done.

  94. Not a serious football hire???? WTF are you talking about – the guy was FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE! You bray on and on about Colin Kaepernick getting another shot. Would you make the comment, if sme team were to take a flyer on the Kneel-Down specialist, that it “wasn’t a serious football hire”?

  95. Is Meyer the next ex head coach to bite the dust for his love of Tebow and Jesus?

  96. Comparing Tebow kneeling TO HONOR something, to Kaepernick kneeling TO PROTEST something is racial dumbassery at its finest.

  97. Now imagine this was Kapernick , would you ever see a article written like this if he was added to a roster. I think not.

  98. Signing Tebow could alleviate /accelerate the coming / eventual health crisis Meyer endures each and every job since Tebow and Florida. Coincidence? Not at all.

  99. This is a freaking joke!
    Meyer trying to make us forget his employing that wife beating coach.

  100. How about this… worry about your own position and job and secure that instead of worrying about a player you may or may not be jealous of.
    I think there are players afraid he is going to outwork them and they should be. He will probably outwork most players on the roster.

  101. It’s the Khans’ who want to bring in the ex Gator. They’ve been bringing in Gator players (to the detriment of the team) for years trying to pick up UF fans. Of all the Gator players the Jags have picked up through the years only Fred Taylor has panned out.

  102. I’m sure he will transition to be more of a mentor / coach eventually and they love him in Jacksonville so might as well give it a try and see if it works.

  103. We hear stories, and sometimes they’re not even close to the truth. Tim Tebow was a very young QB in Denver. He took over for a terrible team that had begun the season 1-4. Tebow went on to win 7 of the next 8 games, and won a payoff game against the mighty Pittsburgh Steelers. We’ve seen the patience with young QB’s like Josh Allen. We let them grow into the position, even if it means the team will lose for the time being. But Tebow won right from the start. He hadn’t yet learned how to play, so he was bound to get much better. Now we hear all these stories about how bad he was, but the stories are quite different from what actually happened. Tebow was a huge success, but had the plug pulled before he was able to mature. In college he was a huge winner. Any time he’s ever been on a football field, he’s been a huge winner. For whatever reason people don’t like him, or fear him, I’m ok with that. But don’t try to say he wasn’t a great QB. He was a great winning QB in college and pro, even if you don’t like him. Football is a bottom line business, and Tebow was a winner. I don’t know what kind of TE he’s going to be. Smart coaches always say they need the right 53 men on their roster, not necessarily the best 53 men. They’re talking about putting together a winning team, not just a talented team. There’s a difference between being a talented player and being a winner. You can be both, but lots of talented guys aren’t winners. Tebow and Urban Meyer only know one thing. Winning. Let’s see them fail before we criticize. Some are afraid Tebow will succeed, so they don’t want him to have an opportunity. I understand that, too.

  104. Meyer is bringing in Tebow to be the publicity focus of the Jags, to take pressure off Trevor Lawrence for a little while. Notice how we’re all talking Tebow, not whether Trevor Lawrence starts Day 1 and takes the Jags to the Super Bowl (normal #1 pick talk).

  105. More posts on this than allot of AR blogs on here. I wonder if the issue is Tim or most of your own feelings about what he believes in:) Sack up men, if you don’t believe that’s your deal he does and last I checked he likely wasn’t banging on your door so deal with it. If you don’t like it don’t listen you can do your own thing. He brings plenty of good to others who want it and will be grateful.
    Good luck MR Tebow. I will watch just so see you play.

  106. If you have a play designed for the QB to run who would you prefer getting drilled by an NFL linebacker? Your franchise QB or Tebow?

  107. Lots of hate coming from the comments above. What about looking in the mirror folks? You have the highest character guy in all of sports and you all still want him to crash and burn. It’s a sad world we live in.

  108. shanemcshane says:
    May 11, 2021 at 3:27 pm
    Not a serious football hire???? WTF are you talking about – the guy was FIRST ROUND DRAFT CHOICE! You bray on and on about Colin Kaepernick getting another shot. Would you make the comment, if sme team were to take a flyer on the Kneel-Down specialist, that it “wasn’t a serious football hire”?

    ~~~

    Funny choice of words referring to one as a “Kneel-Down specialist”. You aware of what Tebowing was? So, are you mad that one guy was kneeling for a cause but cool with the other guy doing it for pictures?

    Before you go praising Tebow as a 1st round pick so this must be an intelligent signing… the guy who drafted Tebow in the 1st round was fired over Tebow’s play. This latest signing is going to end up going the same route if he makes the team.

  109. I think coach Myers achieved what he wanted ,,,

    He’s got everybody talking about a team that nobody talks about

  110. Its kind of fun watching heads explode over Tebow in the NFL (or even getting a chance at it again). Some folks seem to forget the NFL is about entertainment (or at least that would it used to be and should be again). And the drama brought by bringing him in is cha-ching ! Money in the bank. Good heat or bad heat, its all the same……

  111. Seriously this whole story is WAY overblown. It’s a try out at TE, he’s not being paid 100 mill and promised a starting job

  112. You often hear of people talking about praying and getting a message, or sign, from god about where their ice is going. And what they should do. I can’t help but think that Tebow has missed all the signs and messages he is not a professional athlete.

    Seriously. NFL was bust the first time. Baseball was total bust. Now he’s giving the NFL a shot again? Ten years later? Yeah… he’s missing all the signs. How does everyone not named Tebow, Meyer, and Kahn see the signs, yet god has somehow not got it through to Tebow he is simply not a professional athlete?

  113. charliecharger says:
    May 11, 2021 at 4:28 pm
    “We hear stories, and sometimes they’re not even close to the truth“
    “ Football is a bottom line business, and Tebow was a winner.”
    ***********************************************************************
    A winner who no team felt was going to help them win?

    He was not pursued by anyone in the NFL. Why? My guess is he was just running the ball because as a college QB that’s how he succeeded. There is simply no way if he had any skills to be an NFL QB he wouldn’t have been picked up. Coming out of college that scouting consensus was he would be a running back or tight end. He passed on that opportunity.. ALso, just a guess, but I am betting he knew his NFL career going forward was going to be holding a clipboard and likely third string. Which speaks a lot more about Tebow and his ego than any skill level.

    He is not a professional athlete. He has proven that in the NFL and in baseball.

  114. One of the Jags will probably ask why Tebow gets a roster spot, but not Kaepernick.

    And we can all laugh.

  115. Whaaa? They won ONE stinking game last season. There has been nobody in that building who has a right to do anything but shut their yap and try to get better.

  116. I haven’t heard one negative thing from any current or former player who’s ever had anything to do with winning. Tebow has been a winner his entire football career. College and NFL. I’ve never seen so much jealousy.

  117. tredog95 says:
    May 11, 2021 at 12:14 pm
    33 yr old an who last played football in 2012, then tried to play mlb after working for ESPN. Now he gets to be an nfl tight end. I totally get it. 😶
    ——————————————————————————————

    And in 2032, he will probably run for president.

  118. Or just have him run a few 40s and figure out he is probably too slow to play.

  119. nhpats2011 says:
    May 11, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Tebow has more postseason wins than Carson Wentz, Mitch Trubisky, Matt Stafford, Andy Dalton, Kyler Murray, Derick Carr, Teddy Bridgewater….

    ——————————-

    Meaningless. Yeah, he has 1. Joe Flacco has 10. When he was Tebow’s age he lost his starting gig. I don’t hear anyone talking about his intangibles, do you? This is just the only thing Tebow fans have to hang their hat on, and it’s tired.

  120. i hate tebow too, but that’s because he beat the chiefs in a game where he managed 2 complete passes. his second was like a 40-50 yard pass for a touchdown with almost no time on the clock.
    .
    the dark years…

  121. charliecharger says:
    May 11, 2021 at 4:28 pm
    But don’t try to say he wasn’t a great QB.
    ———————————–

    He wasn’t a great QB. He wasn’t a good QB. He wasn’t an average QB. He was a BAD QB. Yeah, he won a playoff game. So did such luminaries as T.J. Yates, Brock Osweiler, and Rodney Peete. Mike Tomczak of all people won THREE. So let’s not pretend like a playoff win indicates some sort of innate winner’s fairy dust he can sprinkle on whatever team is unfortunate enough to employ him.

  122. Geez. If there are rumblings inside the building for something as simple as this it’s easy to see why they couldn’t win with this current roster. Clean house.

  123. Perhaps Meyer signed Tebow to be a distraction to ease pressure off of Lawrence 🤷🏾‍♂️ every throw Trevor made was going to be over analyzed. Now the media will be focus on Tebow and let Lawrence practice in peace

  124. It’s not Tebow’s fault that he generates this much attention.

    As a starting QB his W/L avg is better than quite a few out there.

    I don’t have an issue with someone giving him a shot. He should be a good example for the locker room.

  125. There is a good chance that Tebow does not make the 53 man roster.
    But all Tebow is getting is a tryout in an NFL camp. If he wants to go for it and Meyer wants to give him a chance – who cares?
    Oh, yes there is the fact that there may be another player that can’t get a tryout with any NFL team but could have been the 90th man in the Jags training camp.
    No one knows the name of that player. And no one would give a hoot about him except for the fact that Tebow took his spot. If instead of Tebow, Meyer had chosen a sprinter with zero NFL experience or a soccer player to compete with the Field Goal kicker no one would care.
    This has nothing to do with the 90th spot at the Jags training camp. This is squarely directed at what Tebow stands for outside of Football and the amount of hostility and hatred directed at both Tebow and Meyer is concerning.
    The chances of Tebow succeeding are very small. But miracles do happen occasionally and if one happens in this case it could not happen to a nicer guy.

  126. Urban Meyer is a joke. Doing a favor for a buddy in your first year does not inspire confidence in the guy you’re paying millions of dollars to fix a consistently broken franchise.

    Tim Tebow is not an NFL caliber TE, and he never was. This is a gross stunt, to give Tebow some much needed attention, and Meyer hasn’t earned the cache needed to pull this off. I hope it blows up in both of their faces.

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