Florida men, reunite.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer recently brought in former Florida Gator quarterback and NFL washout Tim Tebow for a tryout, with a twist: Tebow was brought in on a tight end tryout, presumably leaving his passing dreams in the past.
The 2010 first-round pick of the Broncos hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012 when he took snaps for the Jets.
Rapoport reported that Tebow could play more of a gadget player role akin to Saints quarterback Taysom Hill.
Tebow and Meyer combined for two national championships at the University of Florida in 2006 and 2008. Tebow would be drafted by Denver in 2010 but have a brief, ineffective NFL career. He did with a playoff game with the Broncos, but accuracy issues torpedoed his run as a potential franchise QB.
Meyer spent time as Ohio State head coach between 2012 and 2018, signed up to be the Jags head coach this past offseason. Meyer awaits with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, which will presumably go to selecting Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence.
Tebow recently called it quits on his baseball career after toiling in the Mets’ minor league system for a number of seasons. Tebow, 33, has never taken a snap in the NFL as a tight end.
Of course, where there’s Tebow there’s tweets, and NFL Twitter had some things to say about the news:
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