FLORIDA – It looks like Tim Tebow will finally play for his home team. It just won’t be as a quarterback.
The Jaguars are expected to sign the 33-year-old Tebow to a one-season deal later this week or the next to play tight end, a position he has never held in high school, college, or his three-season career. in the NFL, a source confirmed. No agreement has been agreed at the moment, however.
Once signed, he will meet with new Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, who coached Tebow at the University of Florida and with whom he won a pair of national championships for the Gators.
A version leaked that Tebow had auditioned for the Jaguars as a tight end on the first day of the 2021 Draft. General manager Trent Baalke confirmed the test, but said the team would worry about signing Tebow until after the draft.
Tebow grew up in Jacksonville and shone for Nease High School before signing with Meyer and Florida in December 2005. Chris Leak was the starting quarterback in 2006, but Tebow saw plenty of action as a short-yardage specialist and threw 33 passes to help out. the Gators to win the National Championship.
He led the Gators to the 2008 national championship and Florida went undefeated in the 2009 regular season before falling to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
Tebow ended his career with the Gators as the SEC’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (57), responsible touchdowns (145), and passer efficiency (170.8). He still owns the first two brands, but in the latter category he has since been overtaken by Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow and Mac Jones.