Tebow on playing tight end: ‘I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace’

Tim Tebow is back in the NFL, but this time at a new position. Jacksonville Jaguars have signed TE Tim Tebow, the team announced on Thursday.

Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy with current Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer at Florida, played three seasons in the NFL as a quarterback, including leading the Broncos to a victory in the playoffs back in 2011.

After playing for the Jets in 2012, the Florida native tried to catch on with the Eagles and Patriots, but both times he was cut by both teams before the start of the season. Tebow tried his hand at baseball and spent three seasons(2016-19) in the Mets’ minor league system before retiring in 2020.

“I want to thank the Jaguars for the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be part of this team,” Tebow said. “I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace. I am dedicated to taking the direction of our coaching staff and learning from my teammates. I appreciate everyone’s support as I embark on this new journey.”

Tebow, 33, has never played tight end on any level and has not played an NFL regular-season game in nine years, so this transition won’t be easy. Clearly, this brings more eyes and ears to the Jaguars, and clearly, Tebow is loved in the state of Florida, but it could be a distraction. 

However, it will be fun to see if he can make the transition, and if he does, “Tebowmania” will be off the charts.


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