The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign quarterback turned minor league outfielder, turned tight end Tim Tebow, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Tebow, who played under now Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer in college won’t be assured a spot on the team come Week 1, but he’ll get his shot.
Tebow won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and two national championships in 2006 and 2008 with Meyer at the University of Florida. He then was drafted in the first round in 2010 by the Denver Broncos. He helped the Broncos to a playoff win in 2011 over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but fumbling issues and sub-50 percent passing accuracy doomed his NFL career as he then landed with the Jets, Patriots and Eagles until finally he couldn’t find anymore chances to compete as a quarterback.
In 2016 Tebow decided to pursue a career in baseball. He signed with the New York Mets. Mostly as a side attraction to bring in cash, Tebow did have one season where he batted over .231, in 2018 at AA. He hit .273, but with only six home runs and 36 RBIs through 298 plate appearances, his best season wasn’t enough and he ended up retiring after hitting .163 in 77 games in AAA ball.
He’ll keep his professional sports aspirations alive for a bit longer in Jacksonville. He turns 34-years old in August and has no live action as a tight end, but the Jaguars are extremely thin at the position, with Chris Manhertz and James O’Shaughnessy at the top of the depth chart. He will at least have a chance to make the 53-man roster, but that chance isn’t a good one.