You thought Tebow Time was over, didn’t you? Well, it turns out it was merely on a 3,000-day hiatus.
While there have been rumblings about the Jacksonville Jaguars possibly bringing the former quarterback into the fold as a tight end, we now know such a move will indeed happen. As first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Jaguars will sign the 33-year-old to a one-year free agency contract.
One of the best college football players of all time, Tebow entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2010 — a pick made when current New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was serving as Denver’s head coach. He went on to play 25 combined regular season and playoff games as a Bronco and led the club to a 9-7 record as a starter, but was traded to the New York Jets after the 2011 season.
Tebow found limited success in New York and after his release in 2013 joined the Patriots as a training camp quarterback. During his legendary stint he went on to appear in three preseason games for the club — going 11-for-30 for 145 with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions — before being let go again on roster cutdown day.
He later joined the Philadelphia Eagles and later turned his attention to baseball. He officially retired from the sport earlier this year, and is now making his comeback in the NFL.
Why the Jaguars would sign Tebow is anybody’s guess at this stage in his career, but the connection between him and Jacksonville head coach Urban Meyer — Tebow’s former coach at Florida — has likely played a big role in the unconventional move.