2007 Heisman winner Tim Tebow’s attempt to return to the NFL as a tight end culminated after just one preseason game with the Jaguars.
JACKSONVILLE – Tim Tebow’s attempt to return to the NFL as a tight end after years of playing quarterback is over.. The Jacksonville Jaguars released 2007 Heisman Trophy winner this Tuesday, as part of a first round of staff cuts.
Tebow posted a message via Twitter shortly after it was cut, thanking the Jaguars for giving it a try. “Grateful for the highs, and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks,” he wrote. Tebow. “I never wanted to make decisions based on fear of failure, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have pursued a dream.
“I am grateful to the organization of the Jaguars and everyone who has supported me on this journey. And we know that … God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28 “.
Thank you to the @Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey.
And we know that … God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28
– Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 17, 2021
Tebow signed a one-season agreement with the Jaguars on May 20 as tight end. He didn’t look out of place throughout the spring and the first three days of training camp, but his lack of blocking experience was evident once the players were equipped.
“We knew it would be an uphill battle for Tim“, said the head coach Urban meyer. “The players loved him, the locker room loved him, but it was the right thing to do.”
Tebow participated in 16 plays and had a directed pass in the defeat of the Jaguars 23-13 before Cleveland browns last Saturday night. He was the only tight end who did not participate in special teams and Meyer He noted that that was a major reason why it was cut.
“Two of the special teams phases are the tackling and if you’ve never done it [no es sencillo]”, said Meyer. “Every day off, we have a two or three hour roster management meeting. We hope to be very good on special teams. The tight end position is one of those, and running back, where if you can’t help on special teams, it’s very complicated”.
In addition to Tebow, the Jaguars they also cut the corner Dj daniel and released the receiver as injured Josh Imatorbhebhe, receiver Tim ross and defensive tackle Daniel Ross.
Tebow hadn’t played football since preseason 2015. of the NFL And he spent the last six years working as an analyst for the SEC Network and trying to launch a career as a professional baseball player.
Tebow was adamant about staying quarterback during his three seasons with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but apparently had a change of mind when Meyer, his former head coach in Florida, took the reins of the franchise of the Jaguars.
Tebow grew up in Jacksonville and shone for the Nease High School before signing with Meyer and Florida in December 2005. Chris Leak he was the starting quarterback in 2006, but Tebow received plenty of action as a short yardage specialist and threw 33 passes to help the Gators to win the national championship.
Tebow became the starter in 2007, throwing for 3,286 yards with 32 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 895 yards and 23 touchdowns to become the first sophomore to win a Heisman Trophy. Led the Gators to the national title in 2008, and Florida went undefeated in the 2009 regular season before falling to Alabama at SEC Championship Game.
Tebow ended in PHEW as the lifetime leader of the SEC in rushing touchdowns (57), responsible touchdowns (145) and passer efficiency (170.8). He still holds the first two records, but has since been beaten in the third by Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow and Mac Jones.
The then owner of the Jaguars, Wayne weaver, described Tebow as an iconic figure in September 2009, as the quarterback began his final season in PHEW. There was an initiative by some in Jacksonville for the ones Jaguars will select Tebow, but the team chose the defensive tackle Tyson alualu tenth overall in the Draft 2010.
Denver recruited Tebow with the turn N ° 25 global in 2010; started just three games that season, but started both preseason games in the 2011 postseason. Demaryius thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime to defeat the Pittsburgh steelers in a duel of Wild Card Round, but he completed just 9 of 26 passes for 132 yards the following week, during a 45-10 loss to the Patriots.
Tebow went 7-4 as a starter with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions with the Broncos in 2011, but Denver signed to Peyton manning in that offseason. A league source told Adam Schefter of ESPN that the Broncos gave to Tebow the option to be exchanged at Jets or Jaguars, and that he chose the New York cadre.
The Jets they employed Tebow especially in special equipment. He was cut the following April and signed with New england. He was released between final cuts after training camp. Signed with Eagles in April 2015 and played all four preseason games before making the final cuts.
Tebow announced in August 2016 that he would try to play professional baseball, even though he had not played the sport since his final year of high school in 2005. New York Mets He was signed to a minor league deal, and he spent the next four seasons moving up from the instructional league to Triple-A.
Announced his retirement from professional baseball in February and finished his career with a .222 batting average with 18 home runs and 109 RBIs in 306 games.