Tim Tebow attempting NFL comeback with Jaguars after spell in baseball
Tim Tebow wants to get back into professional football.
The former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end, NFL Network and ESPN reported Thursday.
Tebow, 33, starred at the University of Florida under coach Urban Meyer, who’s entering his first season as the Jaguars’ head coach. Tebow grew up in Jacksonville before enrolling at Florida.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that “there has been at least some discussion” of Jacksonville signing him.
Denver selected Tebow in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. After only lasting three seasons in the NFL with the Broncos and Jets, Tebow changed focus to professional baseball. He played in the New York Mets’ organization from 2016 to 2019, reaching as high as Triple-A in 2019, but announced his retirement from baseball in February.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was a dual-threat quarterback who ran for 57 touchdowns over four seasons at Florida, while also passing for 88 TDs.
At 6ft 3in, 255lbs, Tebow has a frame that could translate to the tight-end position despite not playing there at any point since high school. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is 6ft 5in, 260lbs, while San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is 6ft 4in, 250lbs.
During his time with the Mets organization, Tebow hit .223 with 18 home runs and 107 RBIs in 287 games. He struck out in more than one third of his official at-bats.
Tebow advanced to Triple-A Syracuse in 2019 and appeared in 77 games before a hand injury ended his season. In 239 at-bats, he had four homers and 19 RBIs with 20 walks but struck out 98 times.