The Jacksonville Jaguars are “planning” to reunite former Florida Gators quarterback-head coach duo Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Jaguars are likely to ink Tebow, who is planning to play tight end, to a one-year deal. The deal is not finalized yet, but Rapoport noted it could get done within the next week.
The #Jaguars are planning to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal, per me and @TomPelissero, a deal that could be official in the next week or so. Nothing done yet. But he’ll have a chance to make the team to reunite with his mentor and college head coach Urban Meyer.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021
Tebow has not played in the NFL since 2012, but the former Denver Broncos and New York Jets signal-caller will have an opportunity to showcase his skills for the Jaguars.
Meyer will once again oversee “Tebow Time,” which is apparently coming to Jacksonville.
It remains to be seen whether Tebow can actually stick with the Jaguars. Tight end was a position some felt might be a better fit for the former Heisman Trophy winner when he was coming out of college. Perhaps he can indeed transition to a new position. Or, maybe it’s a little late in the game for the 33-year-old to try something new.
Tebow has not exactly sat around since initially retiring from football. He tried his hand at professional baseball with the New York Mets organization before retiring this February.
Still, coming back to the NFL after a nine-year hiatus is a pretty enormous challenge on its own, not to mention a position change. That said, Meyer probably wouldn’t have entertained the idea or at least spoken to Tebow personally had he felt there was no shot Tebow could make the roster out of camp.
At the very least, Meyer seems willing to give Tebow a whirl as a member the Jaguars’ pass-catching group.