Jaguars coach Urban Meyer’s maniacal reason for reuniting with Tim Tebow
The Jacksonville Jaguars bringing in Tim Tebow (it’s not official yet) has been a rather polarizing topic across the interwebs this week. Tebow hasn’t played in a real NFL game since 2012 and a preseason game since 2015, and now he’s trying to come back as a tight end with former Florida head coach Urban Meyer.
With so many questioning the pending move, Meyer is going around explaining the decision to reunite with Tebow. According to the Jaguars coach, Tebow is in the #BestShapeOfHisLife and is a workout maniac.
“We have not signed Tim,” Meyer clarified on the Cris Collinsworth PFF Podcast. “There’s a thought going around. He was in the best shape of his life, asked to see if he could work out with a couple of our coaches. I wasn’t even there. They came back to me and said, ‘Wow, this guy’s in incredible shape.’ Then I went another time and watched them try him out. And they said go work on these things, he comes back later. They try him out again, I’m not there, they come in and they said, ‘Wow, this guy’s ball skills, he’s a great athlete, he looks like he’s 18-years-old, not 20, whatever he is, 33. I said, ‘Guys you don’t understand, now this guy is, he’s the most competitive maniac you’re ever gonna talk to and let’s give it a shot.'”
Tebow has always been a hard worker and a freak athlete, but that doesn’t really mean he deserves a shot again in the NFL at a different position than he has ever played. It’s pretty obvious that his previous relationship with Meyer from their Florida days is why he’s getting this shot with the Jaguars.
Perhaps Tebow will buck the odds and make this work in Jacksonville. The guy certainly doesn’t quit and will bust his ass to make it work. But it would be a surprise if it does, no matter how much of a “competitive maniac” he is.