Jaguars coach Urban Meyer’s first impression of Tim Tebow at tight end
The Jacksonville Jaguars shocked the NFL world when they signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal as a tight end, a position he’s never played. In the process, it completed a reunion between head coach Urban Meyer and Tebow, who were together at the University of Florida back in the day.
While the Jaguars have been criticized for giving Tebow a chance to play in the league again for the first time since 2012, the former QB has finally hit the field for practice at his new position.
“I wouldn’t say weird. Awkward, maybe, the first practice, but he’s one of 90 trying to make the team. He has improved, it’s all new for him. Tyler Bowen is doing a good job with our tight ends as a whole. O’Shaughnessy and Ellefson in particular, if you watch a video last year and watch practice now, it’s night and day. Those guys have really improved and the position is trending upward. They’re doing a nice job.”
Based on that quote, it seems like Tebow will definitely have some fierce competition for playing time. Chris Manhertz is currently the starting TE according to the Jaguars depth chart, followed by James O’Shaughnessy and Luke Farrell. Tebow is a fourth-stringer at the moment.
However, as training camp rolls on, a lot can change. Tebow simply has to make the roster first, but Meyer doesn’t seem worried about his former Gators QB adjusting to life as a tight end.