Tim Tebow ended his pursuit of making it in Major League Baseball.
After toiling away in the minor leagues for a few years, he called it quits.
But Tebow could be making one shocking career move.
Tim Tebow made waves when he recently appeared at a UFC event in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.
The venue was packed, much to the dismay of coronavirus hysterics.
And Tebow could be spending more time there because he could be signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end.
Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer came out of retirement to coach the team and develop number one overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence, and Meyer could be reunited with the player that helped him win two national championships at the University of Florida.
From Sports Illustrated:
“The Jacksonville Jaguars made massive waves by hosting former Florida Gators Heisman Trophy-winning and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow for a workout in recent weeks. Not only has Tebow been out of professional football for over five years, but the Jaguars asked him to try out as a tight end – a position he has never played, at least dating back to high school.”
Meyer spoke to the media and confirmed the rumors about the workout:
“[Tebow] worked out with our tight ends coach [Tyler Bowen]. I stopped by, did not stay for the whole workout. Then our focus went to the NFL Draft…We’re going to revisit here in the near future.”
During the draft, the Jaguars waited until the 5th round to select tight end Luke Farrell, who only had 34 receptions in four years at Ohio State.
Needless to say, the tight end position has not been sufficiently addressed, and Meyer admitted as much.
Speaking on the position Meyer said:
“That’s a concern right now…That’s the one area that I feel like…the tight end position, you’re staring at that board and that horizontal piece. We just didn’t hit that today.”
Because of Tebow’s size and athleticism, many speculated that he could’ve had a productive career as a tight end, but he was determined to play quarterback.
Now that ship has sailed, Tebow is obviously open to the possibility of playing that position.
Tebow will have turned 34 before the upcoming NFL season starts, so there’s a small window for him to make this experiment work.
He’s still in great shape and doesn’t have the normal wear and tear of a mid-30s football player, so the move to tight end could be a possibility.
Tebow would certainly be a fan attraction in his hometown.
He consistently drew big crowds at minor league baseball games, so the stands would certainly be packed for quarterback phenom Lawrence and hometown hero Tebow.
Tebow has enjoyed success as a TV personality and pro-life advocate since leaving the NFL, but he still has the desire to play and compete at the highest level of professional sports.