Former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has officially signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The contract has the 33-year-old returning to the NFL as a tight end, however. He has never played tight end in the NFL before.
The Jaguars official Twitter page released a statement from Tebow after his signing was made official on Thursday morning.
We have signed TE Tim Tebow. pic.twitter.com/xAsfcZP1sG
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) May 20, 2021
Tebow was a former Heisman-winning quarterback with the Florida Gators. He and new Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer won two BCS National Championships together. Once in 2006 against Ohio State and another in 2007, beating Oklahoma.
His previous stint in the NFL was tumultuous. After being drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in 2010, he started just three games. His completion percentage was 50 percent and he threw for five touchdowns to three interceptions.
In 2011, Tebow had a completion percentage of 46.5 percent and threw for 12 touchdowns to six interceptions. The Broncos made the playoffs, however. Memorably, Tebow hit Demariyus Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime during their game against the Steelers, securing the win for Denver.
He was then traded to the Jets, lasting just over a year before being released. In 2013 and 2015 he spent time on practice squads for the Patriots and Eagles, but never made the team. Tebow’s return to the field will be the first time he has seen any NFL game action in almost a decade.
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