Social media was buzzing on NFL Draft night when it was revealed the team worked Tebow out at a new position – tight end.
Peter King of NBC Sports reported on Monday that the Jaguars could look to sign Tim Tebow to the roster after they assess their roster and tight end depth chart in the coming weeks.
Jaguars team co-owner Tony Khan confirmed in an interview with Bleacher Report recently the organization was looking at the 33-year-old.
“Tim has definitely come in and worked out,” Khan said. “So beyond that, I can’t say too much, but Tim has come in and worked out as a tight end. That’s not a position that we’ve seen him play, but it’s a position that he’s been practicing at with us. So that will be interesting to see how that contributes to us on offense, too.
“Obviously, Urban (Meyer) knows Tim really well, and Tim has got a great history of winning,” Khan said, referriing to the Jaguars’ new head coach and Tebow’s college coach at Florida. “Urban really believes he can help us, and I think it makes a lot of sense. And it’s a position where we need to get better.”
On Monday, the team wasted no time and planned on getting it done sooner rather than later.
Tebow has not appeared in a professional football game since 2012 as the QB of the New York Jets.
Tebow played in 35 games in the NFL. He won one playoff game with the Denver Broncos. His final numbers at QB were 2,422 career passing yards and 17 passing touchdowns. He also had 989 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns over the course of his career.