Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars have been negatively in the headlines over the last few weeks with the reports that the team is bringing in Tim Tebow to play tight end.
The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and current ESPN analyst has been the subject of ridicule for not only getting another shot in the NFL nine years after his last played down, but at a different position he has never played before.
On YouTube, an old video has gained tons of traction showing Tebow running a route and catching a pass while in College.
“Tim Tebow warms up before the Vanderbilt game in 2009 by running pass patterns. This short clip of a down and out route into the end zone is part of a ten minute warm-up where an assistant Florida coach is throwing passes to the Heisman trophy winner. Amid the discussion of whether Tebow will make it as an NFL qb is the speculation that he would do better as a tight end or H-back. To those Tebow-haters out there, get over it . . . he’s a fantastic athlete who will make it in the pros, either as a quarterback– or as a tightend or H-back!! He made alot of nice grabs during the warm-up and there is no doubt that if a team works with him, he will have a great career at either of those positions.”
The above video was posted 11 years ago on YouTube, but many of the comments happened just recently.
“This video aged like fine wine”
“11 years later Monday May 10 2021 signs a contract to play tight end for the Jaguars”
“Why am I getting this right after he signed for the Jaguars?”
“The YouTube algorithm is becoming too self-aware, it’s terrifying”
“This getting recommended to everyone 11 years later lol”
“urban meyer just standing behind the camera smiling knowing what the future holds”
“Imagine just recording a random vid of Tim tebow catching a ball and making a take saying he could play tight end and 11 years later he does it.”
“Whoever made this video could be working for the Simpsons”
There was also this moment in the NFL:
Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, who coached Tebow at Florida, explained the thought process to Cris Collinsworth.
“He was in the best shape of his life, asked to see if he could workout with a couple of our coaches,” Meyer said. “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 … 33.’ I said, ‘Guys you don’t understand, now this guy is the most competitive maniac you’re ever gonna talk to and let’s give it a shot.’”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.