Just hours before the NFL Draft and before the Aaron Rodgers news would come out — social media was buzzing that former NFL quarterback and Florida legend Tim Tebow worked out with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but for the tight end position.
Jags GM Trent Baalke confirmed the workout while downplaying it when he said the front offices “whole focus” the NFL Draft.
After the draft, head coach Urban Meyer gave more information on the possibility of a 33-year-old Tebow joining the team.
“Tim and I’ve talked about, when he was a quarterback in the NFL that was a big topic. I was so busy, I didn’t give him the time. ‘What do you think? What do you think?’ and I didn’t know, I was too busy to even think it through.
“I know playing a position in the National Football League without — that’s a long shot, this is years ago. How did it happen this time? We had a conversation. He worked out with our tight ends coach, 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. That’s how that all happened.”
As you already know, Meyer coached Tebow on the Florida Gators where he won the Heisman in 2007 and two national championships in 2006 and 2008.
Meyer said he was ‘concerned’ when asked about the Jags tight end position heading into the new season. ” There’s some great quality, quantity wasn’t there in the draft this year, and that’s a concern right now. That’s a concern right now … We just didn’t hit that today.”
Meyer then added, “I have one job and that is to win games with the Jacksonville Jaguars. If Tim Tebow or Travis Etienne can help us win, then that’s my job to get them ready to go play. That decision is certainly not made yet.”
As far his QB career in the NFL goes, in 35 games, he completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions.