Tim Tebow debut with the Jacksonville Jaguars could not have gone any worse.
Tim Tebow is a 34-year-old who hasn’t played a regular-season professional football game since 2012 and it showed during the preseason. Tebow made his Jaguars preseason debut Saturday and has spent the last few days being roasted and mocked over laughably bad block attempts.
Appearing on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” this afternoon, former Jaguars legend Tony Boselli said he is not surprised that Tebow has been unable to block effectively in a game and at practice.
“You can see in camp too, he struggles to block,” Boselli said. “You can say he was a physical quarterback. That’s great. Being a physical quarterback is one thing. Being a physical tight end and playing in the trenches and having to block and move people is something that’s much more difficult. He’s just not shown a propensity to do that during training camp.”
“I think the most telling thing for me is he was on zero special teams,” Boselli said. “If you want to be a down the line guy who plays tight end, you better play special teams and be good at them. He was the only tight end who didn’t have any reps on special teams in the first preseason game. I think that’s very telling.”
Former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz did not seem particularly surprised by Tebow’s struggles.
The Tebow signing always felt like a combination of a publicity stunt and a favor from Urban Meyer. It was painfully obvious his time with the team would soon come to an end, which it did earlier this week.
It’s time for Tebow to return to the broadcast booth where he belongs. The sports dream is over.