Trevor Lawrence is finally speaking up on the Jacksonville Jags signing Tim Tebow.
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Tebow last week to try and give him a chance to revive his career as a tight end this time around.
“He looks great,” Lawrence said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “He’s just a guy that you want to be around. Character is awesome. Had a few conversations with him and I can already tell, and [he’s] just a hard worker. No one is going to work harder than him. Those are the kind of guys you want in your locker room and you want to be around every day. And then I’m excited to see what he can do on the field as well. We got in a few days and he looks great. He’s in awesome shape.”
The 33-year-old Tebow is returning to the NFL after playing baseball the past five years in the New York Mets’ organization.
“I never met Tim until last week so I didn’t really know him but I was intrigued by his character, his work ethic and what he’s been able to do throughout his life on the field and off the field,” Lawrence said.
“All those things are really interesting so I was excited to meet him. When it was official, I saw him in the locker room and had a few good conversations and I really like him.”
Tebow is reuniting with Urban Meyer, his college coach, and joining Lawrence who has been pegged as the next big thing at QB after his standout college career with Clemson.
“He’s awesome, definitely a player’s coach,” Lawrence said of Meyer. “What I love is the expectations are very clear. There’s no misconstruing anything. We know what’s expected of us and he takes care of us. He knows how to coach a football team, he knows how to win. And I think with any great leader, especially a coach, you got to have someone where communication is super detailed and precise. And he’s definitely that way. Everyone’s on the same page and I just like the energy that he’s bringing in here, and that we’re expecting to win this year. We don’t have a five-year plan. This isn’t let’s get a little bit better and then eventually we’ll win. Let’s win as soon as we can. Let’s win now.”
Lawrence was 34-2 as Clemson’s starter and led the Tigers to the 2018 national championship.