Tim Tebow is returning to the NFL, officially signing a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday that will put him back on the practice field for the first time since 2015.
Just months after the Jaguars hired Urban Meyer, he is reuniting with his former Heisman Trophy quarterback. Jacksonville brought the 33-year-old athlete in for a workout shortly before the 2021 NFL Draft. With the franchise set at quarterback (Trevor Lawrence, Gardner Minshew), Tebow got a shot to prove himself at tight end.
The workout went well, but the organization wanted to evaluate its roster after rookie minicamp. With the team still thin at tight end, Meyer made the call to sign his neighbor, close friend and former leader in the Florida Gators’ locker room.
Jacksonville’s move was more than a week in the making, with reports of the two sides discussing a contract coming out May 10. With mandatory minicamp quickly approaching on the NFL’s offseason calendar, Tebow signed his contract Thursday and will be on the practice field.
Tebow faces long odds of making the 53-man roster, but his signing will be a boost for the Jaguars’ brand and it will certainly increase revenue.