JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May 20, 8:22 a.m. Update: The Jacksonville Jaguars have formally announced that they have signed Tim Tebow as a tight end.
This isn’t his first rodeo with the NFL. Tebow, 33, was originally drafted as quarterback by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, whom he played with for two seasons before spending one season with the New York Jets.
Before the NFL, the Jacksonville native played as QB at University of Florida with then-Head Coach Urban Meyer.
At UF he was a two-time national champion, two-time SEC Player of the Year, two-time First-Team All-American, AP Player of the Year (2007) and winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy.
During his break from the NFL, Tebow spent years competing in minor league baseball and also served as a college football analyst on ESPN and the SEC Network.
Tebow is also known for his philanthropy and his faith.
“I want to thank the Jaguars for the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be part of this team,” Tebow said. “I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace. I am dedicated to taking the direction of our coaching staff and learning from my teammates. I appreciate everyone’s support as I embark on this new journey.”
May 20, 7:36 a.m. Update: Tim Tebow is officially a Jacksonville Jaguar.
He signed his contract with the team Thursday morning, a source told NFL Network Ian Rapoport.
The Jags are expected to make a formal announcement this morning.
Original Story from May 10:
The Jacksonville Jaguars are planning to sign Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal as a tight end, National Insider for NFL Network Ian Rapoport is reporting.
Rapoport said the deal could be official in the next week or so. Tebow would be reunited with his college coach Urban Meyer, who is now head coach of the Jaguars.
On April 29, the first day of the NFL Draft, Rapoport and ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Tebow had recently worked out with the Jaguars TE coach.
Schefter previously reported that Tebow moving to tight end is a move many believe would have extended his NFL career had he made the transition earlier.
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