By Melody Miller
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow recently worked out with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end, the team said.
Tebow, who was on the Eagles practice squad briefly in 2015, had reached out to the Jags and requested a tryout, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Switching to tight end, according to some, might have extended his NFL career.
“[Tebow] worked out as a tight end and that’s the position he’ll be playing,” Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said after the NFL draft last night. “Right now where it stands, we’re going to get through the draft. Our whole focus, quite honestly, has been on the draft and we’ll worry about that when the draft is over.”
Tebow played at Florida under current Jaguars coach Urban Meyer from 2006 through 2009.
Tebow, 33, hasn’t played in the league since 2012 with the Jets. He appeared in 12 games, making two starts at QB.
Tim Tebow recently reached out to the Jaguars and requested a tryout at the tight end position, per sources, a move many believe would have extended his NFL career had he made the transition earlier. He recently worked out with the Jaguars’ TE coach. No decision has been made.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2021