The Jacksonville Jaguars seem to be taking the Jackie Moon approach to building the franchise. After making Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence the first pick in this year’s draft, Urban Meyer decided to add Jacksonville and University of Florida legend, Tim Tebow to the roster.
Tebow, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012, was given a non-guaranteed one year-deal to compete for a spot at tight end, or so we thought. ESPN’s Dianna Russini says she has spoken to people in Jacksonville and they believe Jaguars Head Coach, Urban Meyer, will be looking to use Tebow as a utility player much like New Orleans Saint, Taysom Hill.
“There are people in camp right now who strongly believe the reason why Urban Meyer brought Tim Tebow in is not to play tight end, but actually to use him in that utility role, that Taysom Hill role that we see Sean Payton use in New Orleans,” Russini. “In terms of comparing the two, we always talk about on this show how much Sean Payton loves Taysom Hill. It’s been very obvious over the years. That same kind of love is what Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer have between each other. It could be a very similar situation, but in terms of football, this is something we could be seeing.” via CBS Sports.
It has been said that Meyer genuinely believes Tebow could help the team. Many NFL analysts can’t see Tebow making the roster given his age, the time he has been away from the game, and him having to learn a new position.
Publicity stunt or not, Tebow is being given a real chance in Jacksonville and his reunion with Meyer may be a lot more serious than first reported.
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