Not only has it been confirmed that former NFL quarterback and one-time Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has worked out with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end even though the 33-year-old hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since 2012. Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said last week the club would address the Tebow matter at some point after the NFL Draft that finished on Saturday, and Jacksonville chief football strategy officer Tony Khan, the son of franchise owner Shad Khan, told Bleacher Report on Tuesday a reunion between Tebow and head coach Urban Meyer could be imminent.
“Tim has definitely come in and worked out,” Tony Khan explained, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “So beyond that, I can’t say too much, but Tim has come in and worked out as a tight end. That’s not a position that we’ve seen him play, but it’s a position that he’s been practicing at with us. So that will be interesting to see how that contributes to us on offense, too. Obviously Urban knows Tim really well and Tim has got a great history of winning. Urban really believes he can help us, and I think it makes a lot of sense. And it’s a position where we need to get better.”
Tebow enjoyed the greatest successes of his football career playing under Meyer at the University of Florida, and it’s believed Meyer would like to use the minor-league baseball dropout similar to how the New Orleans Saints utilize Taysom Hill as a so-called Swiss Army Knife offensive weapon. Meyer would likely also ask Tebow to mentor rookie and first-overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence through the summer and, possibly, the fall.