Colin Kaepernick's name buzzes on social media as Jaguars are reportedly set to sign Tim Tebow as tight end


Fox News 11 May, 2021 - 06:51am 27 views

Is Tim Tebow playing football again?

Tim Tebow is back in the National Football League, signing a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. GatorBait.netGatorsTerritory - REPORT: Tim Tebow signing with Jacksonville Jaguars

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Factset. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Legal Statement. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper.

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on

Colin Kaepernick's name was invoked Monday as it was reported the Jacksonville Jaguars were planning on signing Tim Tebow to a one-year deal at a new position – tight end.

Tebow has not played in a regular-season NFL game since the 2012 season with the New York Jets and was initially reluctant to switch positions, deciding on a career in broadcasting and professional baseball before apparently trying his hand at pro football again.

He also had a workout for a few teams a couple of years ago, but never got the call.

While Tebow appeared to be close to joining the Jaguars, social media users were wondering when Kaepernick was going to get his chance again.

In Kaepernick’s last season in the NFL, he had 16 touchdown passes and only four interceptions in 12 games. He had 2,241 passing yards and 468 rushing yards.

Kaepernick doesn’t appear to be up for changing positions like Tebow, and there doesn’t exactly appear to be a starting job open at the quarterback position on any team right now. The Jaguars need help at tight end, but Tebow would really have to develop at the position to become a full-fledged starter. He only had one target at the position in his entire career.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Factset. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. Legal Statement. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper.

Read full article at Fox News

Report: Jaguars to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

Yahoo Sports 11 May, 2021 - 08:00am

Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde, Pete Thamel

The Jacksonville Jaguars are "planning" to sign Tebow to a one-year deal, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Tebow has changed positions from quarterback to tight end, and will once again be working with his former college coach Urban Meyer, now the Jaguars' head coach.

Tebow, 33, last appeared in an NFL game in 2012 as a member of the New York Jets. The Denver Broncos drafted him in 2010 with their first-round pick, but the flaws in his game prevented him from finding consistent success. Tebow was shuttled off to the New York Jets in 2012 after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning, then released after one season. He attempted to pick up with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but never made it past the preseason. 

Baseball was Tebow's next stop, as he tried to make it as an MLB player. Signed by the New York Mets in September 2016, he spent the next four seasons in the minors. He made it as far as Triple-A before deciding to retire in Feb. 2021. 

Tebow was working with Meyer the last time he had any kind of sustained success on the football field. That was over a decade ago. Now, Tebow is a brand new tight end and Meyer is a brand new NFL coach. Maybe they're hoping they can recapture some of the magic they had in their Florida days. 

Tim Tebow is back in the National Football League, signing a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Tebow — who will be 34 years old when the season begins — is getting a second chance at the NFL thanks in part to his former college head coach, Urban Meyer, taking over in Jacksonville. With the Jaguars spending the No. 1 overall pick on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Tebow won't be back in the league throwing passes, rather he'll be looking to catch them as a tight end.

Police believe that Tyrell Cohen was electrocuted while climbing electrical equipment.

The Packers have said they won't trade QB Aaron Rodgers, but the Broncos still believe there is a "real possibility" of getting something done for the MVP.

If Medina Spirit is stripped of the 2021 Kentucky Derby victory, second-place Mandaloun would be deemed the winner but bettors on Mandaloun would still be out of luck.

Griffin believes that lax officiating resulted in Zion Williamson's injury.

The 49ers saw no need to correct the Mac Jones chatter.

Davante Adams admitted Aaron Rodgers' future with the Packers – which is unclear right now – will affect his future in Green Bay.

The Packers sacrificed two shots at players (via round one and four) who could have helped the team in 2020 for a player who did nothing to assist the effort to advance beyond the NFC title game. Will quarterback Jordan Love help the team in 2021? That remains to be seen, and it hinges on: [more]

Bryant on Tebow's reported deal: "You got to be kidding me."

A coach in the AFC East gives an interesting take on former Alabama quarterback Mac Jones' fit in the Patriots offense as the 2021 NFL season nears.

Chiefs rookie minicamp begins on Friday, May 14 and the team needed space to sign undrafted rookies.

One prominent national columnist puts the Eagles at the top of his list as Deshaun Watson's potential future home.

A quick breakdown of the two QBs expected to run the Packers rookie minicamp this weekend.

Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf couldn't catch the field in his heat of a 100-meter race at the USA Track and Field Golden Games on Sunday, finishing ninth out of nine but in a respectable time of 10.37 seconds. Although Metcalf didn't earn a spot in the final, he did pick up the respect of sprinters who were out to prove that track speed was far different from football fast. Wearing earrings and a gold necklace, Metcalf burst out of the blocks in fine fashion.

If the Steelers want to keep Harris around for a while, Tomlin might consider sitting Harris down for a serious discussion.

If only it was that simple for the Minnesota Vikings to help get Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers outside of the division.

After the Jets traded up in the first round to select guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, General Manager Joe Douglas called it a unique opportunity to get a very good prospect. Based on what he paid, he’d better be right. The Jets gave up picks No. 23, 66 and 86 to get pick No. 14, which they [more]

Bradley Beal's wife was not happy with Kent Bazemore's comments about the star guard's injury.

Shaquem Griffin may be closer to finding a new team. According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, multiple clubs have expressed interest in signing the free agent linebacker. Selected in the fifth round of the 2018 draft, Griffin has appeared in 46 games for Seattle over the last three seasons with one start. He mainly appeared [more]

Eleven days ago, the status of Aaron Rodgers became the biggest story in the NFL. It still is, even if the story has reached the no-news-is-no-news stage. Which returns the entire saga to the category of “beautiful mystery.” But there will be news, eventually. Rodgers will show up for OTAs, or he won’t. That will [more]

Opinion: What makes Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow think an NFL reunion won't be a disaster?

Yahoo Sports 11 May, 2021 - 08:00am

Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde, Pete Thamel

The duo appears set to reunite with the Jacksonville Jaguars, for reasons obvious only to the two of them. They are more than a decade removed from their days of being the hottest combination in football, in a setting that barely resembles the scene of their greatest success. Yet they’re both somehow convinced this is going to work.

Which just shows how large their egos are, and how little they really know.

Tebow was a bust as an NFL quarterback, shipped out of Denver even after he’d won a playoff game. He threw 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 35 games over three seasons, and his career quarterback rating was just 75.3.

He hasn’t played in a regular-season NFL game since 2012. Hasn’t even been around the league since 2015, spending much of the past five years trying to make it in baseball, instead.

But Tebow is convinced he can contend for a spot on the Jaguars roster. At a position, tight end, that he’s never played. At an age – he’ll be 34 in August – when most players are winding down their careers.

Even more mind-boggling, Meyer is putting his own NFL career on the line to let him try.

Meyer is a tremendous coach, there is no denying that. But he has always believed he knows more than he does, and he has a history of letting his personal feelings influence his thinking. This looks like the worst combination of both.

Meyer would be the first to admit he has a soft spot for Tebow, and with good reason. They won two national titles together at Florida. Tebow is, by all accounts, a charming and likeable person.

But the NFL is a business, with no room for nostalgia or personal affection. Particularly for a team trying to build around a rookie quarterback.

Converting Tebow to tight end will take the coaching staff’s time and attention, and that is a distraction the Jaguars can’t afford when they need to be devoting every second to Trevor Lawrence’s development.

Worse, Meyer runs the risk of losing his locker room long before he can win his first game.

Meyer has already stepped in it once, hiring a strength coach who’d been accused of racism and bullying by more than a dozen players, most of them Black, when he was at Iowa. Now he’s going to bring in the teacher’s pet.

Meyer no doubt sees Tebow’s character and work ethic as providing a good example for the Jaguars. But this isn’t the college game. The guys in his locker room are grown men fighting for their jobs. They don’t need lessons from a guy who has yet to prove himself in the NFL, and whose best days are more than a decade behind him.

It also will not be lost on some that Tebow is getting yet another chance while Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl the same year Tebow could barely get off the New York Jets’ bench, has been blackballed.

Tebow will also bring added media attention, and the hype of fans who adore him for nothing related to his athletic abilities. While he can’t control that sideshow, it will rub some of the Jaguars the wrong way and that has the potential to create a toxic atmosphere in the locker room.

But Tebow and Meyer aren’t worried about any of that. They’ve won once, no doubt they can do it again.

Which only shows how ill-equipped they both are for the NFL.

The Chiefs made SMU quarterback Shane Buechele a priority free agent, guaranteeing him $175,000. That should have come as a sign to Jordan Ta'amu that his time on the roster was ending. The Chiefs cut Ta’amu on Monday. That leaves them with Chad Henne, Anthony Gordon and Buechele behind Patrick Mahomes. Ta’amu has spent time [more]

Green Bay and GM Brian Gutekunst can't escape drama surrounding their star quarterback and now wide receiver.

The Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly are expected to sign former Denver Broncos and New York Jets QB Tim Tebow as a tight end.

The Dolphins were busy trading picks long before the 2021 draft got underway in late April and they wound up adding four players in the first 42 selections. Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, edge rusher Jaelan Phillips, safety Jevon Holland, and offensive lineman Liam Eichenberg join a roster that General Manager Chris Grier and head coach [more]

Phil Mickelson opened with a 64 at the Wells Fargo Championship, but stumbled through rounds of 75-76-76 over the next three days.

The Colts have found a new left tackle. According to multiple reports, Indianapolis is signing former Chiefs No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher to a one-year, $9.4 million deal. Fisher was a mainstay on Kansas City’s offensive line since his selection in 2013. But he tore his Achilles during the AFC Championship Game against the [more]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk poked fun at himself during his Saturday Night Live monologue, joking about his lack of "intonational variation," his marijuana-themed appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast, the spelling of his son's name, and some of his odder tweets. "Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things," Musk said, seemingly addressing the controversy surrounding the show's choice to have him host. "But that's just how my brain works. To anyone I've offended, I just want to say: I re-invented electric cars and I'm sending people to Mars in a rocket ship. Did you also think I was gonna be a chill, normal dude?" Musk also revealed he has Asperger's syndrome, reportedly marking the first time he has spoken publicly about the diagnosis. Watch the full monologue below. More stories from theweek.comNewsmax guest calls out network for 'lying to its own viewers' live on NewsmaxKevin McCarthy tells House Republicans to 'anticipate' a vote on Cheney Wednesday5 scathingly funny cartoons about anti-vaxxers jeopardizing herd immunity

Do the Cincinnati Bengals have the best WR room in the NFL?

Monday began with word from Peter King in Football Morning in America that the Jaguars could sign Tim Tebow after this week’s rookie minicamp and it appears the wheels for that signing are already in motion. NFL Media reports that the Jaguars are planning to sign Tebow, who will be trying for a second act [more]

Thor Nystrom ranks each NFC team's 2021 NFL Draft UDFA hauls with the deepest investigation of undrafted signings on the internet (AP)

Bryant on Tebow's reported deal: "You got to be kidding me."

Boston is in seventh in the Eastern Conference with a rematch against Miami looming on Tuesday. Unless the Celtics can figure things out, the play-in tournament looks likely.

With free agency looming, supporting Aaron Rodgers' return is a no-brainer for Davante Adams.

Fresh from overseeing Rory McIlroy’s first win in 18 months, Pete Cowen is now set on helping his new charge arrest a rather more significant barren run in the majors. “If we can sort out his driving when I see him in a few days’ time, then he should have a great chance in next week’s [US] PGA,” Cowen said. As a renowned no-nonsense Yorkshireman, Cowen does not deal much in “ifs”. But then, he does not normally deal in “putts” either. “It’s funny, because the stats guys are saying that was one of Rory’s best-ever performances on the greens and I gave him a putting lesson before he went off to Quail Hollow,” Cowen said. “And that’s the one aspect of the game I never teach. Maybe I should branch out.” Cowen laughed down the line from Orlando, where he is staying with Ricky Elliott, the caddie of Brooks Koepka, another of Cowen’s four-time major-winning clients. The 70-year-old recognises he is busy enough and that is why he was not at the Wells Fargo Championship when McIlroy prevailed by a shot over Mexican Abraham Ancer in dramatic scenes on Sunday night. “I didn’t even see it as I was on the range with [Henrik] Stenson and had been with [Ian] Poulter earlier on in the day. “I figured that not only with Rory, but also Gary Woodland [the former US Open winner who finished fifth] in the mix that we’d have a winner. I guess Rory isn’t use to having a coach with a few runners in the race, but that might be a good thing, as it’ll keep things a bit less intense. I had three days with him at his place the week before last and we got through a lot of stuff. But you can see from his driving stats that there’s plenty to do and that potential for improvement should fill him full of self-belief.”

Tens of thousands of fans packed into AT&T Stadium on Saturday night and set a new U.S. boxing record despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five fighters are no longer on the UFC roster.

Chris Haynes speaks with Evan Wasch, the NBA executive responsible for the play-in tournament.

Jaguars expected to sign former QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to one-year deal 11 May, 2021 - 08:00am

Headlines you didn't expect to see when 2021 began: Tim Tebow is back in the NFL.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the Jacksonville Jaguars plan to sign Tebow to a one-year contract, per sources informed of the situation. The deal is expected to be official in the next week or so.

Tebow recently worked out as a tight end with the Jags in days leading up to the NFL draft.

It's a position switch scouts implored the former Denver Broncos first-round quarterback to make more than a decade ago.

After Tebow spent two seasons with the Broncos, compiling an 8-6 record as a starting QB, including a string of wild late-game victories, John Elway replaced Tebow with Peyton Manning. The Heisman Trophy winner spent one tabloid-frenzied season with the New York Jets in 2012. He attempted just eight passes, completing six while playing special teams and carrying the ball 32 times for 102 yards, primarily out of the Wildcat. He then spent offseasons with the Patriots (2013) and Eagles (2015), respectively, before washing out of the NFL.

After a media stint, Tebow tried his hand at baseball, spending the past five years in the New York Mets system.

With his former Florida coach, Urban Meyer, taking over in Jacksonville, the Jags will give Tebow a shot to get back into the NFL as a tight end.

The 33-year-old hasn't played in the regular season in nine years and hasn't been in a football training camp since his Philly stint in 2015. To say it's a long shot for Tebow to make the roster is an understatement.

Still, to paraphrase Lloyd Christmas, we're saying there's a chance.

The Jaguars tight end's room is woefully thin. Blocking TE Chris Manhertz sits atop the depth chart, and rookie fifth-rounder Luke Farrell could be in line for a sizable role. James O'Shaughnessy, Tyler Davis, and Ben Ellefson fill out the TE room. Into that void, Tebow will attempt to reconjure his NFL career.

If Tebow had been willing to make the position switch years and years and years ago, perhaps he wouldn't have been wallowing away on a minor league baseball roster hovering around the Mendoza Line.

Tebow attempting an NFL comeback in 2021 took a confluence of circumstances. Meyer joining the Florida-based club hoping to generate headlines and sell merchandise, along with fill a glaring need at a position, and the former QB's willingness to finally consider switching positions all coalesced to bring Tebow back to football in 2021.

Now, we'll see if he can win a job.

Tim Tebow

Sports Stories