Jaguars release Tim Tebow, ending his NFL comeback

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The Tim Tebow experiment in Jacksonville is over. The Jaguars cut Tebow on Tuesday morning, the team announced. The QB-turned-TE thanked the organization for the opportunity to try to reignite his NFL career. NFL.comJacksonville Jaguars release QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is CUT by the Jaguars, ending the former quarterback's attempt to return to the NFL

Daily Mail 17 August, 2021 - 02:40pm

By Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com

Tim Tebow's NFL career is over — again.

The former Heisman Trophy winner, NFL quarterback, and minor league baseball player has been cut in Jacksonville, where he was hoping to revive his pro football career as a tight end under his former college coach at the University of Florida, Urban Meyer.

Despite their shared history, the first-year Jaguars head coach wasn't able to find a roster spot for his former quarterback, and the converted tight end became a casualty of the team's first round of cuts on Tuesday.

Tebow announced the Jaguars' decision on social media, thanking the team for the opportunity.

Tim Tebow's NFL career may have ended for a second time on Tuesday as the Jacksonville Jaguars cut the converted tight end who formerly played quarterback

Tim Tebow #85 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs a route in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns during a preseason game at TIAA Bank Field on August 14 in Jacksonville

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars talks with Tim Tebow on July 28 

'Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks,' Tebow tweeted. 'I've never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I'm grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream.

'Thank you to the Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey.'

Tebow, the son of Christian missionaries, ended his tweets with a bible verse: 'And we know that…God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28.'

Tebow had a disappointing performance in his only preseason game. Not only did he whiff on a block attempt, which is a bad look for a tight end, but he was only targeted once, but teammate Tavon Austin stole the intended pass for a short gain.

Tebow, 34, has not played in an NFL game since 2012, when the Jaguars' franchise quarterback and top-overall pick of the 2021 draft Trevor Lawrence was just 12-years-old.

Tebow, 34, has not played in an NFL game since 2012, when the Jaguars' franchise quarterback and top-overall pick of the 2021 draft Trevor Lawrence was just 12-years-old

At 6-foot-3, 255 pounds, Tebow has a frame to play tight end, but was unable to prove himself at the position this summer.

He did play one snap at tight end for the New York Jets in 2012, but failed to catch the Mark Sanchez pass thrown in his direction.

Tebow played in the New York Mets' organization from 2016 to 2019, reaching as high as Triple-A in 2019, but announced his retirement from baseball in February.

In 2019, which turned out to be his final season due to the pandemic, Tebow batted .163 in 77 games at Triple-A - the highest level of minor league baseball - before suffering a season-ending pinky injury. He finishes his career with a .223 average over 287 minor league games.

He's also been an on-air analyst for ESPN's college football coverage, and Tebow recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with wife Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, the 2017 Miss Universe winner.

Tebow, who was born in the Philippines but was raised in Jacksonville, starred at the University of Florida under Meyer, who's entering his first season as the Jaguars' head coach.

Tebow had a disappointing performance in his only preseason game. Not only did he whiff on a block attempt, which is a bad look for a tight end, but he was only targeted once, but teammate Tavon Austin stole the intended pass for a short gain

Tebow, a former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback, worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end, NFL Network and ESPN reported Thursday. Tebow, 33, starred at the University of Florida under Meyer (right), who's entering his first season as the Jaguars' head coach. Although he was born in the Philippines, Tebow grew up in Jacksonville before enrolling at Florida

Tebow, the son of Christian missionaries, is still an on-air analyst for ESPN's college football coverage. He recently celebrated his one-year anniversary with wife Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (right), the 2017 Miss Universe winner

Tebow played in the New York Mets' organization from 2016 to 2019, reaching as high as Triple-A in 2019, but announced his retirement from baseball in February. In 2019, which turned out to be his final season due to the pandemic, Tebow batted .163 in 77 games at Triple-A - the highest level of minor league baseball - before suffering a season-ending pinky injury. He finishes his career with a .223 average over 287 minor league games

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was a dual-threat quarterback who ran for 57 touchdowns over four seasons with the Gators, while also passing for 88 TDs.

Accuracy issues limited Tebow's potential as a quarterback and after losing the starter's job in Denver, he ultimately failed to carve out a role with the New York Jets in 2012. Tebow went on to have brief stints with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but never officially played for either team in a regular season game.

There remains some debate over how good Tebow really was in the NFL, but the numbers are not on his side.

In 2011, the only season he played regularly, Tebow completed 46.5 percent of his passes. For comparison, no qualifying NFL passer had a lower completion mark than 57 percent in 2020.

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