Did the Jags cut Tim Tebow?
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
17 August, 2021 - 01:48pm
One preseason game and two virally bad blocks later, Tim Tebow's career as an NFL tight end is over.
The Jaguars released Tebow as part of their first round of cuts Tuesday, with the quarterback-turned-tight end thanking the organization for the opportunity.
Thank you to the <a href="https://twitter.com/Jaguars?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Jaguars</a> organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey. <br><br>And we know that…God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28
The experiment always seemed destined to fail. Tebow is a 34-year-old who never played tight end and was nearly a decade removed from his last regular-season NFL game. He'd also spent four years pursuing a failed baseball career in the New York Mets organization.
Once Tebow got onto the field, the result was about as expected. He went viral over the weekend for two bad run-blocking attempts, looking every bit like a 34-year-old who was attempting to play a new position at a professional level. He was targeted once in the passing game but did not make a reception.
This is likely Tebow's last hurrah as a professional athlete. His attempts to transition from Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida to NFL signal-caller never found much success, and it seems unlikely he'll make another try with the Mets or a different MLB organization.
Broadcasting may be in Tebow's future, as he's been a semi-regular on the SEC Network since 2014. His contract with ESPN, which owns the SEC Network, allowed him to pursue his professional sports dreams, but it may be time for him to settle into a full-time analyst role.
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As for the breakout line from The Herd's tweet, that's a very strong and very wrong take. Tebow played two different professional sports. No, he did not find real success in the NFL at any position, but he was good enough to make a few rosters. How many guys in any given local gym have been invited to a training camp?
As for Tebow the baseball player, he peaked in AA hitting .273 with a .734 OPS, 14 doubles and 6 home runs in 2018. I dare you to find someone at your local gym who can touch a double-A fastball, let alone put the ball in play one-in-four at-bats. The fact that Tebow was able to have that level of success, after being away from that sport for so long is fairly incredible.
Of course, Cowherd also admitted to having bias before dropping the Gold's Gym line. He's not above wanting his own version of the truth. Here's more Cowherd:
Tim Tebow may not be much of a professional athlete, but he's a hell of a Trojan Horse. Get vaccinated, folks.