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Jaguars’ Tim Tebow Making Strong Impression Early

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Tim Tebow hasn’t officially made the cut to be a tight end with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it appears he is making a fairly strong case.

Tebow used to be paid to throw. He did it well enough at the college level. He didn’t exact flourish in that department as a pro. But now the Jaguars are paying him to block and catch. So far, it seems as if he’s doing at least one of those things very well.

“I will say this: Tim Tebow has caught every ball thrown his way and doesn’t have any drops today,” wrote Mia O’Brien of First Coast News.

Tebow, 33, is trying his hand at football again after six years away and a stint in minor league baseball. He has a bond with Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, Tebow’s coach at Florida. And Meyer offered some praise for Tebow recently.

“We all know this is a new position for him. He’s a great teammate. In the locker room, I can see everybody getting along, we have good chemistry on our team. But he’s picked it up decently,” Meyer said, via The Florida Times-Union.

Along with Tebow and Meyer, the Jaguars newcomer who’s been drawing the most eyeballs is Trevor Lawrence, the rookie quarterback and No. 1 overall draft pick. Lawrence also talked Tebow.

“He looks great. He’s just a guy that you want to be around,” Lawrence told reporters. “Character is awesome. Had a few conversations with him and I can already tell, and [he’s] just a hard worker. No one is going to work harder than him. Those are the kind of guys you want in your locker room and you want to be around every day. And then I’m excited to see what he can do on the field as well. We got in a few days, and he looks great. He’s in awesome shape.”

As the Daily Caller pointed out, many of the heavy hitters in the mainstream media are openly rooting for Tebow to fail. For whatever reason, they don’t like his wholesome approach or the fact that he’s beloved by football fans worldwide. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t fit their narrative of controversy and hate.

But early in minicamp, he’s giving everyone reason to believe that, yes, he may still have some good football left.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. It’s really amazing how people pretend Tebow isn’t an elite athlete. Maybe it’s because he’s big and somewhat plodding? The guy dominated (DOMINATED) at UF, and played well enough at the NFL level that he won a playoff game and was supplanted by Peyton Manning. There’s only a handful of qb who wouldn’t be supplanted by Peyton. Then he played baseball well enough to make it to the triple A level. Hell of a lot better than most people, let one people who don’t play baseball as their primary sport for years.

    Methinks its: butthurt SEC fans (there are a lot of SEC fans who like Tebow though, tbf), butthurt militant atheists (nobody likes being around them, even regular atheists) or idiots that can’t discern when the media is at fault for someone/something being a big story (likely Biden voters).

  2. Regardless of what happens the fact Tebow is seriously contending for a spot on an nfl roster as a TE is amazing. Honestly, he’s a long shot to make the roster, world class athletes fail to make rosters every year, but I root for the guy. Tebow is just good for football. He seems to enjoy playing the game for the competition and camaraderie of being part of a team, which is truly what it’s all about. You want guys like him on your team.

  3. America (and pro sports) used to be about winners and winning before our obsession with data and biometrics came along. Tebow is a winner who will make his teammates better.

    All of you haters tell us how much losing Tebow did as a starting QB? Don’t whine about throwing form. Talk about wins and losses. He looks great when that’s what is being discussed.

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