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Tim Tebow Signs Contract, Now Officially a Jacksonville Jaguar

Despite all the recent criticism, Tim Tebow is now back in the NFL. We’ve known for a couple weeks now that the Jacksonville Jaguars were planning to sign the former Florida quarterback, but we got official word on Thursday morning.

Adam Schefter announced via Twitter that Tebow signed his contract this morning, and he will be taking part in the team’s offseason program later today.

“Tim Tebow signed his contract this morning with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per source,” Schefter tweeted. “He will be on the field today for the team’s off-season program as he sets out to compete for a roster spot at tight end.”

Tebow, who will soon be 34, may have a difficult transition to tight end, but new coach Urban Meyer expects more from Tebow than on-field impact. In fact, the 2011 first-round pick, in many ways, provides more value as a bottom of the roster type than he did when he was a starting QB.

We have to credit Meyer for taking a home run swing here. Only time will tell if it works out, but we’re certainly pulling for Tebow.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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    • Funny how journeymen that get signed to a new team every year and barely register any stats are a-ok to keep playing but Tebow isn’t allowed to try to do the same. Schwartz is one of those liberals that gets uncomfortable around genuinely good people like Tebow – though he’d be the first to deny this obvious character defect.

      • Never said he wouldn’t make the team, but the odds of an athlete his age with as much of a gap as Tebow getting a roster spot in a position he has never played doesn’t give you pause, then it is clear your gator love should never be questioned. Feel better?

          • Yeah, I suppose I would have given it is an anomaly and not exactly the norm. And for the sake of argument, should Tebow make the roster and remain a contributor beyond the 3rd pre-season game, I’ll be happy to label Meyer a genius at every level. There is no doubt that Tebow is a warrior and I do truly wish him well, but my opinion is based more on the odds of success vs a hunch on an anomaly. Given the prior relationship between the two, a hunch bears weight, but it is still a hunch.

  1. Solid dude you can bet you won’t see him clocking his gf in the elevator and dragging her ass out by the hair or funding a brutal dog fighting ring and other misadventures in the national felon league wish him the best

    • Fully agree, Tim Tebow is certainly a solid citizen and wonderful human being. The NFL could benefit greatly if every franchise could add people like him to their playing roster. And, it could be possible the #3 TE has on headphones and is helping out the rookie QB as part of his job description.

  2. Some of the liberal outcry has been that Jacksonville was just trying to butts in the seats. Can you imagine…a professional team that wants to sell more tickets!? The nerve of those bastards!

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