Urban Meyer: Jags Assistants Blown Away By Tim Tebow Workout

Urban Meyer says Tim Tebow is a maniac, but in a good way. So the new Jaguars coach would happily welcome Tebow as a new Jaguars tight end.

Tebow hasn’t played in the NFL in nine years, but he recently worked out for the Jaguars. Reports indicate Tebow is on the brink of signing a one-year deal with Jacksonville.

Meyer said the Jaguars assistant coaches were blown away by Tebow’s audition.

“(The coaches) said, ‘Wow, this guy (has) ball skills, he’s a great athlete, and he looks like he’s 18 years old not whatever he is, 33,'” Meyer told PFF’s Cris Collinsworth.

Meyer, of course, wasn’t surprised. Meyer was Tebow’s coach at Florida more than a decade ago, back when Tebow played quarterback. Meyer said Tebow has always been a fantastic athlete who possesses some serious drive.

“I said, ‘Guys, you don’t understand. This guy is the most competitive maniac you’re ever going to talk to. Let’s give it a shot,'” Meyer said.

Tebow and Meyer won two national championships during their four years together at Florida (2006-10), and Tebow emerged as the Heisman Trophy winner in 2008 and ’09.

The idea of Tebow signing with the Jaguars has come with lots of criticism from former and current players.

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. As a huge Jags fan (and someone who has competed on the same baseball team as Tebow growing up in Jax), watching the atrocious TE play since the inception of the Jaguars, I would not be surprised at all if Tebow not only makes the roster, but gets playing time this year. He’s been a competitive maniac since he was born. I’ll never forget the time he subbed in during one of our AAU baseball games (after arriving late due to travel delays); it was the first game of the tournament. In short, we were down a run in the 5th inning, and he was the tying run coming around third base. He full on trucked the catcher, plowed him to the backstop, and got ejected within about 20 minutes of being in the game. Competitive maniac. It was awesome.

    He has the size, he is a freak athlete, he takes care of himself like Tom Brady, he definitely has the ball skills and catching ability, and he will have the heart to will himself to be a good blocker and will never take a down off. To top it all off, he’s already familiar with Urban and his playbooks, and he will work harder than anyone else on the team, no doubt about it. Not to mention the marketing advantages and the fact Jax is going to be SO pumped for this. At minimum, it’s fair to say this is a reasonable decision for the Jags.

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