Urban Meyer Speaks On Tim Tebow’s Chances Of Making The Jaguars Final 53-Man Roster

The debate continues about whether Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow will make the team’s final roster come September. Most projections and experts say that Tebow has just too much against him to make it.

However, one big thing that Tebow has going for him is first-year head coach Urban Meyer, who was probably instrumental in bringing the former quarterback in to begin with.

This past week, Meyer spoke about Tebow and his chances of making the final 53 in September.

“The tough part is 53, and that’s new to me,” Meyer said.

“That’s the reality of the NFL, that you have 90 players. So to me, he’s one of 90. He’s a guy that’s, you know, what’s the difference, between him and the other 40 guys trying to make the team? To me, it’s all the same.

“This is their livelihood, this is a job, this is a way to make a living. And the reality is that a good percentage of your roster’s gonna get cut or transition out of here, which, to me, that’s completely new.

“In college, you’ve got your 85, 95 guys, and you fit them in and you put the puzzle together. It’s much different here.”

Meyer stated earlier in June that he felt it would be tough for Tebow to make the final roster, based on the Jags’ strength at the tight end position.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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