JACKSONVILLE, FL- Tim Tebow has officially signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I want to thank the Jaguars for giving me the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be a part of this team. I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I'll embrace.” Tebow said.
Tebow will play tight end for Urban Meyer. Meyer was Tebow’s head coach at Florida.
Tebow’s NFL career wouldn’t last long and seemed to have a media circus around him at all times.
Tebow is a well known and outspoken Christian. So much so that NFL teams didn’t want the distraction and the focus from the media if they were to sign Tebow. The phenomenon known as “Tebowmania” brought a lot of craziness with people either hating the man or loving him.
In reality, Tim Tebow wasn’t the prototypical quarterback. He did bring leadership and great work ethic.
A weak tight end room, his relationship with Meyer, and leadership skills are more so the reason he was signed. Again, in reality, Tebow has his work cut out for him. He’s never played tight end in the NFL and has been out for 6 years.
Reactions from the news of Tebow even getting a workout divided people. Half are excited for Tebow and the other half are upset that Tebow got an opportunity instead of Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick would bring his own media circus after he stayed in his seat for the National Anthem starting his own frenzy. This sparked a movement racial justice and brought social justice to the forefront of discussion.
Kaepernick sued the NFL for collusion for not signing him even though he did receive a couple of opportunities with the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens. The NFL went as far as to set up a private workout and invited all 32 teams. The NFL and Kaepernick reached a confidential settlement.
It's seems worth noting that Kaepernick had several injuries towards the end of his career.
The 33-year-old Tebow hasn’t played a regular season NFL game since 2012 when he was with the Jets.
Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. It wasn’t until a week 7 game against the Miami Dolphins when a new “meme” would take the sports world over by storm.
Down 15 points in the fourth quarter, Denver would pull off a comeback. Tim Tebow would then go down to one knee and pray. What Tebow probably never expected was a Bronco fan, in a New York bar, would see him praying on one knee.
This fan thought he should pay tribute to Tebow after coming back to win 18-15. He went outside the bar and went down on one knee, just like Tebow, and took a picture. “Tebowing” was born.
The Jaguars being organized team activities Monday.