When Tim Tebow retired from baseball in February after a run as a Mets minor leaguer, it appeared to spell the end of his athletic career.
But in a stunning twist, the former Jets and Broncos quarterback is attempting an NFL comeback as a tight end, according to multiple reports.
Tim Tebow during his famous win over the Steelers in the 2012 AFC Wild Card game. Picture: Doug PensingerSource:AFP
Tim Tebow and his wife Demi-Leigh.Source:Getty Images
The 33-year-old reached out to the Jaguars requesting an opportunity to try out as a tight end, ESPN reported.
Tebow went through a workout with the team’s tight ends coach, according to NFL Network, and the Jaguars have had “at least some discussion” of signing him.
Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was the coach at Florida University when Tebow won two national championships and a Heisman Trophy.
Tim Tebow is a Gators legend.Source:AP
The Broncos took a chance on Tebow, long thought to be a better fit at a different position, as a quarterback by taking him in the first round, No. 25 overall, in the 2010 draft.
His biggest NFL moment came in the 2011-12 playoffs, when he led Denver to an overtime win over the Steelers in the wildcard round that was capped by an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas.
Tim Tebow was known for praying on the sidelines before games. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Source:Supplied
After Tebow made 14 appearances (11 starts) for the Broncos the following season, the Broncos signed Peyton Manning and traded Tebow to the Jets, for whom he attempted just eight passes in 2012. He was cut by the Jets after that season. Tebow spent time with the Patriots in 2013 and Eagles in 2015 but never appeared in another regular-season game.
Tim Tebow didn’t quite cut it as a baseballer. Picture: Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesSource:AFP
Since then he attempted to make it as a baseballer, signing a minor league contract with the Mets and spending four unsuccessful years battling to crack it in the big time, and getting married to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.
The couple tied the knot in South Africa in January, 2020.
Tim Tebow and wife Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida, last weekend. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images
— New York Post
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