Tim Tebow Cut By Jaguars … Urban Meyer Says Star’s NFL Career Likely Over 8/17/2021 10:12 AM PT
10:10 AM PT — Urban Meyer says he thinks Tuesday’s roster move likely spells the end of Tebow’s time in the NFL … telling reporters, “I would guess it is [over].”
“Obviously, he’s his own man — elite warrior, elite competitor — but he’s also 34 years old,” Meyer said.
The Jacksonville head coach explained the team ultimately chose to move on from Tebow due to his inability to play special teams.
Meyer added that Tim handled the news very well.
“We knew it was an uphill battle for Tim,” Urban said. “Players loved him. Locker room loved him. But, it was the right thing.”
Tebow time in Jacksonville is officially over … the Jaguars have just cut Tim Tebow.
The former Heisman Trophy winner announced the move himself Tuesday morning … saying in a statement he was “grateful for the chance” the Jaguars gave him by signing him in the spring.
“Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks,” Tebow said. “I’ve never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I’m grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream.”
Tebow added, “Thank you the @Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey.”
The Jags inked Tebow to a 1-year contract back in May … giving him the opportunity to switch from quarterback to tight end.
And, initially, things looked to be going well for the 34-year-old … he looked jacked and was clearly a crowd favorite at training camp practices.
Lawrence to Tebow in the red zone pic.twitter.com/9XyZO6i48W
— Cubjag (@cubjag) July 30, 2021 @cubjag
In fact, Tebow had a few highlight moments during workouts over the past few weeks … even catching a touchdown pass from Trevor Lawrence!
But, Tebow appeared to struggle during his first and only preseason game with Jacksonville … missing some key blocks.
Honestly, the Tebow block that went viral wasn’t even his worst block of the night. This was *the very next play* pic.twitter.com/tINWyJpWSE
— Chris Paul Towers (@CTowersCBS) August 16, 2021 @CTowersCBS
It’s unclear if Tebow will latch on with another team before the season starts next month … or if we’ve officially seen the last of Tim on an NFL field.
Originally Published — 6:42 AM PT