Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow (85) lines up with Jacksonville Jaguars running back Dare Ogunbowale (33) with Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback C.J. Beathard (3) preparing to take the snap on Tebow's first play of the game during late third quarter action. The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Cleveland Browns for their only home preseason game at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida Saturday night, August 14, 2021. The Browns led at the half 13 to 0 and won with a final score of 23 to 13. Jki 081421 Jagsvsbrowns 43

The Tim Tebow tight end experiment for the Jacksonville Jaguars doesn’t seem to be going well.

The 34-year-old former quarterback was fourth-string (with two other players) on the initial Jacksonville depth chart, and proceeded to not look good in the team’s preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. Tebow played 16 snaps (with no special teams contributions, something that’s important to note for players competing for roster spots), and he had a block that went viral.

Well, after All-22 film became available on Sunday, CBS Sports’ Chris Towers identified an even worse block (attempt) from Tebow. And it came on the very next play.


This whole situation seems so unnecessary, and especially for a rebuilding team that has a rookie quarterback that they hope will be the franchise guy in Trevor Lawrence, to go with a new coaching staff.

Then again, the person leading that coaching staff is Urban Meyer, Tebow’s college head coach at Florida. Perhaps Meyer is just that stubborn — or delusional — when it comes to Tebow, so we shouldn’t rule anything out. But this does not appear to be a player deserving of an NFL roster spot in 2021.

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