Famous New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow, who recently called it a career in baseball, is gonna try to make a go of it in this football thing.
Take it away, way-back-machine:
Update on a former first-round pick: Tim Tebow recently worked out for the #Jaguars, source said, and there has been at least some discussion of him signing. Oh, and he’s a tight end now.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2021
Tebow, obviously, was a mostly-unsuccessful, mechanically-unsound quarterback with the Broncos in 2010-11, and then with the Jets in 2012, completing less than half his pass attempts. He’s still a physical specimen, so if he were going to try to come back to football, yeah, tight end could make some sense.
I actually do credit Tebow for making a very real run at trying to stick in baseball, and although he was ultimately pretty bad, he had a little stretch in the lower minors where he was passable. At age 33, maybe he can be the first guy to get bounced from two sports, and still make a return to the original sport at a different position. It seems extraordinarily unlikely – and it seems far more likely that his old college coach, Urban Meyer, is simply doing him a solid now with the Jaguars – but it’ll be interesting to follow, I suppose.