NFL fans are finally going to see one of the biggest questions of the offseason answered: Will Jacksonville’s Tim Tebow experiment work?
Tebow is returning to the NFL after six years away from the sport. His college coach-turned-Jaguars coach, Urban Meyer, is giving the converted quarterback a chance to fight for a spot at the tight end position during the 2021 NFL preseason.
Tebow, 33, last played during the 2015 preseason with the Eagles, at quarterback. Then, he spent five years in the New York Mets organization playing minor league baseball. He hit .223 with 18 homers across three minor league seasons.
Needless to say, fans are wondering if Tebow can earn a roster spot after both switching positions and spending so much time away from football. A true answer will come on Aug. 31, the deadline for NFL teams to cut their 90-man rosters down to 53. Until then, fans will be left to ruminate on Tebow’s chances of making the roster.
Luckily, Meyer has at least weighed in on his performance to date. So too have some other members of the Jaguars staff:
Will Tim Tebow make the Jaguars?
Meyer has largely been noncommittal when addressing Tebow’s chances of making the Jaguars’ 53-man roster. The first time he did so was in an early June interview on the Rich Eisen Show. During that appearance, Meyer acknowledged that making the team wouldn’t necessarily be easy for Tebow, though he spoke well of his work ethic.
“What’s the percentage of…