Tim Tebow is fighting to defy the odds by making the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end.
With training camp around the corner Tebow’s roster status is one of the biggest stories on the team.
And now the Jacksonville Jaguars gave a major update on Tim Tebow making the team.
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer answered a reporter’s question about Tebow playing in week one of the season.
Meyer made it clear that despite his relationship with Tebow – Tebow played on two national title winning teams for Meyer at the University of Florida – Tebow was not getting any free passes on to the roster.
“That’s new to me. That’s the reality of the NFL that you have 90 players [in training camp]. So to me, he’s one of 90. He’s a guy that’s — you know, what’s the difference between him and the other 40 guys trying to make the team? To me it’s all the same. This is their livelihood. This is a job. This is a way to make a living. And the reality is that a good percentage of your roster’s gonna get cut or transition out of here,” Meyer stated.
By virtue of hiring Meyer – long considered one of the best coaches at any level of football – and drafting generational prospect Trevor Lawrence with the first pick of the 2021 draft, the Jaguars became one of the most interesting stories in the NFL.
Tebow is hoping to make the Jaguars as a backup tight end.
While every member of the 53-man roster is valuable, Tebow’s status on the roster will not likely change the Jags fortunes on the field in 2021.
And by virtue of Tebow’s massive following that story is getting just as much attention as Meyer’s transition to the NFL and Lawrence attempting to live up to the hype as a can’t miss prospect.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.