Urban Meyer, Jaguars coaches have “serious disagreement” over Tim Tebow’s signing, per report
The Jaguars have had headlines recently when news broke that they were trying to add one of the best quarters of college football history to their roster. And it’s not Trevor Lawrence.
It was learned on Monday that they were Jaguars signing is expected 33-year-old Tim Tebow, a former Florida quarterback, as a tight end – nine years after he played his last game of the regular season as a quarterback. Jacksonville’s coach, Urban Meyer, was Tebow’s coach in Florida, so the two have a long-term bond.
In any case, the movement of the list was perceived as odd. After all, Tebow spent the last five years of his life playing league baseball with the MLB New York Mets. the only career goal in the NFL and has no experience at the narrow end. Why take this opportunity at this point?
It has been reported that some Jaguar coaches feel the same way.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington in “Get Up.”, There is a “serious disagreement” among Jacksonville employees about bringing Meyer to the Tebow hole.
“There is a serious disagreement within the building over the idea of signing Urban Meyer Tim Tebow,” Darlington said. “There are coaches who don’t want to see that happen to that employee. There are also those who say it’s not such a big deal, it probably won’t be on the list in week 1. You’d say that, why do you do it at all?”
Darlington raises a good point. Why bring in all the Tebow coaches if they don’t get involved in the decision? Sure, the team needs close support, but Darlington asked if it was a “practical” solution for the team.
“Beyond the emotional side of this, beyond why it’s miracles, there’s just a reality that’s not really practical,” Darlington said. “It simply came to our notice then. Urban Meyer would say, ‘Well, hey, I’ll add anyone with the power to improve this organization to my team’. You can look at that and say, “How will the organization improve?” It’s not really a good thing, really. “
That said, Meyer tells another story of Tebow coming to the team, saying he wasn’t even in the two original workouts he took part in. Meyer, for what it’s worth, told Cris Collinsworth that those who saw Tebow in action enjoyed his athleticism.
“They come in and they say,‘ Wow. You know, this guy’s ball skills. He is an excellent athlete. He looks 18, no … whatever, 33, “Meyer said.” I said, boy, you don’t understand. Now, this guy is – he’s the most competitive mannequin you’ll ever talk to. And let’s give it a shot. “And I haven’t decided whether we’ll do that or not yet.”
Only time will tell which of these perceptions prevails in the Jaguar locker room. Either way, watching Tebow try to make a comeback in the NFL, in a new position, will be one of the strangest stories of the NFL season a decade before TebowMania took over the league.