The new tight end went to make a block on a Cleveland Browns defender, only to basically whiff and then end up hitting his own teammate.
If this was any other player, it may be glossed over.
But Tebow was attempting an NFL comeback at the age of 34 at a position he has never played.
Him making the roster would have been an insult to others on the Jaguars and the news finally came down Tuesday that the former quarterback had been released.
Jaguars release TE Tim Tebow. pic.twitter.com/MVQJAFxtvt
— NFL (@NFL) August 17, 2021
While a noble attempt, the comeback is over.
Never A Chance
It is fair to wonder if Urban Meyer ever truly believed Tebow could make the team.
The fact the veteran did not even receive any special teams snaps Saturday pretty much showed the writing was on the wall.
Meyer may have had faith at the beginning, but practice proved the comeback would not last long.
Yet according to the head coach, the team still enjoyed having Tebow around.
#Jaguars coach Urban Meyer on releasing Tim Tebow: “It was the right thing.”
A bit of his Q and A with reporters: pic.twitter.com/CgibqbArK8
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2021
There is an argument to be made that Tebow took a spot from someone who could have actually made the team.
The same argument came up during his minor league baseball career.
While technically true, it’s not like that spot was at the top of the roster in either situation.
Such an argument can be made about pretty much any bottom spot on any professional sports team.
So Tebow getting a shot in the first place shouldn’t be all that controversial.
It would appear the NFL career of Tebow is officially over.
That could mean a return to the media world, or even some time just to relax and enjoy life.
Yet if Meyer loves having Tebow around so much, a spot on the coaching staff makes the most sense.
He has invaluable experience as a former quarterback and is young enough to where he can relate to most players.
Coaching always made more sense than a tryout at a new position.
Tebow draws plenty of hate and the media focusing on him so much is partially to blame for that.
Things were only worse when he was quarterbacking the Denver Broncos.
But Tebow never personally causes any problems and it is inspiring to see him continue to chase his dreams.
If given the opportunity, most would do the exact same thing he has done.NEXT: Trevor Lawrence In For A Very Tall Task With Jaguars