All signs are pointing to Tebow making a return to the NFL as a Tight End with the Jaguars. Will this help or hurt Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence?
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It’s Been A While, But Tim Tebow Is Back In The NFL

After some rumblings of a tryout last week, the news is finally official. Ian Rapoport announced today that the Jacksonville Jaguars intend to sign Tim Tebow to a 1-year deal as a tight end. After he left the Jets in 2012, Tebow tried his hand at numerous jobs, initially bouncing around the league as a backup before working as a college commentator and even playing minor league baseball with the St. Lucie Mets, but he was never able to settle into a position that suited him. However, Tebow’s fresh start in the NFL will come with a familiar face, as the head coach of the Jaguars is none other than his former Florida coach, Urban Meyer.

While Tebow’s fans have vocally supported his return to the NFL, it remains to be seen what kind of impact he will have on the revamped Jacksonville offense. Tebow’s advanced knowledge of Meyer’s playbook and experience will benefit rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who will have the opportunity to connect with another Heisman winner on his check-down passes. However, not much is known about Tebow’s pass-catching abilities. He proved to be a capable outfielder in the minor leagues, but there’s no doubt that Tebow will be put to the test by NFL defenses.

Despite questions surrounding his abilities, especially at his advanced age, Tebow provides depth to a tight end room that needs it. He will compete with James O’Shaughnessy and Tyler Davis for the starting position. Both Davis and O’Shaughnessy are young, so Tebow’s veteran presence will likely help them mature while providing healthy competition for all three.

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