Tim Tebow’s NFL career is over, again, after the Jaguars released the quarterback-turned-tight end.
Jacksonville Jaguars release fourth-string tight end.
Tim Tebow announced he’s been released by the Jaguars during their first wave of roster cuts on Tuesday morning. This was a move expected ever since Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer announced the team was bringing in Tebow who was his quarterback at Florida.
Tebow announced his release with a classy note on Twitter.
“Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks,” Tebow wrote on Twitter. “I’ve never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I’m grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream. Thank you to the Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey. And we know that…God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28″
Tebow’s first preseason game on Saturday was highlighted by a pair of attempted blocks that showed his massive deficiencies as a tight end. Fourth on the depth chart entering the game, the odds were long that Tebow would make the final roster. Despite his short time with the Jaguars, he did own the No. 1 selling jersey for a time after his signing, so his popularity is not in question.
Tim Tebow released by Jaguars
Tebow is one of the greatest and most accomplished college football players of all time with two national championships, a Heisman Trophy and two more finishes in the top five of Heisman balloting.
However, Tebow’s college success did not translate to the NFL.
A former first round pick of the Denver Broncos, Tebow had some fleeting success as a rookie, even winning a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, it was short-lived and Tebow soon found himself on the New York Jets and later the New England Patriots where he tried changing positions in an attempt to carve out a role and earn an NFL roster spot.
It didn’t work out. Tebow then turned to a career as a college football analyst for the SEC Network and played in the minor leagues as a member of the New York Mets organization. Tebow did all this while continuing his off-the-field work with his Tebow Foundation.
This marks the end, again, of Tebow’s NFL career. There will be no other comeback opportunities or former coaches giving him a chance to pursue his dream. The dream is over.
Now, Tebow can continue his work with his foundation and work for the SEC Network. And just in time with the college football season right around the corner.