The Jacksonville Jaguars lost the first preseason game of the Urban Meyer Era on Saturday night, falling 23-13 at TIAA Bank Stadium and failing to score during the first three quarters. But plenty of eyes were on just two Jags players: Current quarterback Trevor Lawrence and former quarterback Tim Tebow.
Still one of the most popular athletes ever in the state of Florida, Tebow was in for 16 snaps last night. He almost caught a pass twice, but this throw from Gardnew Minshew was caught by teammate Tavon Austin.
Tebow was targeted by Jake Luton with 3:55 left in the fourth quarter, and he tipped the pass which was then intercepted. However a replay review called it down and incomplete. We’ve looked everywhere but can’t find video of it.
Another play that’s getting dragged on social media today is this “block” by Tebow in an H-back role. But this might be a bit unfair, as there’s just no one for No. 85 to hit as the linebacker comes too far inside.
This shit is why i say y’all need to stop disrespecting the fucking fullback position. Or TE. pic.twitter.com/lwsYMAlOXy— Sosua Stoute (@biggameJames_36) August 15, 2021
It’s certainly not the most athletic play we’ve seen, but Tebow actually did his job here. Not great, but not the worst we’ve seen.
Tebow’s former college coach Urban Meyer, leader of one of the most corrupt college football teams of all time, gave a training camp spot to his former quarterback at Florida during his first NFL preseason as a head coach. The 34-year-old Tebow has only played quarterback in the NFL, is the oldest player in Jaguars training camp by three years, and has zero NFL experience the last nine seasons. It’s also not the first time Meyer has given a job to the less-than-qualified.
Tebow was listed at +400 to go over 0.5 receiving touchdowns this season earlier this month at DraftKings Sportsbook, with under listed at -590.
We’ll be keeping track of all the preseason action of the World’s Most Popular Middle-Aged Dual Sport That’s Currently Active, but there are no counting stats to report from his first appearance in the NFL since 2012.