When Tim Tebow retired from baseball in February after a run as a Mets minor leaguer, it appeared to spell the end of his athletic career.
But in a stunning twist, the former Jets and Broncos quarterback is attempting an NFL comeback as a tight end, according to multiple reports.
The 33-year-old reached out to the Jaguars requesting an opportunity to try out as a tight end, ESPN reported. Tebow went through a workout with the team’s tight ends coach, according to NFL Network, and the Jaguars have had “at least some discussion” of signing him.
Jaguars coach Urban Meyer was the coach at Florida when Tebow won two national championships and a Heisman Trophy.
The Broncos took a chance on Tebow, long thought to be a better fit at a different position, as a quarterback by taking him in the first round, No. 25 overall, in the 2010 draft.
His biggest NFL moment came in the 2011-12 playoffs, when he led Denver to an overtime win over the Steelers in the wild-card round that was capped by an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas.
After Tebow made 14 appearances (11 starts) for the Broncos the following season, the Broncos signed Peyton Manning and traded Tebow to the Jets, for whom he attempted just eight passes in 2012. He was cut by the Jets after that season. Tebow spent time with the Patriots in 2013 and Eagles in 2015 but never appeared in another regular-season game.
He may, however, be getting a second chance.