The return of Tim Tebow


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Tim Tebow will be reunited with his former collegiate coach Urban Meyer.

Carter Ericson, Staff Writer

After a six-year absence, Tim Tebow will officially be returning to the NFL after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The former Heisman trophy winner will be reunited with his former collegiate and future Jaguars head coach, Urban Meyer. Tebow is regarded as one of the best collegiate quarterbacks of all time. In his three years as a starter for the University of Florida, he threw for 83 touchdowns and ran for another 49, while leading the Gators to two national championship titles.

Throughout his football career, Tebow was widely known for his Christian values. He would routinely kneel in prayer on the NFL sidelines. This kneeling pose inspired an Internet trend called “Tebowing”. Tebow actively engaged his faith through quotes and writing. As a result, he was able to release his first book titled “Through My Eyes,” on Feb. 19, 2013. In this autobiography he discusses his life story and how his Christian faith and relentless drive to succeed shaped him into the person he is today.

After his senior year, Tebow entered the 2010 NFL draft and was selected by the Denver Broncos with the 25th pick. Tebow became the full-time starter in the sixth game of the 2011 season. With Tebow behind center, the Broncos were able to win their first AFC West title and earned a spot in the playoffs. In his first playoff game, Tebow led the Broncos to a miraculous 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Unfortunately, Tebow was not able to repeat his success and was eventually traded to the New York Jets in 2012.  He received little playing time in New York and was later released. Tebow eventually signed with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles but did not play in any games for either team.

After his football career, Tebow continued to show his athletic ability and pursued a career in baseball. He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets. Tebow then played as a left fielder and designated hitter, but eventually retired in 2021.

This upcoming NFL season, Tebow will be switching positions and will play as a tight end for the Jaguars. Although it is unclear how big of a role Tebow will play, he will definitely serve as a mentor to Jaguars new franchise quarterback, Trevor Lawrence. Even though his future with football is unknown, it is nice to finally see Tebow back in an NFL uniform.