The Jacksonville Jaguars released professional Christian athlete and television commentator Tim Tebow on Tuesday, effectively ending an experiment in which he tried to make the team at a new position, tight end.
But Tebow remains positive and posted on Twitter and Instagram, saying that he was thankful for the highs and lows, opportunities, and the setbacks. He also said that he was never the person to make decisions out of fear and that he was very grateful 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 signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars in May. He didn’t catch a pass in the Jaguars’ first exhibition game, despite being targeted twice. According to experts, one pass was intercepted by a teammate who stepped in front of it, and the other was tipped at the line of scrimmage.
He is known to have experimented with different career paths in sports. In 2016, he signed with the New York Mets. This was despite not having played baseball since junior high school.
The Mets put him in several minor league teams where he did fairly well. After his good performance, he retired from Baseball in February 2021.
Many were skeptical with the move of the Jaguars for signing up Tebow to play tight end because he had experience as a quarterback. The head coach of the football team, Urban Meye, said that they knew it was an uphill battle for Tim.
Tebow won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback for the University of Florida in 2007, and then went on to play quarterback for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets in the NFL.
In 2012, the Christian athlete led the Denver Broncos to playoff victory when he was playing quarterback.