Tim Tebow joined the Jacksonville Jaguars for coordinated team activities after signing a one-year contract agreeing to serve as the team's tight end.
According to ESPN correspondent Adam Schefter, Tebow signed the contract Thursday morning and was expected to be on the field for practice later that day. Tebow recently told those close to him that he is excited about the prospect of re-joining an NFL team for the regular season in a new role.
Tim Tebow has told those around him that he knows the challenge that is ahead of him and, as usual, he embraces it. https://t.co/Y4V23IlSrv— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 20, 2021
Tebow said in a statement obtained by Fox News, "I want to thank the Jaguars for the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be part of this team. I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace. I am dedicated to taking the direction of our coaching staff and learning from my teammates. I appreciate everyone's support as I embark on this new journey."
Tebow played 35 games in the NFL, and he won one playoff game with the Denver Broncos before leaving professional football in 2012. Throughout his career, he threw 2,422 passing yards and 17 touchdowns. He also had 989 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns.
During his first stint in the NFL, Tebow played quarterback for two seasons with the Denver Broncos and one with the New York Jets. He was also briefly on the roster for the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, though he never played a regular-season game with either team.
After leaving football, the one-time Heisman Trophy winner made something of a name for himself in the radio industry before moving on to play minor league baseball.
From 2016 to 2019, Tebow played baseball player for the New York Mets organization but never made it to the major league roster.
Tebow's transition from football to baseball began in the Arizona Fall League, and he advanced all the way to Triple-A, the highest level of minor league baseball.
However, his baseball career was cut short due to injuries, and in February 2021, he retired.
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