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Report: Jaguars to sign QB-turned-TE Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

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Tim Tebow is back in professional football again. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars are "planning" to sign Tebow to a one-year deal, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Tebow has changed positions from quarterback to tight end, and will once again be working with his former college coach Urban Meyer, now the Jaguars' head coach.

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It was reported April 29 that Tebow had reached out to Meyer to request a tryout. According to multiple media reports, Tebow worked out with the tight ends coach and the team was considering offering a contract.

Reuniting with Urban Meyer after years apart

Tebow, 33, last appeared in an NFL game in 2012 as a member of the New York Jets. The Denver Broncos drafted him in 2010 with their first-round pick, but the flaws in his game prevented him from finding consistent success. Tebow was shuttled off to the New York Jets in 2012 after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning, then released after one season. He attempted to pick up with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but never made it past the preseason. 

Baseball was Tebow's next stop, as he tried to make it as an MLB player. Signed by the New York Mets in September 2016, he spent the next four seasons in the minors. He made it as far as Triple-A before deciding to retire in Feb. 2021. 

Tebow was working with Meyer the last time he had any kind of sustained success on the football field. That was over a decade ago. Now, Tebow is a brand new tight end and Meyer is a brand new NFL coach. Maybe they're hoping they can recapture some of the magic they had in their Florida days. 

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