Jacksonville Jaguars Expected to Sign Tim Tebow to One-Year Deal as Tight End

Tim Tebow is expected to be reunited with Urban Meyer, his former coach at Florida, with the Jaguars but as a tight end and not a quarterback. Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

It looks as if Tim Tebow is finally going to be playing for his hometown team. Just not as a quarterback.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign Tebow, 33, to a one-year contract later this week or next week to play tight end, a position he never played in high school, college or his previous three-year NFL career, a source confirmed to ESPN. A deal has not been agreed upon at this time.

Once he signs, he will be reunited with Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, who coached Tebow at Florida and won a pair of national championships with the Gators.

Word leaked on the first day of the 2021 NFL draft that Tebow had worked out for the Jaguars as a tight end. Jaguars GM Trent Baalke confirmed the workout but said the team wouldn’t worry about whether it would sign Tebow until after the draft.