Tim Tebow is officially a Jacksonville Jaguars tight end. There's no guarantee that he'll be on the roster come Week 1, but he is giving it a shot at a new position, weeks after it was revealed that he worked out for members of Urban Meyer's staff.
Tebow last played in an NFL game back in 2012, when he was a backup quarterback for the New York Jets. His last time with a team was in 2015, when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles for preseason.
He's catching plenty of flak though. Many question the team's decision to bring him in over players that have actually played tight end before, while Mel Kiper Jr. went so far as to wonder if Tim Tebow can possibly dedicate himself to being tight end as a full-time thing. Former Florida Gators tight end Trey Burton is one of those unsigned free agent tight ends, and while he's probably happy for his fellow former Gator, he took a fun jab Tebow in response to the first video released of him at Jags minicamp.
The 29-year old Trey Burton is a bit of a surprise as an unsigned player. Through seven seasons, he has 159 catches for 1,532 yards and 15 touchdowns. As an Indianapolis Colt last year, he caught 28 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another two touchdowns on a pair of rushing attempts. His career season came with the Chicago Bears in 2018, going for 54/569/6 on the season. [
Someone tell my guy that he doesn’t need to put his gloves on for probably another 30-45 mins. 🤣🤣 https://t.co/RdxHizHDU6
— Trey Burton (@TreyBurton8) May 20, 2021