The Tim Tebow hype has subsided, for now.
The 33-year-old, who’s on an NFL comeback journey with the Jaguars, has but to ship an a-ha second that proves he’s deserving of a roster spot at tight finish — a position he’s by no means performed.
A described “low-key” Tebow has been silently current at eight offseason practices in Jacksonville, the place he’s targeted on studying the Xs and Os of the position, in response to the Florida Times-Union.
In his try and show his price on a younger roster underneath his former school coach Urban Meyer, Tebow’s getting restricted reps in a decent finish locker room that features Chris Manhertz, James O’Shaughnessy, rookie Luke Farrell, Ben Ellefson, and Tyler Davis.
And, he’s sharing the highlight equally along with his counterparts — one thing many believed wouldn’t occur when Tebow arrived in Jacksonville — following the media firestorm that ensued when he introduced his hopeful NFL return.
In the Jags’ first open follow to the media on May 27, Tebow impressed with two short-yardage touchdowns, amongst different flashes within the days that adopted.
On Tuesday, Tebow confirmed consistency with catching, regardless of being stagnant in 11-on-11 drills, the place neither of Jacksonville’s quarterbacks, Trevor Lawrence, Gardner Minshew or C.J. Beathard, delivered a go his manner.
A traditional talkative Tebow has additionally been quiet with media. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound quarterback-turned tight finish, has but to deal with his NFL comeback and reunion with Meyer.
“You wish you could see and do [more],” Meyer stated, in response to the Times-Union. “In spring football, you have full pads and scrimmages, and you can really evaluate, but it’s kind of tough right now.”
Another consistency of Tebow’s, Meyer stated, has been his go-getter angle.
“Oh, Tim has done a decent job. We all know this is a new position for him. He’s a great teammate. In the locker room, I can see everybody getting along, we have good chemistry on our team,” Meyer stated. “But he’s picked it up decently.”
Despite Meyer’s optimism, he’s treating his collegiate champion like another Jags participant.
“What’s the percentage of making the team? We don’t know. This is uncharted waters,” Meyer stated about Tebow on “The Rich Eisen Show” final week. “This is going to be very difficult, but he’s been doing great. He’s been doing great in practice. He’s learning the offense.”
The Jaguars’ necessary minicamp begins Tuesday, with coaching camp starting on July 27.
Maybe then, Tebow will emerge as a shiny hybrid device for the Jags offense.