NFL Players Are Rightly Criticizing Jaguars' Signing of Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow last played in an NFL game 3,053 days ago.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 10, 2021
The former Heisman Trophy winner who was so bad at playing quarterback in the NFL that he retired to toil away in minor league baseball for years now has the luxury of switching positions — from QB to tight end — while other, more talented players, such as, you know, Colin Kaepernick remain unsigned.
That fact wasn't lost on many — especially current and former NFL players who rightly criticized the Jags' signing.
😂😂Tebow got a job before kaepernick. Wait til we play Jacksonville💤💤💤💤— Devin Bush ll (@_Dbush11) May 11, 2021
So Tebow haven’t played an NFL game in damn near a decade and it’s that simple...no hate but you got to be kidding me— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 11, 2021
I knew I would get your attention so read this pic.twitter.com/TX9kr1ny95— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 11, 2021
.@ShannonSharpe on Tim Tebow signing with the Jaguars:— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 11, 2021
"Everyone knows why Tebow got this opportunity. He's from Jacksonville and they're trying to sell tickets. It's not because he can play." pic.twitter.com/c3fj5H7IXo
It wasn't just NFL players, either.
Imagine being a TE prospect busting your ass trying to make the NFL and a roster spot gets chewed up by a 33-year old Tim Tebow fresh off the back of two failed previous pro-sports careers.— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) May 10, 2021
Tim Tebow is proof that if you’re Tim Tebow and you follow your dreams you’ll end up as a tight end on an NFL team after spending a few years in the Mets farm system after failing as a quarterback for the Broncos after winning the Heisman— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) May 10, 2021
"[Tim Tebow] has not played a snap in a regular season game since 2012... He could be awesome at tight end at the age of 33 playing the position in the NFL for the first time... But all we have to work on is what we know and what we know is nothing."— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) May 10, 2021
Tim Tebow has gotten to fail at being an NFL QB, a minor league baseball player and an NFL TE—at age 33 despite never playing the position— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) May 10, 2021
And YET … I don’t even gotta say it pic.twitter.com/HbDwPS4PEs
I think there’s a risk the Jaguars are taking with their locker room. Tim Tebow (as nice as he is) cleary doesn’t deserve the shot he’s getting. And I wonder what his teammates will think when a lesser player is taking up practice reps as a marketing ploy.— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) May 11, 2021
Apparently, it isn't just people outside the organization who don't like the move. There are reportedly those within the franchise who "aren't thrilled" with the signing, per ESPN.
"There's a serious disagreement within the building about the idea of Urban Meyer signing Tim Tebow. There are coaches on that staff who don't want to see it happen."— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) May 11, 2021
Urban Meyer seems to have already hit a bump in the road before his first game as Jaguars coach.
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