Tim Tebow works out with Jacksonville Jaguars as tight end, team says

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow recently worked out with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end, the team said on Thursday.

Tebow had reached out to the team and requested a tryout, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Switching to tight end, according to some, might have extended his NFL career.

"[Tebow] worked out as a tight end and that's the position he'll be playing," Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke said after the NFL draft on Thursday. "Right now where it stands, we're going to get through the draft. Our whole focus, quite honestly, has been on the draft and we'll worry about that when the draft is over."

Tebow played at Florida under current Jaguars coach Urban Meyer from 2006 through 2009.

Tebow, 33, hasn't played in the league since 2012 with the Jets. He appeared in 12 games, making two starts at QB.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner played three seasons in the NFL, two with Denver. His best season was in 2011, when he played in 14 games, going 7-4 in 11 starts to lead the Broncos to the playoffs. He was a dual threat, rushing for 660 yards that season.

He also had a look from the Patriots in 2013 and the Eagles in 2015 but never stuck with those teams.

After his football career, Tebow attempted to make it in professional baseball as an outfielder with the New York Mets organization. From 2016 to '19, he played in the minor leagues, making it as high as Triple-A.

In 2020, he went to spring training but did not play during the season. He announced his retirement from baseball in February.