On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars surprisingly released Tim Tebow. Most people expected him to be waived at some point this month, but they thought he’d survive initial roster cuts.
As you’d expect, the Tebow news was the No. 1 topic during Urban Meyer’s press conference this afternoon. Although it must have been a tough move for Meyer to make, he was willing to answer a few questions about it.
“It’s tough … we knew that was an uphill battle for Tim,” Meyer said. “Players loved him. Locker room loved him. But it was the right thing.”
Meyer as then asked if we’ve seen the last of Tebow in the NFL. His answer was pretty telling, as he admit that Tebow’s comeback attempt is most likely over.
“I would guess it is. We didn’t get that deep with it. Obviously, he’s his own man … elite warrior, elite competitor, but he’s also 34 years old.”
#Jaguars coach Urban Meyer on releasing Tim Tebow: “It was the right thing.”
A bit of his Q and A with reporters: pic.twitter.com/CgibqbArK8
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 17, 2021
Tebow, meanwhile, doesn’t seem too heartbroken about getting cut. He’s just grateful the Jaguars gave him a chance to play football this summer.
“Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks,” Tebow wrote. “I’ve never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I’m grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream.”
If this is truly the end of Tebow’s football journey, he may want to consider reentering the broadcast industry. Football fans loved his coverage for the SEC Network over the past few years.
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