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Former NFL GM Says Tim Tebow Won't Make Jaguars Roster

David Kaestle
Tim Tebow signed his contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.
Tim Tebow signed his contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. / John Lamparski/Getty Images
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Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback, officially signed his contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. He will attempt to make the roster as a tight end.

Tebow's mere consideration has ruffled feathers in the NFL world and some reports suggest even within the Jaguars' locker room. After an unsuccessful three-year NFL career that saw him suit up for two teams at quarterback, Tebow's second chance more than nine years later can't be classified as anything but the NFL's version of nepotism.

Making his name as a star QB at the University of Florida under Urban Meyer, Tebow now gets a second chance with his old coach in the pros. This time at tight end, a position he has zero experience at.

Former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum doesn't think Tebow has a realistic shot at making the Jaguars' roster.

And he's right. At least from a logical standpoint. Then again, Tebow's signing in itself throws logic out the window. At this point, what can Tebow actually bring to an NFL team? QB? Nope. A Taysom Hill wildcat-type role? Nope, that failed with the Jets. A viable tight end or special teams player? Maybe, but there's zero evidence to support that will be the case.

So we're left with a good locker room presence? A lot of other guys can bring that, and all of those other guys have more talent, more experience and more reps at the position than Tebow does.

Tebow's signing made headlines, mostly for the wrong reasons, to what has been a shaky start to Meyer's NFL career. Even if knowing the head coach was a prerequisite to getting an NFL roster spot, Tebow shouldn't be No. 1 on Meyer's list, and everyone who doesn't understand the signing knows that.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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