One of the most surprising storylines of the NFL offseason has been the return of former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to the league. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner has now officially signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars following his position change to tight end.
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The terms of Tebow's deal were recently revealed and they offer some insight into his chance at making the roster. Tebow's deal is worth $920,000 and features no guaranteed money. He signed for the minimum just to have a shot to make the Jaguars' 53-man roster. In fact, there's speculation that Tebow is only here because his college head coach and now Jaguars' head coach Urban Meyer is giving him a shot.
The duo of Meyer and Tebow brought home two National Championships for the Florida Gators back in the late 2000s. Tebow was then selected in the first round by the Denver Broncos, but ended up putting together a rather underwhelming pro career. He finished with 2,422 passing yards and 29 total touchdowns in 35 games played.
Many people are split on whether or not this is a distraction or a genuine option that the Jaguars are trying out. Either way, fans will have a chance to watch Tebow practice in training camp. He has the frame necessary to play in the NFL (6'3" and 255 pounds), but he hasn't seen a pro snap since 2012.
Tebow has showed a lot of fight in the past to achieve his goals and there's no reason to think he's going to stop now. This will be one storyline to keep an eye on throughout the summer.
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