Tim Tebow Says Time With Jaguars Was ‘A Lot of Fun, A Blessing to Have the Chance to Do It’
By Movieguide® Staff
Despite Tim Tebow’s failure to secure a roster spot for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season, the 34-year-old said he did not regret jumping at the opportunity.
Although Tebow had not played in the NFL since 2012, he kept in good shape by playing in the MLB and several minor league teams up until 2019.
In May 2021, Tebow announced that he signed a one-year deal with the Jaguars as a tight end. However, the team cut Tebow after their first preseason game.
“It was a lot of fun, a blessing to have the chance to do it and go pursue that and really enjoyed all of it … enjoying the competition, the grind, the highs, the lows of all of it,” he said.
“Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks,” he wrote on social media. “I’ve never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I’m grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream. Thank you to the @jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey.”
Since his days as the starting quarterback for the University of Florida, Tebow’s faith has grown stronger and become more public.
Even after his experience with the Jaguars, Tebow said that God grew him through the experience.
“When you can look at everything as an opportunity to improve, to grow, that it molds you, I think you’re always trying to figure out things even in the good, the bad, how you can get better from it, how you can use it, how God can use it in your own life and continue to grow and improve,” he told the AP.
The Jaguars landed the first pick in the NFL draft and chose quarterback Trevor Lawrence from Clemson.
Tebow has a lot of experience being a Christian athlete in the NFL and said that he is pulling for a fellow brother in Christ.
“I just think that they have to stay the course and continue to work to improve,” he said in reference to the Jags’ 0-2 start. “I think there’s a lot of talent there and they just have to continue to try to get better. Every week, I think Trevor’s got so much talent and ability, and I think he’s a great young man and I think he’s going to be just fine.”