Tim Tebow lasted under three months on the Jaguars’ roster. Jacksonville, who signed Tebow to a one-year deal on May 20th, released the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tuesday.
While Tebow’s stint in Jacksonville was brief, Hall of Famer Troy Aikman believes that Tebow–who the Jaguars signed to play tight end–made a difference for head coach Urban Meyer’s club.
“Albeit a short tenure, don’t discount the impact Tim Tebow had in helping Urban Meyer [with] his locker room culture,” Aikman tweeted. “And knowing the respect Urban has for Tebow, his release sends message to [the] team that this is business.”
Aikman’s dramatic statement set NFL Twitter ablaze.
Yeah, since sixth-string tight ends always command the locker room. https://t.co/7s4Ix8dOcQ
— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) August 17, 2021
Tim Tebow had ZERO impact on the culture in that locker room. Dude was gifted a spot and proved he can’t play the position. Just passing through and the players know it. If he was there to create the culture then keep him around. https://t.co/ghGDY8TkzU
— christian fauria (@christianfauria) August 17, 2021
Yes, I’m sure professional football players learned incredible lessons in locker room culture from a failed minor league baseball player. https://t.co/YnsxoaZrfH
— Andrew Bucholtz (@AndrewBucholtz) August 17, 2021
The football community was surprised to see Meyer part with his former University of Florida quarterback. Meyer and Tebow teamed up to win BCS National Championships in both 2006 and 2008.
Meyer addressed the decision to release Tebow on Tuesday.
“We knew that was an uphill battle for Tim,” Meyer told reporters on Tuesday. “Players loved him, locker room loved him, but it was the right thing (to do).”
At 34 years old, this is probably it for Tebow in the NFL.
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