Don’t call it a comeback for Tim Tebow.
The former NFL QB is expected to sign a 1-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to a report from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. He’ll be converted to tight end and become a training camp target for top overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence.
Tebow, 33, has been away for the league since 2015 and is considered a long shot to make the Jaguars final 53-man roster. The former Heisman winner also hasn’t appeared in a game in nearly a decade when he was a member of the New York Jets. He’ll be reunited in Jacksonville with his college coach and mentor Urban Meyer. They won a pair of national championship at Florida in 2006 and 2008 seasons.
After walking away from football, Tebow took on duties as broadcaster for ESPN and most recently had a Triple-A stint with the Syracuse Mets. On February 17, he and the Mets announced his retirement from professional baseball, shortly after he was named to the team’s spring training roster.
This will be the fifth NFL franchise for Tebow after he was selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft (25th overall) by the Denver Broncos.