Tim Tebow

Jaguars Sign Jacksonville Native Tim Tebow

May 20, 2021
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Northeast Florida native and former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow as a tight end, the team announced today.

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Northeast Florida native Tim Tebow has started his week visiting hometown shelters after Hurricane Irma left thousands in Northeast Florida with flooded homes or without power.  

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After years away from football, former Nease High School and Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow is returning to the NFL.

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Chip Kelly is adding Tebow to his team’s roster. WJCT Sports Analyst Cole Pepper says the First Coast’s favorite quarterback could face an uphill battle in the City of Brotherly Love.

“If he plays and struggles in Philadelphia, where they booed Santa Claus, I think it’s a very difficult city to not immediately play well in. There are more forgiving cities in the National Football League, to be sure,” Pepper said.

Hundreds of faith and community leaders are expected to meet at Jacksonville’s Potter’s House Church Monday to press city officials about Jacksonville’s crime problem, along with discussing other campaign issues like education, jobs and mental health. The event is sponsored by ICARE, the Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment. We speak with ICARE members Rev. Bruce Havens, of Arlington Congregational, and Rev. James Wiggins, of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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From ridesharing to water taxis to bike paths, transportation is big news in Jacksonville this week.

The Fuller Warren Bridge, Matt Shirk and Tim Tebow are in the headlines today.

Mayor Alvin Brown, Cherish Perrywinkle and Tim Tebow are in the headlines today.

Winter storms, the Dozier School for Boys, and Tim Tebow are in the headlines today.

National men's magazine GQ has released it's annual "Least Influential People" list for 2013, and some familiar faces made the list.

Although he says he still wants to be a quarterback in the National Football League, former phenom Tim Tebow has signed up to be a college football analyst for ESPN.

The sports network announced Monday that Tebow is coming aboard to be part of SEC Nation — a "pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014."

Tim Tebow, New York, and medical marijuana are in the headlines today.

Food stamps, Zeljko Causevic, and Tim Tebow are in the headlines today.

Marissa Alexander, Obamacare, and Tim Tebow are in the headlines today.


Jaguars supporter group, The Bold City Brigade, got national attention yesterday from sports media giants ESPN and CBS Sports with Evenifhesreleased.com, a website advocating a Tim Tebow-free roster. 

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Today the New York Daily News published the latest news on the Tebow to Jags story... and the story has changed very little.

At Tuesday's NFL Career Development Symposium, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said that he is still not interested in signing Tebow, despite calls from some fans to do so.


UPDATE 10:30: Earlier, we erroneously reported that the New York Jets had drafted Tim Tebow, when they had actually traded for him. This article has been corrected to reflect that.

ESPN is reporting that the New York Jets have released Jacksonville native Tim Tebow just over a year after trading for him.