The Jaguars’ announcement reads: “We have signed TE Tim Tebow,” and posted an image with a thank you message from the former quarterback. Tebow’s message read, “I want to thank the Jaguars for the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be part of this team. I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace. I am dedicated to taking the direction of our coaching staff and learning from my teammates. I appreciate everyone’s support as I embark on this new journey.”
“God is so much bigger than a game,” Tebow once said. “And at the end of the day, it’s just a game.”
The multi-talented athlete will switch from his former NFL starting position as quarterback to tight end, a position he has never played in professional sports. Tebow hasn’t played a down in the NFL since 2012, which led critics and skeptics to question the Jaguars’s decision. Some have called Tebow’s contract the result of white privilege because Colin Kaepernick, a Black NFL’er who gained fame and notoriety for his kneeling protest of racial injustice, still hasn’t been signed.
Tebow will join his former Florida college coach Urban Meyer and number-one overall first-round rookie draft pick Trevor Lawrence, who has said, “Football’s important to me, but it’s not my life. It’s not the biggest thing in my life…I put my identity in what Christ says, who he thinks I am, and who I know that he says I am.”
The contract Tebow signed does not guarantee he’ll be playing on the team when the Jaguars visit the Texans in September, which means the 33-year-old will have to work hard to earn the highly coveted 53-man roster.
Tim Tebow Shares the Love of Christ
Tim Tebow told ChurchLeaders.com that “God’s not only enough. He’s so much more than enough,” during a 2016 podcast. ChurchLeaders.com has covered Tebow over the years due to his public, enduring love for Jesus despite significant cultural pushback. What follows are some of our most popular articles.
KISS Rocker Stands Up for Tebow
After critics mocked Tebow’s faith during his previous years in the NFL and just recently criticized him as reports started to leak about his potential NFL return with the Jacksonville Jaguars, KISS’ front man Gene Simmons vocalized his support for Tebow.
Simmons posted on Twitter “I support @TimTebow. He was widely criticized and made fun of, simply because he is a man of faith, who believed in his Christian values. Shame on the NFL and the rest of the world for stooping so low.”
This wasn’t the first time Simmons came to Tebow’s defense. During an interview with Fox New’s Fox & Friends Simmons said, “Here’s a man who believes in God and people pick on him,” says Simmons. “If he was a Jew, or a Muslim and you did that—people would never dare. But for some reason if he’s a Christian, you’re allowed to pick on him. It’s the height of lunacy, and those journalists should be held accountable. They’re never gonna pick on a guy who tortures dogs or has perhaps gone to jail for murder, but if he believes in Christ his Lord, then it’s open season. It’s like, what country are we living in?”
In 2016 Tebow was interviewed on the ChurchLeaders podcast. During the podcast, he said, “When you’re going through the highs, it’s so easy to say ‘God I trust you…I know you have a plan.’ But it’s really when you go through the lows where you really have to trust God for who he is, what he says, and the plan he has for your life.”
Tebow’s Mother Was Told to Abort Him
During the 2021 National March for Life Tebow said doctors encouraged his mother to abort him due to medical complications during her pregnancy.