Everybody around the NFL hoped and expected that a former college superstar quarterback would steal all the headlines with the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. However, no one ever imagined that we could be talking about Tim Tebow but hey, here we are.
Nearly a decade after playing his last snap in the league, the Florida standout has decided to make a comeback. More impressively, he's finally accepted and embraced the fact that he won't be playing quarterback and would need to move to the tight end spot.
However, what could've been a feel-good story about the former Denver Broncos' draft pick is now a huge controversy, as some NFL players believe that him getting another shot in the league is yet another example of white privilege.
Urban Meyer Says The Jaguars Haven't Signed Tebow (Yet)
That's why Jaguars new coach Urban Meyer - who happened to coach Tebow during his time with the Gators - had to clear the air in an interview with Cris Collinsworth, saying that the team hasn't made a decision on signing him... yet:
“We have not signed Tim. There’s a thought going around. He was in the best shape of his life, asked to see if he could work out with a couple of our coaches. I wasn’t even there," Meyer told Collinsworth.
"And they came back to me and said, ‘Wow, this guy’s in incredible shape.’ Then I went another time and watched them try him out. And they said, ‘Go work on these things.’ He comes back later. They try him out again, I’m not there. They came in and they said, ‘Wow. This guy’s ball skills. He’s a great athlete. He looks like he’s 18 years old not whatever he is, 33. And I said, ‘Guys, you don’t understand, now. This guy is, he’s the most competitive maniac you’re ever gonna talk to. And let’s give it a shot. And I have not decided if we’re gonna do that or not yet. Getting close. I gotta make a decision here pretty soon," he added.
To be fair, some players seem to have a valid point. Aldon Smith couldn't make a comeback, neither could Collin Kaepernick, and Dez Bryant had a tough time getting teams to even work him out.
This is not a shot at Tim Tebow, who I believe is a good guy and has every right in the world to try and make a comeback and fulfill his dream but I get where the complaints are coming from, given how the league has dealt with black athletes in the past.