- Tim Tebow was cut by the Jaguars on Tuesday, likely ending his professional sports career.
- Tebow, 34, hadn’t played in the NFL for five years before attempting to return as a tight end.
- In a statement, Tebow thanked the Jaguars for giving him the opportunity to play.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Tim Tebow, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday.
Tebow’s exit comes just days after his first preseason game as a tight end. Tebow looked lost on the pitch in his new position and received a lot of criticism for his performance.
Tebow released a statement on Twitter about his exit from the team.
“Grateful for the ups and even the downs, the opportunities and the setbacks. I never wanted to make decisions for fear of failure and I’m grateful to have had the chance to pursue a dream,” said Tebow upon his release. . “Thank you to the Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me on this journey.”
Tebow tried his second chance in the NFL after his college coach, Urban Meyer, took over as head coach of the Jaguars. Prior to joining the Jaguars for training camp, Tebow had not played in an NFL regular season game in 2012 for the New York Jets and had not participated in the preseason since a brief stint. with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
In the meantime, Tebow had played minor league baseball in the Mets organization for five years.
Tebow also worked as a broadcaster during his years between NFL action.
Now 34 and having already hung up his baseball cleats for goodit seems Tebow’s journey as a professional athlete is over.