Report: Tim Tebow signing viewed as publicity stunt in NFL
Tim Tebow is officially a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ camp roster and everybody’s talking. Tebow’s return to professional football has made his new jersey a hot seller but apparently, people working in the NFL aren’t expecting the Florida Gator great to be suiting up come fall.
ESPN NFL reporter Kimberly Martin shared what she’s hearing around the league during a recent appearance on the network’s morning show “Get Up!”
“If you ask people from the NFL, they say ‘no he won’t,” Martin said, per 247Sports. “No one expects him to actually make the roster. They think this is more about publicity. This is more about Urban trying to do a solid for a guy that he clearly has an undeniable bond with. But nobody in the NFL thinks that Tebow is good enough to make an NFL roster…Naturally, transitioning to the tight end position, something he’s never played. So, I think he might actually just retire before this is all said and done.”
Tebow will be trying to make an NFL regular-season roster for the first time since 2012. In 2013 he signed with the New England Patriots in June but was released in late August. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in April of 2015 and was released on Sept. 5 after the fourth preseason game.