CBS Sports lists Tebow as Jags’ most outstanding chopping block player


Tight end Tim Tebow may be the most popular name in the Jacksonville Jaguars roster, but many are unlikely to stay with the team after training camp.

Patrik Walker of CBS Sports is among many analysts who believe Tebow’s attempt to be a tight end will fail, listing the former quarterback on his list of players who could be on the “chopping block” for the Jags looking at all 32 teams.

Tebow had to know it was a long shot when he signed, and his only saving grace could be his relationship with Urban Meyer – the reason he gets this shot in the first place. That said, even Meyer claims Tebow will be rated like the rest on the list without special considerations. Time will tell if this is true, but if it is, Tebow’s point-blank range experiment may soon be over. The Jaguars already have several tight ends on the roster who have a ton of experience in this role, with headlining Chris Manhertz, who was also a guest at the famous “Tight End University” instead of Tebow. Headlines aside, this is the most sensible cut the Jaguars have made, unless they want to sacrifice a seat on their 53-man roster for a 33-year-old who has never played. tight before and who came out of retirement to try.

It was probably one of the league’s easiest picks for Walker for the reasons mentioned above.

When it comes to tight ends, coach Urban Meyer has chosen to single out players like James O’Shaughnessy and Ben Ellefson, that he thinks they have both made progress on. Chris Manhertz is a player that Meyer also considered a surprise in terms of its potential as a receiver. Looking at these three players on their own and how more established they are than Tebow, it’s hard to see the Jags name the former Gator at the depth chart tight on them as that would cause the players to question Meyer.

A better place for Tebow could be on the practice squad. A few reporters said he didn’t really look bad at the position, but even more unpolite. It sounds like a practice team player if the Jags could get over the fact that he’s 33. Again, the big advantage of the preseason is that stars can emerge, and while that’s unlikely for Tebow, he at least has a chance to make his case come training camp and mid- August at the end of the month.

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