Tim Tebow’s return to an NFL roster is moving closer to becoming a reality.
Tebow is switching from quarterback to tight end and will be given an opportunity to make the Jaguars’ roster at his new position. NFL Network reported Monday that Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract.
The Jaguars previously acknowledged that Tebow worked out for them as a tight end before the NFL draft.
Tebow turns 34 in August and last played in an NFL game with the New York Jets in 2012. He retired from baseball in February after spending five years in the New York Mets’ minor league system.
Tebow, as a quarterback, spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Denver Broncos. He led the Broncos to the AFC playoffs in the 2011 season. He was with the Jets in 2012 and also had stints with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles without appearing in a regular season game for either team.
His throwing accuracy always was an issue: He completed only 47.9 percent of his passes. Yet in his 14 regular season starts for Denver, the Broncos went 8-6.
He won the Heisman Trophy at Florida in 2007.