Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer formed quite the duo while at the University of Florida.
Tebow became a college football legend under Meyer’s tutelage. Over a decade later, could the two reunite on the Jacksonville Jaguars?
Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer thrived at Florida
Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators were must-see television each Saturday during Urban Meyer’s regime.
Tebow completed 66.4% of his passes for 9,285 yards, 88 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions at UF from 2006-09. He also ran for 2,957 yards and 56 touchdowns in those four seasons.
Tebow won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore in 2007. Florida won the national championship in Tebow’s freshman and junior seasons.
Tebow left Florida for the NFL after the 2009 season, and he spent three seasons between the Denver Broncos.
Urban Meyer appears headed to the Jaguars
Over a decade after coaching his final game at the University of Florida, Urban Meyer appears headed back to the Sunshine State.
Meyer, who last coached at Ohio State in 2018, is reportedly closing in on a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The legendary college coach would replace Doug Marrone, who had been the Jaguars’ head coach since December 2016.
Jacksonville went 1-15 in 2020 and holds the No. 1 overall pick in April’s draft. The Jaguars are expected to use that selection on Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Jacksonville made the AFC Championship game in January 2018 and nearly upset Tom Brady and the Patriots. The Jaguars have since posted three straight losing seasons.
Jacksonville has only made the postseason once since the beginning of the 2008 season.
Could Tim Tebow rejoin his former coach in Jacksonville?
Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer have already thrived together on one Florida team.
Could the two reunite in Jacksonville? If they ever did so, it wouldn’t be with Tebow playing quarterback or lining up anywhere on the field.
“For me, I’m super excited about spring training. So, that’s where my focus kind of swirls right now.”
Tebow is still doing his part to get Jaguars fans excited about Meyer’s potential arrival. In an interview with First Coast News in Jacksonville, Tebow said the Jaguars would receive a capable leader and coach if they hire Meyer.
“He brings more than they really even think,” Tebow said. “They think they’re getting a great coach, but they’re getting a great man that is a leader of men. They’re getting someone that just doesn’t bring a playbook or a scheme, but he brings a mentality, a mindset, a culture.”