Seth Udinski, FISM News
The Tim Tebow era in Jacksonville is over. On Tuesday morning, the team released the tight end and Christian celebrity. Tebow did make it back onto the football field before his release, playing in 16 offensive snaps during the Jaguars’ 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns in their preseason game on Saturday.
Despite numerous setbacks and huge amounts of criticism from sports analysts chomping at the bit to see Tebow fail, the former homeschooler and Heisman Trophy winner has maintained a gracious and Christ-like spirit throughout his whole career. This latest hurdle is no different. He posted several messages on Twitter following his release and made sure to give glory to God in his words:
Thank you to the @Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey.
And we know that…God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 17, 2021
Tebow turned 34 last week, and all signs seem to point to the end of his professional athletic career. He has not officially retired from football, and there is a chance another team could sign him, but the odds of that are slim. Professional baseball always appeared to be a “backup” for Tebow, but this past February he announced his retirement from baseball after several years in the New York Mets’ farm system. He had made it to triple-A ball but never broke through to the big leagues. In his minor league career, he played in 306 games. He had a lifetime batting average of .222, hitting 18 homeruns and driving in 109 runs.
Tebow was 8-6 as a starting NFL quarterback. The highlight of his career was when he led the Denver Broncos to a thrilling 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wildcard round of the AFC playoffs.