As it turns out, Tim Tebow is really good at two things: Selling jerseys and getting cut.
The Tebow Tight End Experiment has come to a screeching halt in Jacksonville, with the Jaguars releasing the QB-turned-outfielder-turned-tight end on Tuesday morning, one of the first releases made during the first cut period during NFL training camp.
At the end of the day, the question remains: Who was this for? Was this for the locker room? Was it for competition? Was it for publicity?
That’s all up for debate, but one thing is for certain: It wasn’t for the team’s hopes at winning football games. Tebow’s nightmarish lone appearance in live game action during the 2021 preseason was the stuff of legend (and memes) for years to come, and may have been the impetus for Tebow’s release on Tuesday.
Here are a few of Tebow’s lowlight plays out of the 23-13 Browns win this past weekend that doomed the quarterback/tight end’s comeback story.
Tebow’s lone chance at grabbing a football during a preseason game in 2021 was actually intercepted — by his own teammate, wide receiver Tavon Austin, with Austin jumping in front of Tebow to grab a ball. Broken route? Broken play? Maybe.
But more than the non-reception, a pair of blocking follies were at the forefront of Tebow’s disastrous night.
La pièce de résistance, this beauty: Tebow leaves his feet to block down on a lineman, whiffs on the block, gets up, spins around like he’s in a disco bar dancing to a Bee Gees song, lowers his cap and spears his offensive lineman in the chest.
Tebow’s Jaguars tenure will always be hyper-analyzed and good Twitter fodder for generations to come.
But if sports history has taught us anything, it’s that Tebow Time is never truly over.