Tim Tebow has a spot on the Jacksonville Jaguars' 90-man roster entering training camp, but don't count on the veteran quarterback-turned-tight end surviving three rounds of cuts and making the team's final season roster, according to former NFL quarterback and current podcast host Josh Booty.
"I don't know if he can make the roster because he's undersized," Booty told The Zach Gelb Show on Wednesday. "He'd have to be an absolute beast in special teams, and play some fullback, halfback, motion guy, short-yardage, goal-line. Maybe a little of what Taysom Hill does in New Orleans. I don't think he's a bona fide tight end. The guys are 6-6, 250 in the league, and so he looks small on the field, compared to them, if you've seen some of the pictures taken out on the practice field.
"I think he's got the heart of a lion. I love him. But I don't know if he's a tight end in the NFL. And I think it's going to be very hard for him to make a team because he's going to be undersized when it comes to blocking, and getting in there on the interior and doing something with his feet, moving people around... Everybody knows he's a great locker room guy, but if he doesn't help the team, you can't be on the team..."
Tebow, 33, a former first-round pick of the Broncos in 2010, signed a one-year minimum deal with the Jaguars in May. The former Heisman winner compiled an 8-6 record as Denver's starting quarterback, and appeared in two playoff games during the 2011 season.
Back in 2012, Tebow signed a deal with the New York Jets and attempted only eight passes, and before leaving the league, he spent offseasons with the New England Patriots (2013) and Philadelphia Eagles (2015). In 35 total NFL games, Tebow has completed 173 of 361 pass attempts for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He's also rushed for 989 yards on 197 attempts and scored 12 times.
Tebow is reunited with head coach Urban Meyer, who helped Tebow win a pair of national championships with the Florida Gators during the late 2000s. Jacksonville officially begins training camp on July 27, and the team will open the 2021 regular season on the road against the Houston Texans.
The entire football conversation between Booty and Gelb can be accessed in the audio player above.