Is Tim Tebow scheduled to play on Saturday? Highlights from his debut with the Jaguars and how he fared
Tim Tebow played in the NFL for maybe the first time since the 2015 preseason on Saturday night.
On the 34th birthday, the Jaguars’ freshly minted tight end made his NFL debut.
Tebow, who began the game in a three-way tie for the fourth-string tight end on Jacksonville’s depth chart with Tyler Davis and Ben Ellefson, wasn’t expected to do much. After all, he’s learning a new job.
Despite this, Tebow played a few snaps in Jacksonville’s 23-13 defeat to Cleveland. This is how he fared.
Tebow onto the field for the first time with less than 20 seconds remaining in the first half. He broke through the center but landed in the same place as Tavon Austin. Tebow moved upfield to block for Austin, but Austin made the grab in front of him.
Although it’s unclear who was intended to be in that spot, Tebow wasn’t legally targeted on the play since Austin made the grab.
At the conclusion of the third quarter, Tebow checked in again, this time in the red zone. Tebow was asked to block consecutive rushing plays by Jacksonville. The first play was a disaster; he was tackled and collapsed to the ground. Although it had little effect on Dare Ogunbowale’s 6-yard gain, it demonstrated that Tebow’s blocking is still a work in progress.
The majority of Tebow’s snaps came in the last four minutes of the game, and he was only targeted once. The ball was sent his way by fourth-string quarterback Jake Luton, but it bounced off Tebow’s hand and almost turned into an interception before it touched the ground.
That was Tebow’s only game action on Saturday. He had one target and no receptions at the end of the game.