Tim Tebow thanks Jaguars after being cut by team

Former Heisman Trophy winning-quarterback had been attempting transition to tight end
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow closeup during preseason game vs. Cleveland Browns, Aug. 14, 2021
Posted at 10:05 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 13:57:57-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Tim Tebow experiment in Jacksonville is over.

Tebow announced Tuesday morning that he was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The former Florida Gators quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, who was attempting to make the transition to tight end, thanked the organization in a Twitter post.

"Thankful for the highs and even the lows, the opportunities, and the setbacks," he wrote. "I've never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I'm grateful the chance to have pursued a dream…"

He went on to thank the Jaguars "and everyone who has supported me in this journey."

Tebow didn't touch the football in Jacksonville's 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns during last weekend's preseason opener.

Tim Tebow high fives fans during Jacksonville Jaguars preseason game, Aug. 14, 2021
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow high fives fans after a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla.

The former first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos was trying to make a comeback in the city where he currently lives. The Jaguars hired first-year NFL head coach Urban Meyer, who won a pair of national championships with Tebow at Florida.

"We knew that was an uphill battle for Tim," Meyer told reporters later Tuesday. "Elite warrior, elite competitor, but he's also 34 years old. Players loved him, locker room loved him, but it was the right thing."