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. I’ve never wanted to make decisions out of fear of failure and I’m grateful for the chance to have pursued a dream…— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 17, 2021
"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…"
Thank you to the @Jaguars organization and everyone who has supported me in this journey.— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 17, 2021
And we know that…God works all things together for good. Romans 8:28
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.
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."