Urban Meyer is a coach who has had both plenty of success and plenty of failures. He is one of the most successful coaches in college football history, having won at least a share of a national title with the Florida Gators in 2006, 2009, and 2011.
Urban Meyer has long been a fan of the quarterback position, which is why he is a big name in the NFL. In 2009, Meyer coached Tebow to a Heisman trophy and a national championship at Florida. Thereafter, Meyer has coached many other NFL quarterbacks, including Tim Tebow, who played for Meyer at Florida, Johnny Manziel, who played for Meyer at Texas A&M and, most recently, Cardale Jones, who played for Meyer at Ohio State.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, like the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Mets before them, started the great Tim Tebow experiment. Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner as a quarterback, has signed with Urban Meyer, his former college coach, and the Jaguars staff. Another former Meyer quarterback, Trey Burton, is optimistic about the former first-rounder’s chances.
Trey Burton thinks Tim Tebow could be a good tight end in the NFL
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow now plays tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars| Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images. When the 2021 NFL season begins, it will have been nearly nine full years since Tim Tebow played regular season football. Assuming, of course, that the former Heisman Trophy winner makes it this far with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He turns 34 in August and hasn’t played in a preseason game since 2015, when he played for Chip Kelly and the Eagles. Trey Burton, an NFL tight end, is one of those who believes in Tebow despite this adversity. In a recent interview with ESPN, Burton said he hopes the former Broncos quarterback performs well as a tight end. I love what he stands for and how he plays the game. There is no doubt that he is the kind of person who tries to face adversity. You say he can’t, well, he’ll give it everything he’s got. Trey Burton Trust me, if Burton is optimistic about Tebow’s chances in the NFL, there’s reason to trust his judgment.
Burton is another Urban Meyer quarterback who became tight end
Before winning the Super Bowl with the Eagles and becoming a hero with his Philly Special throw, Burton played quarterback at the University of Florida. Tebow played his final season with the Gators in 2009. Meyer, who was initially expected to miss the 2010 season, signed with Burton to replace the former Heisman Trophy winner as quarterback on the Gators’ offense. Although he was drafted as a quarterback, Burton played several offensive positions for the Gators and caught just 17 passes in four seasons. However, he did run for 720 yards and 16 touchdowns with 4.7 yards per carry at the time as a hybrid running back and receiver. The former top rusher also caught 107 balls for 976 yards and four touchdowns. In 2014, the Eagles signed him as an undrafted free agent running back/tight end. Probably the New England Patriots still want him somewhere other than the Eagles.
What other quarterbacks have become tight ends in the NFL?
Burton isn’t the only former college quarterback who has found a place in the NFL as a tight end. For Tebow’s final season at Florida, Meyer signed Jordan Reed, a promising quarterback from New London High School in Connecticut. Reed worked for Tebow in 2009, before switching to tight end the following season. By the end of the 2020 NFL season, he has over 350 catches and 28 touchdowns in seven NFL seasons. The Arizona Cardinals selected Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech as quarterback in 2013. After wandering the league for a few years and being used as a tight end, the former fourth-rounder found his way to Washington’s 2020 football team. He started 15 games and scored 670 yards and six touchdowns on 72 catches. Travis Kelce, the Chiefs’ tight end, is arguably the best active player at his position. He played quarterback in high school and signed with the University of Cincinnati in that capacity. However, he moved to tight end in college and has been a three-time First-Team All-Pro since the 2016 season. The chances of Tebow becoming the next Kelce, a six-time Pro Bowl participant with an impressive resume, are very high. He could certainly learn from the likes of Burton and Thomas. Like Sportscasting on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sportscasting19 . COMPARED TO: Tim Tebow’s contract proves that even Urban Meyer and the Jaguars have serious doubts about his future