Tim Tebow: Joining Jaguars is 'a Challenge I Embrace'

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The Jaguars have signed Tim Tebow to a contract, the team announced Thursday.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed but the deal is reportedly for one season. News of Tebow's signing was first reported on May 10.

"I want to thank the Jaguars for the opportunity to compete and earn the chance to be part of the team," Tebow said in a statement. "I know it will be a challenge, but it is a challenge I embrace.

"I am dedicated to taking the direction of our coaching staff and learning from my teammates. I appreciate everyone's support as I embark on this new journey."

 Tebow, 33, worked out for Jacksonville  after requesting a workout from the team's new tight end coach Tyler Brown.

Tebow, 33, worked out for Jacksonville as a tight end at the end of April after requesting a workout from the team's new tight end coach Tyler Brown.

Tebow will be reunited with his former head coach from Florida in Urban Meyer, who was hired by Jacksonville in January.  

Tebow last played with the Patriots in the 2013 preseason and the Eagles in the 2015 preseason but was released before the start of the season. 

The former Heisman Trophy–winning quarterback at Florida has not played in an NFL game since 2012. In three seasons with the Broncos and Jets, he threw for 2,422 yards and 17 touchdowns. 

In February, Tebow retired from the Mets' minor league system after four years pursuing a career in baseball.

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