Trevor Lawrence’s job is safe with the Jaguars.
Tim Tebow won a Heisman Trophy and two national championships while playing under Urban Meyer, who agreed to become the Jaguars coach on Thursday, at Florida in the late 2000s.
Tebow’s NFL career flamed out after leading the Broncos to the playoffs in his second season. He dismissed any possibility of him leaving the Mets for a last-ditch football chance with Meyer.
“Me and coach are so close, so we’ve talked a lot of different things over the years,” Tebow told TMZ Sports on Thursday, hours before Meyer officially agreed to take the Jaguars job.
“But, for me, I am super-excited about spring training. That’s where my focus is right now.”
Tebow, 33, joined the Mets organization in 2016 and has risen to Triple-A in Syracuse, where he will likely start the 2021 season.
The 56-year-old Meyer is leaving coaching retirement after winning three national titles for Florida and Ohio State.
The Jaguars are coming off a 1-15 season, but have the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and will almost certainly use it to select Lawrence – a potentially franchise-altering quarterback.
“I’ve got no breaking news for you, but if he decides to take a job he’ll have my support,” Tebow told the gossip site. “He’s like a father-figure to me, we talk all the time.”