Tim Tebow's return to the NFL at a new position could inspire other players to work their way back to the league.

Former New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs said he plans to return to football as a defensive end after Tebow signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars to play tight end.

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Jacobs—listed at 6'4", 264 pounds in his playing days—last played in the NFL in 2013, one year after Tebow's final regular-season game.