The Urban Meyer era is very much underway in Jacksonville, and because it's 2021 and ?Tim Tebow? is back in the league, Meyer fielded questions regarding his status Thursday.
Meyer gave the standard response concerning a player in late May, even if said player's reps might look a little strange, considering the player's past.
"I wouldn't say weird. Awkward maybe the first practice," Meyer said when asked if it was weird to see Tebow taking reps at tight end. "But it's one of 90 trying to make the team. He has improved, it's all new for him. (Tight ends coach) Tyler Bowen is doing a good job. Our tight ends as a whole -- [James] O'Shaughnessy and [Ben] Ellefson in particular -- if you watch a video last year and watch practice now it's night and day. Those guys have really improved and the position is trending upward. They're doing a nice job."
So far, so good for Tebow and the tight ends room, which will spend the late spring and early summer developing a rapport with rookie quarterback ?Trevor Lawrence?, the one who should be grabbing almost all of the headlines concerning the Jaguars. The No. 1 overall pick with a rare arm is learning, as all have in their first few steps in the NFL, that things aren't quite as easy to come by at the game's highest level.