Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer insists everyone on the team loved Tim Tebow but cutting him was the right thing to do.
The Jaguars were willing to give a shot to Tebow but the experiment of him playing at the tight end position didn’t work out.
“We knew that was an uphill battle for Tim,” Meyer said, per ESPN. “Players loved him, locker room loved him, but it was the right thing.”
Tebow, who was drafted in 2010 as a quarterback, never tackled before and him struggling in doing so was one of the biggest reasons why he was released.
“Two of the special teams phases are tackling and if you’ve never tackled [it’s not easy to do],” Meyer said. “Every off day we’ll have a two to three hour meeting about roster management. We expect to be very good in special teams. Tight end position is one of those, and tailback — if he can’t contribute on special teams that’s a tough go.”