The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Tim Tebow as a tight end recently. Tebow signed a non-guaranteed, minimal free-agent deal. Hopefully, Urban Meyer doesn’t turn the Jaguars into an all-star team of his former collegiate players.
Remember, Carlos Hyde played for Meyer at Ohio State. Tebow played for Meyer at Florida but was a quarterback. It’s kind of head-scratching to think Tebow can make the transition to tight end, now after all these years. Father Time remains undefeated-unless you are Tom Brady!
The one move which would make the Jaguar’s offense more lethal would be obtaining Zach Ertz. He is a genuine tight end with a proven track record in the NFL. He would be the starter from day one.
Ertz, according to Pro football Focus, averages 10.8 yards per reception for his career. He would give the Jaguars another deadly target for Trevor Lawrence to throw downfield. How much would he cost the Jaguars?
Ertz will earn $8.5 million as a Philadelphia Eagle this season. Jacksonville would have to offer the Eagles value to make sense for this deal to work. Let’s say that Jacksonville traded Cam Robinson for Ertz; it would save the Jaguars $5 million on the salary cap. Philadelphia could re-work Robinson’s deal after the franchise tag gets removed.
spotrac has a feature that allows you to make roster moves. This trade gives both players a fresh new start in new uniforms. Let’s see how things progress throughout the summer.
Be sure to catch the current JJC podcast where Andre Moultry accurately discusses the Jaguars situation in each podcast episode.
Photo: Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images