Tim Tebow Odds: Prop Bets Surrounding His 2021 Performance

While a lot of recent NFL news has had to do with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, there’s been another signal-caller that’s been in the media as of late: Tim Tebow. The former quarterback-turned-baseball player has been rumored to be joining the Jacksonville Jaguars for the 2021 NFL Season.

One of the main factors leading to Tebow’s potential NFL return is the fact that the Jaguars’ new head coach, Urban Meyer, coached the former quarterback during his college days. The plan is to sign Tebow and convert him into a tight end, similar to what the New Orleans Saints have done with Taysom Hill in the past.

However, Tim Tebow has yet to officially sign with the Jaguars. Sources say that it won’t happen until Jacksonville concludes its rookie training camp over the upcoming weekend. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped BetOnline from releasing odds on how he might perform this season. The markets include whether or not he’ll play at QB in Week 1, how many touchdowns he’ll have on the season and how he’ll record his first score.

Tim Tebow Odds: Will He Take a Snap at Quarterback in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL Season?

Odds via BetOnline as of Thursday, May 13

  • No (-800)
  • Yes (+300)

At +800 odds, it doesn’t look like Tim Tebow will take a snap at quarterback in Week 1 of the upcoming season. It’s not surprising, considering Trevor Lawrence would either have to play really bad or get injured to see Tebow play an actual down. There’s also the potential that the Jaguars could put Tebow in for a trick play or a wildcat formation, but that seems unlikely in Lawrence’s first NFL game.

It’s also important to consider that Tim Tebow is being brought in as a tight end and not a quarterback. Before Drew Brees got injured last season, the Saints used Hill as a tight end and running back when needed, rarely throwing the ball. Assuming Tebow is in the same boat, he’ll likely stick to a pass-catching role for the foreseeable future.

Will Tebow Have More Total Touchdowns in 2021 Than he did Home Runs in 2019?

Odds via BetOnline as of Thursday, May 13

  • 2019 total home runs (-500)
  • Tebow 2021 total touchdowns (+300)

The most total touchdowns that Tim Tebow had in an NFL season was 18 (12 passing, 6 rushing) in 2011. Considering he’s not the Jaguars quarterback, it’s unlikely that he’ll see those numbers again. On the other hand, he did hit 4 home runs with the Syracuse Mets in 2019, which means he’d need 5 TDs this season in this scenario.

At -500 odds, BetOnline is leaning towards Tim Tebow scoring fewer touchdowns this season than home runs he had in 2019. At the end of the day, he’s an unproven pass-catcher. While he could be great, he could also be awful. Besides, the Jaguars have proven receiving threats in D.J. Chark, Marvin Jones Jr. and even 2021 first-round running back Travis Etienne who’ll all likely see more targets than Tebow this season.

NFL Odds: What Will Happen First for Tim Tebow?

Odds via BetOnline as of Thursday, May 13

  • Catch a touchdown (-175)
  • Run for a touchdown (+140)
  • Throw for a touchdown (+400)

BetOnline has Tim Tebow catching a touchdown (-175) before recording a score in any other way. With him attempting a career resurgence at tight end, it makes sense why catching a touchdown would be his first score as a Jaguar. At the same time, rushing for one isn’t that far behind at +140 odds. If his role with the team is less as a full-time TE and more like a gadget player, Tebow could score a rushing TD. After all, he did record 12 ground scores through 35 NFL games so far.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.