Tim Tebow’s football career is resurrected where his football career ended.
Former Denver Broncos quarterback turned broadcaster turned minor league baseball player turned Jacksonville Jaguars tight end returns to the game, joining an ownership group for a new United Soccer League franchise slated for Jacksonville.
Tebow’s professional football career may be over as a player, but his club football ownership (as the Europeans say) is about to begin.
JAXUSL is expected to begin play in the second-tier American professional league in 2025, the USL announced earlier this week.
The USL, which has no MLS affiliation, currently has 27 teams with expansion plans for California, Iowa, Louisiana and other regions.
HCI Group CEO Ricky Caplin will lead the Tebow team, while Steve Livingstone and Antonio “Tony” Allegretti will join the ownership group.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the new group of owners who are looking to bring incredible professional teams and world-class facilities to our region that will be accessible to the entire community,” Tebow said in a statement. “I would like to thank Ricky, Steve and Tony for presenting this opportunity, and I look forward to being directly involved in and with my Foundation.
JAXUSL has yet to choose a name, holding a naming contest with fan input.
Once a Broncos first-round pick, Tebow spent two seasons in Denver. He started 14 games, leading the Broncos to six fourth-quarter comebacks and a playoff win over the Steelers.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks Represent USL Centennial State Championship. The Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC is in USL League One, one tier below the Switchbacks and Tebow’s future team.