Trevor Lawrence is happy to count Tim Tebow as a teammate.
Yes, the No. 1 overall pick who is considered the top quarterback prospect to enter the league since Andrew Luck, believes Tebow will be good for the Jaguars, which will in turn be good for him.
“He looks great,” Lawrence said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. “He’s just a guy that you want to be around. Character is awesome. Had a few conversations with him and I can already tell, and [he’s] just a hard worker. No one is going to work harder than him. Those are the kind of guys you want in your locker room and you want to be around every day. And then I’m excited to see what he can do on the field as well. We got in a few days and he looks great. He’s in awesome shape.”
Last week, the Jaguars signed the 33-year-old Tebow, giving the former quarterback another shot in the NFL, this time as a tight end. Tebow will be reuniting with his college coach, Urban Meyer, after trying to play professional baseball with the Mets over the last five years while working as a college football analyst with ESPN.
“I never met Tim until last week so I didn’t really know him but I was intrigued by his character, his work ethic and what he’s been able to do throughout his life on the field and off the field,” Lawrence said. “All those things are really interesting so I was excited to meet him. When it was official, I saw him in the locker room and had a few good conversations and I really like him.”