Urban Meyer and his Jags squad have come under heavy criticism this week after it was reported they’re going to sign Tebow (who’s now a tight end) to a 1-year contract, despite the former Heisman Trophy winner not having played in a regular-season NFL game since 2012.
Big names like Eric Dickerson and Dez Bryant have openly questioned the move … wondering out loud why Jacksonville was willing to sign Tebow after his long NFL layoff, but not Kaepernick.
Smith tells us there’s nothing racist or sinister about the decision … explaining he believes Tebow’s just quite frankly a better fit for the team’s young locker room.
“He’s going to be a great support for Trevor Lawrence,” Smith said of Tebow. “Whatever capacity that is, it’s going to be a positive rather than a negative.”
Smith continued, “I pray that he makes the 53-man roster, because we need all we can get.”