Tim Tebow has taken the NFL world by storm as he has foregone professional baseball and is now singed with the Jacksonville Jaguars not as a quarterback, but a tight end. Sure, there is Taysom HIll potential there, but there is no way he makes the roster… right?
All we have to say is that it is probably a good thing that the LA Chargers did not hire Urban Meyer. Not only does Brandon Staley seem like the real deal but the Chargers would not have to deal with Tebowmania.
It does spark a fun conversation that was inspired by our friends over at The Viking Age: what if a current Charger wanted to come back in multiple years and try out at a new position?
While unlikely, because the Tebow thing is ridiculous to begin with, we still wanted to have some fun with this idea.
Here are recent LA Chargers who could have tried their luck at another position:
1. Melvin Ingram, tight end
Okay, Melvin Ingram technically is not a member of the LA Chargers and by the time this article comes across your screen he might have signed with another team. The last snap he played was with the Chargers and quite frankly, I personally think it makes sense to bring him back at this point.
Regardless, Melvin Ingram could absolutely do what Tebow is doing and try out for a tight end position. He would obviously have to work on his craft but he has the athleticism and speed to be a decent depth tight end that is physical and blocks.
In fact, Ingram joked around back in 2018 that he wanted to get some reps at tight end and even went one-on-one with defensive backs in practice. It was not in pads or even at full speed, but Ingram does have a little wiggle in his route-running.