The Tim Tebow experiment at tight end is fully underway at Jacksonville Jaguars training camp, but the mastermind behind the plan to bring him in offered a blunt assessment of how the former quarterback is adjusting.
Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer pointed out one major flaw in Tebow’s game while discussing the former Heisman Trophy winner over the weekend.
“He has good hands,” Meyer said, via CBS Sports. “In his drill work, he’s great, but when you get in a competitive mement, just [because of his] lack of experience he wants to body the ball.
“When you get to appoint where two people are going after it, you have to go get the ball. He is fighting through that a little bit, but he has the skill set to catch the ball.”
The 33-year-old Tebow, who hasn’t played in the NFL since 2012, is vying for a spot on the 53-man roster in a return to the NFL after spending the last four years playing minor-league baseball for the Mets.
Meyer’s decision to bring him into camp as a tight end has been met with much criticism, especially from former players like Rob Ninkovich and Dez Bryant.
Yet, Tebow has a chance to make the roster. The other tight ends are Chis Manhertz, who spent the last four seasons getting limited playing time with the Panthers, rookie Luke Farrell and six-year veteran James O’Shaugnessy, who had 28 catches for 262 yards last year.
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