Skip to comments.Tebow turns down non-QB job
Posted on 09/06/2013 9:39:43 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
Tim Tebow is an NFL free agent quarterback. Emphasis on the last word.
According to TheMMQB's Peter King, speaking Thursday night on the NBC broadcast, Tebow received an "inquiry" about joining an NFL team at a position other than quarterback. King reports that Tebow declined the request. He also has said no to Canadian football and US Rugby.
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what other position would he be suited for?
He’d be a good TE.
Has he ever played tight end at any level?
Maybe Tebow’s supposed to be an evangelist.
Yeah, I’m in NJ and spent a lot of time years back attending Rutgers Games with a friend. Tebow reminds me a lot of Bryan Leonard, that H-Back light TE sort of player.
If not that, then maybe a FB - but not too many teams even use those exclusively anymore. Witness the game last night with something like 800+ yards of passing combined. It’s a passing league for sure.
I don’t think so. A major part of being a TE is reading the defense, knowing if they’re blitzing and reacting properly. Tebow can’t read defenses. He could maybe be a slot receiver (almost a TE only without the possible blocking), but that’s about it.
Rush did a riff on NFL quarterbacks that are successful “option QBs” Kaepernick and RG III being the example.
Tebow is in that same line. Look for the ‘Skins to be interested.
As my mother used to say, “Beggars can’t be choosers.” It is no longer rare for players to switch positions at the college or pro level because a coach sees potential in something other than what the player did in high school or college. The NFL Seahawks are involved in a successful project to turn a player from a college running back (fullback) into a pro linebacker.
RE: Has he ever played tight end at any level?
Might check out “Bullet” Bob Hayes
Hed be a good TE.
I guess what you mean by that is that he kind of looks like a tight end. Can he catch? Can he run patterns effectively? Can he block downfield? Can he protect the QB? Can he effectively run block? In other words, do we have any evidence that he can do any of the things a tight end is on the field to do?
I don’t know that anyone has the answers to those questions.
Hayes played 50 years ago and the sport has changed since then. And it doesn't answer my question.
Only if RG III breaks both legs......
Since when is he a beggar?
We’re ALL supposed to be evangelists but that is another subject
Washington alread has 4 quarterbacks, including another one from Flordia.
And his throwing arm.
The Skins already have a backup read option QB, Kirk Cousins, son of a minister, participates in a sports ministry. He’s like Tebow only completes passes and people don’t whine he should be a starter.
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