The sunshine on the finish of the tunnel for Tim Tebow could be a freight practice.
Eyes have been opened, jaws dropped and Tweets despatched when Jaguars coach City Meyer determined to reunite with once-great Florida QB and NFL washout Tebow, with the 33-year-old changing from quarterback to tight finish for his potential run in Florida.
Tebow, as we all know, has an uphill climb to make it on the Jaguars’ 53-man roster beading into the common season — and Meyer did not precisely give the tight finish convert probably the most ringing endorsement to make the crew on Thursday.
Talking with the USA At the moment, Meyer supplied a complete non-answer about Tebow’s possibilities at making the opening day roster with Jacksonville:
The very last thing you simply mentioned is the powerful half — that is 53. That is new to me, that is the fact of the NFL, that you’ve got 90 gamers. So to me, he is one among 90, he is a man that is … what is the distinction between him and the opposite 40 guys attempting to make the crew? To me, it is all the identical. That is their livelihood, that is their job, that is the way in which they make a dwelling. And the fact is that a superb share of your roster is gonna get reduce or get transitioned out of right here, which, to me, that is utterly new. In school, you’ve got received your 85, 90 guys, you match ’em in, you set the puzzle collectively. It is a lot totally different right here.
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The phrase salad right here tossed up by Meyer is a complete non-answer to USA At the moment host Mackenzie Salmon’s query, which was what Tebow has to do to make the 53-man roster and what he has to do to make it on the sphere in a sport.
Actually, if Tebow would not make the roster, it will not be a lot of a shock: He is a 33-year-old former NFL quarterback making his return to the sphere after eight years away, who has by no means taken snaps as a good finish within the league earlier than (he does have a goal, although).
However that begs the query: What precisely was Meyer’s endgame with signing Tebow this offseason? Was he introduced in to promote jerseys (which they did)? Was he introduced in as a player-coach? Was Meyer in too deep on attempting to do issues his manner?
Count on a non-answer for these questions, too.