Again in July 2013, as since-retired New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich was getting into his fifth season with the workforce, there was short-lived hypothesis that the Patriots had been attempting out Tim Tebow at tight finish.
No one was shopping for that lifelong quarterback Tebow might transition to tight finish then, and Ninkovich nonetheless is not shopping for it now because the Jacksonville Jaguars are anticipated to signal the 2007 Heisman winner as a backup tight finish any day now.
“In case you threw a helmet and shoulder pads on me, and I haven’t performed in 4 years, I’d have the ability to throw round Tim Tebow as a good finish,” Ninkovich, who retired in 2017, stated throughout his look on ESPN’s “Get Up!” (h/t 247Sports).
The 2-time Tremendous Bowl champion continued:
“He is had his alternative within the NFL. He was a quarterback—it did not final very lengthy. Then he wished to go play baseball—OK. Go play baseball. It didn’t work out in baseball. So now his relationship with City Meyer provides him one other probability to go play soccer. Nevertheless it’s not like that in soccer—and that is one purpose I like soccer and I fell in love with the sport—you’ll be able to’t cover. You’ll be able to’t cover in soccer. You’ll be able to’t exit in left area and simply go someplace. Once you’re on that area and you place pads on, you are uncovered.”
Tebow, 33, initially performed quarterback beneath Meyer from 2006-09 with the Florida Gators. There, he received twonational championships and was named the primary sophomore to assert the Heisman Trophy.
The Denver Broncos drafted the Jacksonville native twenty fifth total in 2010, and he confirmed very rare promise as his throwing accuracy was a evident concern. He led the Broncos in an unlikely 2011 playoff run towards all odds, however he was traded to the New York Jets in March 2012.
Tebow made 12 appearances beneath middle for the Jets, and none of them was memorable. New York minimize Tebow in April 2013, and he then had brief stints attempting to latch on to the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles (2015). He didn’t go well with up for both workforce and segued to 4 years within the New York Mets’ minor-league system.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first broke the information that Tebow was sniffing round a roster spot in Jacksonville on Draft Day (April 29):