Greg McElroy: Tim Tebow at tight end will be ‘stupid’ disaster with Jaguars


Greg McElroy already noticed one Tim Tebow tight finish experiment. That was sufficient for him.

McElroy was the opposite Jets quarterback within the ill-fated 2012 season after the crew acquired Tebow from the Broncos. He thinks the Jaguars giving him an opportunity is a “silly transfer.”

“[The Jets] tried switching him to tight finish, and he wasn’t good,” McElroy mentioned final week whereas internet hosting on Sirius XM.

The Jaguars now seem set to attempt the identical factor 9 years later after Tebow tried out for the crew and City Meyer, whom he performed below on the College of Florida. There have been stories that Tebow was going to signal with the Jaguars and Meyer hinted an official determination can be made this week.

Tebow was introduced into the Jets and it was billed as a quarterback competitors with Mark Sanchez. As an alternative, Tebow was used as a punt protector. When Sanchez obtained harm late within the season, it was McElroy who performed at quarterback as an alternative of Tebow.

There are few who count on this Tebow plan to work out and McElroy — now an analyst for SiriusXM and ESPN — is aware of higher than most.

“Tim ran a 4.8 (40-yard sprint), Taysom Hill runs a 4.4,” McElroy mentioned. “They’re simply two completely completely different gamers. Tim is an effective dude and I hope one of the best for him. But it surely’s a sideshow, and that’s what will probably be come coaching camp time.

Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow at a 2012 Jets practice
Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow at a 2012 Jets apply
Paul J. Bereswill

“And I believe it sort of undermines what City Meyer is attempting to construct. Possibly he makes the crew, possibly he doesn’t, I don’t know. But it surely’s going to remove from the duty at hand, which is attempting to place collectively essentially the most aggressive roster in camp. 

“And I guess you there’s going to be gamers, as somebody who went to coaching camp with Tim, there are going to be gamers who’re rolling their eyes on the quantity of consideration the fourth-string, fifth-string tight finish will get, and it’s going to piss individuals off. Consequently, it’s going to have an effect on locker room chemistry, identical to it did for us with the Jets. Not as a result of anybody had any animosity towards Tim, they only have animosity with the protection Tim receives. So, I believe it’s a silly transfer.” 


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