Tim Tebow breaks down Anthony Richardson's spring game performance, expectations for 2022
Tim Tebow knows a thing or two about being a dual-threat quarterback at Florida. After all, Tebow was one of the greatest college football quarterbacks of all time.
Can Anthony Richardson become a star under Billy Napier this fall in Gainesville?
On Monday, Tebow joined “McElory and Cubelic in the Morning” on WJOX and broke down what he saw from Richardson in Florida’s spring game. He then discussed what Richardson must do to take the next step as a player this season:
“I think the expectations are really high,” he said. “When you look at (Richardson’s) capability, the ceiling is as high as anybody in the country. I think also what has to happen, though, is to continue to do a good job of putting the right pieces around him. Helping him understand you don’t have to run over someone, jump over someone or throw through someone every single play.
“I hate throwing out the same phrases that we do all the time, but take what the defense gives you and blah, blah, blah — all this stuff. But, to a certain extent, that has to be coached into him and I think, over the last few weeks, few months, that has. He has been doing a better job of understanding, ‘OK, I can’t take 4-5 hits every single play.’ … I think he has a good cast of offensive supporting players on this team. He has to be able to get those guys the ball and let them make plays. … It’s not just about the explosive plays. It’s the consistent plays.”
Will Richardson become one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC this year? We’ll find out when the Gators kick off the 2022 season against Utah on Saturday, Sept. 3.