Fred Taylor says Tim Tebow didn't get a fair shot in the NFL
Social media was buzzing last week when, ahead of the NFL Draft, there was talk of Tim Tebow potentially making a return to the NFL. The chatter was started by a report that Tebow has worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end. The Jags are coached by Urban Meyer, Tebow’s former college coach at Florida.
Tebow was selected by the Denver Broncos with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. After two seasons with the Broncos, he was traded to the New York Jets. Tebow took his last regular-season snap with the Jets in 2012. He was part of the offseason roster for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and ’15.
One of Tebow’s fellow Gator greats, Fred Taylor, feels the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback didn’t get a “fair shot” during his time in the pros.
“I don’t think Tim got a complete fair shot in the NFL because most of the coaches were saying, ‘We need the prototypical NFL quarterback.’ And he’s not that,” Taylor told the podcast “All Things Covered” with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden. “That was just before the zone reads and the offenses changed up. And I think if Tim had been able to hold on long enough to have those offenses come to fruition, and develop them as they have been the past couple years, I think you would have saw a better quarterback.”
If Tebow signs with the Jaguars, it will be interesting to see if he gets any snaps at quarterback or if he’ll be strictly a tight end.