Jaguars head coach City Meyer laid out Tim Tebow’s strengths and weaknesses, and what the previous Jets quarterback and Mets minor league outfielder must do to make Jacksonville’s roster as a good finish.
“He has good fingers. In his drill work, he’s nice, however if you get in a aggressive second, simply [because of his] lack of expertise he needs to physique the ball,” Meyer mentioned after follow Saturday in Jacksonville. “If you get to a degree the place two individuals are going after it, you must go get the ball.
“He’s combating by way of that slightly bit, however he has the ability set to catch the ball.”
Tebow, 33, was a star quarterback throughout 4 collegiate seasons below Meyer at Florida, successful the Heisman Trophy in 2007. The 6-foot-2 Tebow is probably going competing for a roster spot with veteran tight finish James O’Shaughnessy, behind the beginning battle between Chris Manhertz and rookie Luke Farrell.
“[Competition is] alive and effectively and the truth of 90 gamers is that you simply’re going knock it all the way down to 53. That’s actuality,” Meyer added. “I had a chat with the staff about that and I feel I wish to take the subjectivity out of it.
“It’s slightly bit like after we had [quarterbacks] Joe Burrow and Dwayne Haskins [at Ohio State]. My gosh, [they were] two first-round draft picks. It’s not honest to a participant to not have objectiveness in there and which means charting every thing.”
Meyer, who gained an NCAA title with the Buckeyes in 2014, is teaching within the NFL for the primary time. He famous Saturday that “nothing’s aggressive but, however beginning Monday, we’re going to attempt to take the subjectivity out of who performs and who makes the staff.”