Conclusion for Jaguars to signal Tebow has come under major scrutiny
Tebow is looking to create the Jaguars as a tight end. He has been scrutinized and criticized over the decision although the Jaguars’ tight end position is depleted.
Trey Burton, who won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles and spent the 2020 season with all the Indianapolis Colts, couldn’t understand the increased scrutiny.
“I don’t understand the outrage,” Burton, a free agent, informed ESPN. If they wish to bring someone in, why not? A whole lot of teams choose fliers on guys from various backgrounds every year.”
Burton played at Florida from 2010 to 2013 and initially came to the program for a quarterback under Urban Meyer, who is currently a coach for the Jaguars. He resorted to running back for two years before acting as a wide receiver during his senior season.
Burton stated it was Meyer who convinced him to change positions. He added that it is not going to be simple for Tebow to switch positions.
“From an athletic and mental standpoint, there is no doubt he’ll do a fantastic job. It is the daily physical component, the method that’s the toughest thing,” he told ESPN.
“As a result, you are in the pocket looking into coverage. At tight end, you understand the coverages but you have to go full speed in a three-point position and diagnose. You see that the linebacker, the defensive end and also the safety in your side of this field. … There’s a good deal more to it than whether he can do it or not.
Tebow signed a one-piece deal with all the Jaguars in the veterans’ minimum. His deal isn’t guaranteed, and the experiment might not even last through training camp.
Tebow has not played in a regular-season game since 2012.