When Tim Tebow officially got a spot on the 90-man roster in Jacksonville, many said it won’t last. Quickly, many of those many have realized that, with the man who hired Tebow in the first place being the same man who will decide whether Tebow makes the team, the chances of Tebow having a spot on the roster come September are far greater than they would be for the usual last man in.
On PFT Live in the days before Tebow finally was signed, Simms and I said (partially in jest) that it was just a matter of time before coach Urban Meyer found a way to get Tebow on the field, as a quarterback.
It’s now looking like it’s no joke. And it’s easy to say, “Well, the Saints have done it with Taysom Hill for the past few years” to justify the Jaguars doing it with Tebow. Indeed, the fact that Saints coach Sean Payton didn’t bat an eye about taking the ball out of Drew Brees’ hands has undercut the long-held belief that gadget plays should be used only rarely when a true franchise quarterback is on the team.