It’s still early in Tim Tebow’s experiment in Jacksonville, but so far Jaguars coach Urban Meyer seems pleased with Tebow’s effort.
According to Meyer, Tebow, who is trying to become a tight end quarterback, is improving “decently” at his new position.
“Oh, Tim has done a decent job. We all know this is a new position for him,” Meyer said, according to John Reid of the Florida Times-Union. “He is a great teammate. In the locker room, I can see that everyone is getting along, we have good chemistry in our team. But he has learned it decently.”
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That might not sound like an outright endorsement, but considering Tebow hasn’t played an NFL regular-season game since 2012 and spent the last five years playing minor league baseball, “decent” starts to sound pretty good.
That’s especially true when he contrasts these comments with Meyer saying it was “awkward” to see Tebow as a tight end during his first practice.
Meyer also said it’s difficult to gauge exactly how players are doing until fully padded training ground practices take place.
“You wish you could see and do (more),” Meyer said. “In spring soccer, you have pads and full sets, and you can really evaluate, but it’s a little difficult at the moment.”
It can be difficult to know exactly how Tebow behaves, but it seems like he’s struggling while attempting an unlikely comeback.