Urban Meyer Comments on Tim Tebow Potentially Playing in CFL

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistFebruary 28, 2016

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Tim Tebow #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up on the sidelines against the New York Jets in the third quarter during a pre-season game at MetLife Stadium on September 3, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer spoke to Rich Eisen and Mike Mayock of the NFL Network about Tim Tebow's future on Saturday during the NFL Scouting Combine.  

"I was actually in a conversation with him about going to Canada. ... I think if there's a right (opportunity) I think he'd probably do it," Meyer told the pair, per Austin Knoblauch of NFL.com.

Tebow, 28, last appeared in an NFL game in 2012 with the New York Jets after spending two seasons with the Denver Broncos. He was with the Philadelphia Eagles during training camp in 2015, but he was cut before the start of the regular season.

"He does have somewhat of an awkward throwing motion at times," Meyer, who was Tebow's coach at the University of Florida, acknowledged. "I really thought the Chip Kelly experience (in Philadelphia) would be his opportunity. I really hope he gets his foot in the door."

For his career, Tebow has thrown for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions while completing just 47.9 percent of his passes. He's also rushed for 989 yards and 12 touchdowns, leading many pundits to believe that he would be better served by transitioning from quarterback to fullback or H-back.

Tebow has insisted on remaining a quarterback, however, and has worked with ESPN as a college football analyst while he's been away from the NFL.

AMayock noted during the combine, a trip to the CFL or the Arena League would probably be Tebow's best bet at returning to the NFL as a quarterback. It would give him more reps and experience at the position and allow him to put together a highlight reel to show potentially interested NFL teams in the future. 

 

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