The Broncos entered Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with only three active wide receivers due to injuries to Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (groin) and 2010 first-round pick Demaryius Thomas (Achilles).
When Eddie Royal went down with a pulled groin, it left a hole on the wide receiver depth chart. Tebow asked to run wide receiver for the practice squad week leading up to Sunday’s game so that he wasn't just standing around in practice.
I guess John Fox liked what he saw.
Tebow was put into the game as the slot wide receiver in Royal’s absence. Although he was never thrown to, Tebow did make some nice blocks on the edge and was giving his “Tebow-esque” 110-percent effort on every play.
If the Broncos are not going to play Tebow at the quarterback position any time soon, then they need to use his abilities and attributes in other positions on the field.
Here are five reasons why Tim Tebow needs to be on the field.