Tebow, who’s making the swap from quarterback to tight finish, has been invited to participate in “tight finish college,” an offseason summit that’s slated to incorporate Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Darren Waller, Zach Ertz, Eric Ebron, Mark Andrews, Mike Gesicki, David Njoku, Noah Fant, Jonnu Smith, T.J. Hockenson, Robert Tonyan, Cole Kmet, and not too long ago retired Greg Olsen.
Ebron formally invited Tebow to hitch the summit through Twitter, which is able to happen in Nashville. Kelce responded to Ebron’s invite with a number of eye-raised emojis.
If he accepts the invitation, Tebow will not be the one first-year NFL tight finish that might be a part of camp. Fellow former Florida Gator Kyle Pitts — who final month grew to become the highest-selected tight finish in NFL historical past when the Falcons made him the No. 4 total choose — can also be anticipated to participate.
Whereas it will not assure him a spot on the Jaguars’ 53-man roster, working with a few of the NFL’s greatest tight ends can solely assist Tebow’s trigger. The expertise will certainly assist him overcome a few of the obstacles that a few of the greatest tight ends in league historical past imagine will stand in Tebow’s means as he seems to be to grasp a brand new place.
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“It is much more tough working routes in a congested space,” Corridor of Fame tight finish Shannon Sharpe not too long ago advised USA Right this moment’s Jarrett Bell. “You have bought folks banging on you. The defensive ends you have to block are larger than you. And you’ve got by no means blocked anyone. And he is by no means caught a go. You are asking him to do one thing he is by no means performed in his complete life and also you’re asking him to do it on the highest degree. You are asking an terrible lot.”
“The route-running, I believe he’ll choose up reasonably shortly,” added fellow Corridor of Famer Kellen Winslow. “The catching might be second nature. It will be the bodily play of blocking … and getting hit.”
Ebron prolonged the provide to Tebow at about the identical time Tebow formally signed with the Jaguars on Thursday. And whereas “Tebowmania” has already begun, the previous Heisman Trophy winner is aware of he has a fairly large problem forward of him.
“I wish to thank the Jaguars for the chance to compete and earn the prospect to be a part of this group,” Tebow mentioned upon becoming a member of the Jaguars. “I do know it is going to be a problem, however it’s a problem I embrace. I’m devoted to taking the course of our teaching employees and studying from my teammates. I respect everybody’s assist as I embark on this new journey.”