Despite every attempt he has made over the years, there’s only so much the 27-year-old can do to change that. At the end of the day, there are going to be some flashes of brilliance and a lot of really, really poor passes.
Tebow delivered on both sides of the spectrum for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. During a particularly creative quarterback drill that PhillyVoice.com’s Jimmy Kempski calls “overkill,” Tebow missed the large soccer goal-like contraption completely. The wonderful sketch of what it looked like can be seen below (via Kempski):
That lack of accuracy is a good reason why it’s hard to imagine the former Heisman Trophy winner survives training camp. He’s inconsistent, and the time and effort it takes for him to get a pass out is excruciatingly inefficient. Certainly, he’s a weapon when running with the football in his hands, but he unfortunately does not play the running back position. Sooner or later, he will have to throw the football.
Still, Tebow managed to do what Tebow does best to close out mini-camp, leaving everyone in attendance in awe. On the very final play of the afternoon, he connected with undrafted free agent receiver Rasheed Bailey on a beautiful pass in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. Typical.
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