Urban Meyer, who was Tebow’s coach at Florida, gave a really good interview to CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler in which they mostly discussed the Ohio State program. But one subject that came up was Tebow. Meyer says his former QB is still hoping for an NFL shot.
“You’d imagine how he works. Works every day. He’s hoping. There are some conversations about it. I don’t know too much. There’s hope and he says there’s stuff going on,” Meyer said.
Tebow was traded to the New York Jets for the 2012 season and hardly played. He was disappointed about his lack of a role in the offense and even supposedly refused an assignment. He remained unsigned throughout the 2013 season and accepted a job as a broadcaster with the SEC Network.
Though Tebow may be intriguing enough of as a player to have in camp, most teams probably figure he’s not worth the media distraction.
Meyer did say many other things during the interview that were of interest. He didn’t seem to be a fan of the proposed 10-second rule, saying that you “don’t just start making rules.” He admitted that the prospect of going to the NFL was “intriguing at one time,” but it no longer has as much of an appeal. And Meyer also says he’s reached out to Jon Gruden to see if he would be willing to come to Ohio State to work with their quarterbacks, but he has been unable to make that happen.
It’s definitely a good interview that’s worth a read. And we won’t completely close down Tebow’s NFL career yet, but it’s not looking good, especially if he goes through 2014 without a gig.