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Monday, July 13, 2020

Tim Tebow Plays Wide Receiver for Denver

The Denver Broncos were without several key players for their week two game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. Knowshon Moreno, Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey, and Brandon Lloyd all did not play. Not only was Lloyd deactivated before the game, but fellow receiver Eddie Royal injured his groin early on. Without those two options, the Broncos had just Matt Willis and Eric Decker left to play receiver. After Royal got hurt, the Broncos turned to Tim Tebow as their fourth receiver.

Tebow ended up lining up in the slot and blocking on a few running plays. He ran some routes pregame and reportedly asked for reps at receiver during practice last week. Apparently he had the right mentality because he ended up playing there for a spell.

I knew Tim Tebow was versatile and willing to do anything to help his team win, but I can’t recall the last time a primary quarterback ended up legitimately lining up at receiver — and not for just a trick play. It was a bizarre spectacle, and it was the result of injury, but it also makes it pretty clear that this is probably the closest Tebow will come to seeing meaningful snaps.

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