Tebow: ‘I have been a Jaguar fan my whole life’

This year’s NFL Draft features a bit of intrigue near the top. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is the consensus number one pick for the St. Louis Rams, but there’s still a chance fellow defensive lineman Gerald McCoy might be picked first, or that quarterback Sam Bradford might sneak into the discussion. However, the most anticipated selection might be one made after the first round, when Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow is picked.

After a fabulous career in Gainesville, Tebow has been ranked by draftniks anywhere from a top-three quarterback, to a non-prospect, to a position change project. Though no one denies his work ethic or his athleticism, he’s been working with multiple coaches to rebuild his throwing motion into something approaching pro caliber.

Tebow joined Lamm at Large on WJXL in Jacksonville to discuss Urban Meyer, his throwing motion, the possibility of playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and parents proposing to him on behalf of their daughters.

Listen to Tim Tebow on WJXL in Jacksonville on Sports Radio Interviews.

Tim Tebow says he would like to play for his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tim Tebow says he would like to play for his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars.

What are Tebow’s thoughts on the pre-draft process?

Tebow: It’s been a lot of what I expected. I had a lot of people giving me advice leading up to the hype, and the combine, and everything that’s going on, so I kind of knew what to expect. But it still has been a whirlwind. It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been something that I’ve dreamed of for a long time. It’s something that I’ve enjoyed. It really hasn’t been something I stressed out over or overwhelmed me. It’s been a whirlwind, but a lot of fun.

What changes has Tebow made to his throwing motion?

Tebow: I think it’s just being as quick as possible and taking out as much slack in my release as possible. Instead of kind of having a little drop in my throwing motion, it’s really trying to eliminate that drop in my motion like I have done pretty efficiently. It’s something I’ve worked on a lot and feel really good about.

Sometimes it’s half a second, and sometimes it could be quarter of a second. It’s not a lot of time, but that little bit could be the difference between a touchdown or a fumble or the ball getting batted down. It does make a difference and is something I feel I can get better at and have gotten better at.

Would Tebow like to play in Jacksonville?

Tebow: I would. It’s here at home and I would enjoy that. I have been a Jaguar fan my whole life. I have enjoyed being here in my hometown and watching the Jaguars play. Getting an opportunity to play for them would be a blessing for me and a privilege for me to be able to stay in my hometown and play here.

What does Tebow think of Urban Meyer’s leave of absence from the Florida football program?

Tebow: He needs to keep resting and being with his family. He’s enjoying it. He’s had a little time to get away, and we’re still talking pretty much every day. He’s doing great and feeling better. He’s going to get back and have a great season and Florida is going to dominate. They’re going to do great.

I’m just happy that he’s feeling better, and that he’s there for his family, and that he’s been able to just relax and let his stress levels die down a little bit. He’ll absolutely be back and he’ll be involved. He’s going to be hands-on working with the guys. He’ll be there for a lot of the stuff in the spring and in the summer. Florida should have a great year.

How many marriage proposals has Tebow received?

Tebow: We’ve gotten quite a handful of marriage proposals. Mostly from parents, though.

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This year’s NFL Draft features a bit of intrigue near the top. Defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is the consensus number one pick for the St. Louis Rams, but there’s still a chance fellow defensive lineman Gerald McCoy might be picked first, or that quarterback Sam Bradford might sneak into the discussion. However, the most anticipated selection might be one made after the first round, when Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow is picked.

After a fabulous career in Gainesville, Tebow has been ranked by draftniks anywhere from a top-three quarterback, to a non-prospect, to a position change project. Though no one denies his work ethic or his athleticism, he’s been working with multiple coaches to rebuild his throwing motion into something approaching pro caliber.

Tebow joined Lamm at Large on WJXL in Jacksonville to discuss Urban Meyer, his throwing motion, the possibility of playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and parents proposing to him on behalf of their daughters.

Listen to Tim Tebow on WJXL in Jacksonville on Sports Radio Interviews.

Tim Tebow says he would like to play for his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tim Tebow says he would like to play for his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars.

What are Tebow’s thoughts on the pre-draft process?

Tebow: It’s been a lot of what I expected. I had a lot of people giving me advice leading up to the hype, and the combine, and everything that’s going on, so I kind of knew what to expect. But it still has been a whirlwind. It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been something that I’ve dreamed of for a long time. It’s something that I’ve enjoyed. It really hasn’t been something I stressed out over or overwhelmed me. It’s been a whirlwind, but a lot of fun.

What changes has Tebow made to his throwing motion?

Tebow: I think it’s just being as quick as possible and taking out as much slack in my release as possible. Instead of kind of having a little drop in my throwing motion, it’s really trying to eliminate that drop in my motion like I have done pretty efficiently. It’s something I’ve worked on a lot and feel really good about.

Sometimes it’s half a second, and sometimes it could be quarter of a second. It’s not a lot of time, but that little bit could be the difference between a touchdown or a fumble or the ball getting batted down. It does make a difference and is something I feel I can get better at and have gotten better at.

Would Tebow like to play in Jacksonville?

Tebow: I would. It’s here at home and I would enjoy that. I have been a Jaguar fan my whole life. I have enjoyed being here in my hometown and watching the Jaguars play. Getting an opportunity to play for them would be a blessing for me and a privilege for me to be able to stay in my hometown and play here.

What does Tebow think of Urban Meyer’s leave of absence from the Florida football program?

Tebow: He needs to keep resting and being with his family. He’s enjoying it. He’s had a little time to get away, and we’re still talking pretty much every day. He’s doing great and feeling better. He’s going to get back and have a great season and Florida is going to dominate. They’re going to do great.

I’m just happy that he’s feeling better, and that he’s there for his family, and that he’s been able to just relax and let his stress levels die down a little bit. He’ll absolutely be back and he’ll be involved. He’s going to be hands-on working with the guys. He’ll be there for a lot of the stuff in the spring and in the summer. Florida should have a great year.

How many marriage proposals has Tebow received?

Tebow: We’ve gotten quite a handful of marriage proposals. Mostly from parents, though.

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