- Ex-NY Jets QB Greg McElroy is latest former player to rip the Jags for signing Tim Tebow
- McElroy, who played alongside Tebow in NY, calls the signing a sideshow that will affect locker room chemistry
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Tim Tebow’s signing has been controversial and has caused several current and former NFL players to speak out for and against it.
The latest former player to call out the Jags over the signing is ex-NY Jets QB Greg McElroy who played alongside Tebow in New York.
According to McElroy, signing Tebow is a sideshow that will affect the team’s chemistry the same way it did back when they were teammates in New York.
This isn’t the first time a team has tried to turn Tim Tebow into a tight end. @GregMcElroy witnessed it first hand as his teammate on the Jets and shared his thoughts on the latest attempt in Jacksonville. pic.twitter.com/idSHuvwBkV
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Everyones saying ‘oh he’s finally doing what he should’ve done 10 years ago by switching to tight end,’”. “Y’all, we were with him on the Jets. They tried to switch him to tight end, he wasn’t good. That’s what you do in college. Oh they’ll just use him as a Taysom Hill player. Tim ran a 4.8, Taysom Hill runs a 4.4. They’re just two totally different players. Tim is a good dude and I hope the best for him but it’s a sideshow. That’s what it will be come training camp time. I think it kind of undercuts, undermines what Urban Meyer is trying to build. I’m not saying….maybe he makes the team, maybe he doesn’t but it’s going to take away from the task at hand which is trying to put together the most competitive roster in camp.
“I’m sure there’s going to be players, as someone who’s gone through training camp with Tim, there’s going to be players rolling their eyes at how much attention the fourth or fifth string tight end gets. It’s going to piss people off. As a result, it’s going to affect locker room chemistry, like it did with us with the Jets. Not because there’s animosity towards Tim, but there’s animosity toward the coverage Tim receives. I think that’s a stupid move.
At the end of the day, we’re just going to have to wait and see how Tebow does in the preseason before making any final judgements on whether he can play or not.