Urban Meyer Says ‘Ball Skills’ Are TE Tim Tebow’s Biggest Weakness

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA-APRIL 14: Professional Football Player Tim Tebow at the Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on April 14, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.


Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer is always willing to praise Tim Tebow, but now he is giving an honest assessment of the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback turned tight end as Tebow attempts to make the Jaguars’ 53-man roster.

While speaking with reporters after a training camp practice, Meyer revealed the 33-year-old Tebow’s biggest weakness at his new position.

As should be expected from someone transitioning to tight end or receiver, Meyer thinks that Tebow’s lack of ball skills could be holding him back for the time being.

“He has good hands. In his drill work, he’s great, but when you get in a competitive moment, just [because of his] lack of experience he wants to body the ball,” Meyer told reporters, via CBS Sports. “When you get to a point where two people are going after it, you have to go get the ball. He is fighting through that a little bit, but he has the skill set to catch the ball.”

But while Tebow has plenty of work to do, he has shown some signs of promise.

Whether his progress will continue and ultimately result in a spot on Jacksonville’s 53-man roster, however, remains to be seen.

The Jaguars officially open their 2021-22 regular season campaign on Sunday, September 12 against the Houston Texans.

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