Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner who signed with ESPN as a college football analyst on Monday, said he has not been better as a quarterback than he is now and still hopes he can get the chance to show that in the NFL.
“I feel like I’m the best that I’ve ever been as a quarterback right now, and I hope I get the opportunity to show that,” he reportedly said on Tuesday. “Who knows what the next few months will hold?”
Tebow’s contract reportedly has an “out-clause” that will enable him to leave the network if an NFL team shows interest in him.
Over the summer, Tebow worked with coaches like Chris Weinke and Vinny Testaverde to dramatically improve his footwork, but the quarterback was ultimately released by the Jets and the Patriots
“Chris and I looked at Tim careful and we were both amazed,” Testaverde reportedly said. “Everybody has been focusing on his throwing motion, trying to fix that, but nobody had picked up his footwork. His footwork was all screwed up … We got his footwork fixed. His throwing motion is now a non-issue. He throws with what we call ‘effortless power.’ He doesn’t have that elongated motion anymore and his head isn’t moving two-and-a-half feet when he throws it.”
NFL teams are also hesitant to bring Tebow on board because they reportedly do not want to deal with the frenzy that Tebow creates among his supporters who admire him for willing to publicly stand up for his faith and detractors who revile him for doing so.