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Urban Meyer to NFL: Give Tebow a chance (in the spread offense)
Tim Tebow maintained he was a starting NFL quarterback, even when he stood on the sideline for weeks at a time.
And his college coach, Urban Meyer, agrees.
Meyer -- who won two National Championships with Tebow as his quarterback during his days at Florida -- said all Tebow needs is an NFL team to give him a chance in a spread offense.
During an interview on ESPN’s radio show Mike and Mike in the Morning, the current Ohio State coach said Tebow could be just as successful as Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton if he played in the same system.
“They are actually running a spread offense in the NFL,” Meyer said. “So my hope is, and I’m sure Tim feels the same way, is to go play in one of those systems where they let him play.”
Tebow’s tenure with the Jets presumably is over after just 12 games. He finished with 6 completions for 39 yards and 32 carries for 102 yards. Rex Ryan has yet to address the media about the failed Tebow experiment. And it doesn’t appear the media will have a chance to ask offensive coordinator Tony Sparano what happened.
But despite his wasted season, Tebow still remains upbeat, according to Meyer.
“I talk to him every week, and he’s still the most positive guy I’ve ever been around,” the OSU coach said. “He was so excited to go to New York and play for coach Ryan and the whole situation there. It didn’t turn out, but you have to move on.”