Posted Thu May 5th by Jon Heath
Tim Tebow is a dedicated guy.
Having received the team’s playbook last week when the lockout was temporarily on hold, Tebow has been working hard this off season in hopes of beating out Kyle Orton and emerging as the team’s starter.
Tebow works out three times a day (lifting, throwing and cardio) over seven hours a day, every day. Recently, he’s been contacting his teammates to set up some player-organized team workouts.
An area Tebow has been working on a lot is taking snaps from under center. As Andrew Mason of MaxDenver.com has pointed out, it’s essential for Tebow to master the trait because Head Coach John Fox‘s offenses traditionally don’t use a lot of shotgun packages.
“The biggest thing for me is that I’ve been working on play-action passes (and) play-action drop-backs — all under center,” Tebow said. “I haven’t had one rep in the shotgun, just to make being under center the most comfortable for me — and to even be more comfortable than the shotgun. So I’ve worked 100 percent on that.”
Tebow went on to say that he has thrown to most of Denver’s receivers this off season, taking advantage of the opportunity when any of them are in town.
“We’ve been able to throw some,” Tebow said. “It’s somewhat difficult, because everybody’s spread out, but we have been able to get together and throw and lift and do this and that… I’ve gotten to work with most of the guys.”
It’s great to hear Tebow has been working to improve his game and that he is showing leadership in organising workouts. With that said, Orton is undoubtedly working hard as well and may be working out with players too, and it just hasn’t been publicized.