INDIANAPOLIS –- Tim Tebow is willing to do whatever it takes to show league executives that he’s NFL-ready. But that won’t include the University of Florida quarterback throwing passes at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.
Tebow said Thursday that he won’t participate in throwing drills when quarterbacks conduct on-field workouts Sunday, but he will take part in running drills.
“In thinking about and talking to my agents and talking to everybody, we just felt confident coming in here and getting to know the coaches, work out, do the interviews and then get ready to go out there and throw at my pro day,” Tebow said.
As for the rest of his combine experience, Tebow said the interview process and displaying his football knowledge to team personnel is “100 percent” his focus.
“I want to go out there, just because it’s my nature, to go out there and compete and go show people what I can do and everything,” he said. “But I just need to be patient. My time will come.”
Tebow said getting comfortable with his new delivery isn’t the reason that he’s skipping the throwing drills. Rather, he wants to avoid the down time between repetitions among quarterbacks in favor of his Pro Day, when he believes he can showcase the new delivery and establish more of a rhythm.
When he does meet with teams for the interview process, Tebow is confident that he’ll be ready to explain his decision to them.
“I’ll tell them what I’ve been working on, how I’m changing, how I’m improving, how I’m going to do anything it takes to compete,” Tebow said. “If they know me at all, they’re going to know I’m ready to compete. That’s why I went to the Senior Bowl, that’s why I’m here. It’s because I’ll do whatever it takes.”
– Frank Tadych