Ex-Jets assistant Mike Westhoff says Tim Tebow situation a ‘mess’
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Jets special team coordinator Mike Westhoff said Friday the Tim Tebow situation is an absolute mess and he’s very disappointed with the way it turned out this season.
In an interview with WQAM-AM, Westhoff admitted he was perplexed how to put Tebow’s skills to use given the former Florida Gators star was not a typical quarterback, but possessed the physique to be a factor in other offensive plays.
“Tim Tebow, as an NFL quarterback … he’s very limited in some things,” Westhoff told the radio station. “If you throw him right in the middle of a drop-back passing offense, he will look very very average at best. But if you incorporate him in different facets of your offense, I think he can be a factor. That’s what I felt we were going to do, but we never did it.”
Westhoff said he has nothing negative to say about Tebow, insisting that the most popular quarterback in the NFL is a hard working man.
Nevertheless, Westhoff is still looking for answers for the disappointing stint of Tebow with the New York Jets.
“My role with him was really only to be like 1 percent. That’s all I was thinking. Then when Eric Smith got hurt, I had to use him full-time. I didn’t have anyone. I was stuck I lost two guys. … Most of the stuff he did for me, he did outstanding. But it was supposed to be only a fraction and it ended up being his only role,” Westhoff added.
Tebow’s NFL career has been spiraling down after leading the Denver Broncos to a playoff win in 2012. The Jacksonville Jaguars appears uninterested after GM David Caldwell’s most recent statements.