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Tim Tebow can jump

We won’t find out at the scouting combine if Tim Tebow can throw. But we do know he can jump.

Tebow, the Florida quarterback who declined to participate in passing drills in Indianapolis, did participate in both the vertical jump and the broad jump. And he looked awfully good doing it.

Tebow posted a 38.5-inch vertical, which reportedly tied the all-time combine record for quarterbacks, previously set by Josh McCown. For the sake of comparison with another athletic quarterback, Rich Eisen noted on NFL Network that Michael Vick posted a 38-inch vertical at the 2001 combine.

Shortly after his record-tying vertical, Tebow also posted an impressive broad jump of nine feet, seven inches.

Of course, the obvious question is whether jumping ability is in any way relevant to assessing an NFL quarterback. What Tebow showed on Sunday morning is that he’s a good athlete, not a good quarterback. If anything, Tebow may have given some ammunition to those who believe he’s best suited to playing another position in the NFL.

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  1. rolltide says: Feb 28, 2010 11:05 AM

    This is strangely fitting, as Tebow might become the next McCown brother.

  2. bob nelson is a idiot says: Feb 28, 2010 11:07 AM

    Maybe he is the next t jack with his jump passes

  3. CaptainFantastik says: Feb 28, 2010 11:11 AM

    Pretty safe to say Tebow won’t be doing any high jumping or long jumping on the field in an NFL game……if he ever even starts one.

  4. KingJoe! says: Feb 28, 2010 11:16 AM

    they can, they can, they can jump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Bun McSticky says: Feb 28, 2010 11:17 AM

    That’s great…..if you are a TE or OLB.

  6. Hooby says: Feb 28, 2010 11:22 AM

    hes an idiot. he wants to play qb in the nfl and yet he goes to the combine doing everything but qb drills. its like he doesnt understand thought patterns of regular people.

  7. FinFan says: Feb 28, 2010 11:23 AM

    Wild cat plays would

  8. Johnnyb612 says: Feb 28, 2010 11:25 AM

    Man! Give this guy a break! He hasn’t even thrown his first NFL pass and everybody is already waiting for him to fail. Did anybody expect Drew Brees to be the player he is today when he first came out of college? How about Brett Favre? You never know who’s going to break out once they hit the NFL. That’s why I love the draft so much. I don’t know if Tebow will be good or not, but he does have alot of the intangibles. If anybody can pull this off, it’s Tebow. I myself, will be rooting for him to prove all the naysayers wrong.

  9. LighTsouT says: Feb 28, 2010 11:26 AM

    I really disliked him in college, always thought he was highly overrated (not to mention his team was winning championships when mine wasn’t!). But, now that he’s ready to come out for the NFL, I wish this kid the best. He’s obviously a smart kid with a good head on his shoulders.

  10. Dolphinatic says: Feb 28, 2010 11:31 AM

    He will be great… in the Steve Young mold.

  11. Florio-is-a-tool says: Feb 28, 2010 11:33 AM

    Dan Snyder just fell in love.

  12. Bucforever says: Feb 28, 2010 12:05 PM

    Ok, how about the “jump” pass he used with the Gator offense so well? Lets bring in the jump pass with the wild cat , ok. Ya think?

  13. Jack in the Jack says: Feb 28, 2010 12:17 PM

    Tebow can dunk!!!!

  14. WhoDey_Man says: Feb 28, 2010 12:22 PM

    i watched him singlehandedly destroy my hometown bearcats in new orleans… i know comparing uc to florida doesn’t hold up across the board, but that guy can command a football team. he’s a real “leader of men”. if the kid can put it together, good for him!

  15. TryTheVeal says: Feb 28, 2010 12:22 PM

    Wonderful, he can jump. I’m sure this will rocket him up the draft board. The cell phone service in the area probably went down when word got out. At the least, he can be the lone participant in the newly formed “Abortion Olympics”. The what if games.

  16. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Feb 28, 2010 12:23 PM

    ===”Tebow also posted an impressive broad jump of nine feet, seven inches.”===
    I’d rather jump on an impressive broad, something Tebow still foolishly has never done.

  17. Abe Froeman says: Feb 28, 2010 12:23 PM

    Maybe he can jump pass his way through the NFL.

  18. TheWizard says: Feb 28, 2010 12:28 PM

    Why do all of you little people dislike Tebow so much?
    He’ll probably be far better than the that creep Vick you seem to be in love with.

  19. Rex Grossman says: Feb 28, 2010 12:32 PM

    Get your Tim Tebow autographs now. He jumped higher than Josh McCown!

  20. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 28, 2010 12:40 PM

    “hes an idiot. he wants to play qb in the nfl and yet he goes to the combine doing everything but qb drills. its like he doesnt understand thought patterns of regular people.”
    He’s not the only prospective QB that’s not throwing at the combines.

  21. RedskinEmpire says: Feb 28, 2010 12:56 PM

    Tebow will continue to win championships. In the UFL.

  22. FireJerryJones says: Feb 28, 2010 1:11 PM

    So Tebow can be as good a QB as McCown and Vick.
    Based on his vertical.

  23. Dixon29 says: Feb 28, 2010 1:43 PM

    How could anyone hate this guy? He is a Christian who loves his family and cares about helping people who need it. The guy is a class act, one of a kind person who will succeed in the NFL because he won’t allow himself to fail.

  24. Brewster says: Feb 28, 2010 1:54 PM

    Two words come to mind.
    Tight End.

  25. Occam says: Feb 28, 2010 2:04 PM

    And I know, Timmy, just how you feel.
    You got to roll with the punches, and get to what’s real.

  26. JohnnyG says: Feb 28, 2010 2:30 PM

    http://www.hubdub.com/m61562/NFL_Draft_Will_Tim_Tebow_be_drafted_by_hometown_Jaguars
    Tebow to Jaguars?

  27. Kenneth C. Vann says: Feb 28, 2010 2:48 PM

    Tebow to Jags? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm we need D Line to sack the freakin QB!!! That’s what we need. If Tebow is a first rounder everyone is gonna have there mouths open and say WTF is that team doing? Hope its not my Jags.

  28. WhoDey_Man says: Feb 28, 2010 2:54 PM

    dixon- not everyone loves christians. your argument of support should center on his morals- something that spans religion- not which religion he chooses to participate in.

  29. gruntersdad says: Feb 28, 2010 3:02 PM

    Yeah he looked great crying on the sidelines as Alabama kicked his gator butt. He will be a four year backup and then quit to sell Bibles door to door.

  30. WorldChampionBears2009 says: Feb 28, 2010 3:11 PM

    So white men CAN jump. Maybe people can get off Spike Lee’s butt.

  31. Bleed Green says: Feb 28, 2010 3:12 PM

    well that obviously worked out well for mccown.
    Tim “Tigger” Tebow, the Trampolining Tight End.

  32. The Wishbone says: Feb 28, 2010 4:03 PM

    Josh McCown and Michael Vick, eh?
    Two other guys who CAN’T THROW.

  33. troll_aikman8 says: Feb 28, 2010 5:07 PM

    Tim doesn’t jump, he ascends!
    Infidels!

  34. MasterShake says: Feb 28, 2010 5:08 PM

    He really just wants to be closer to God. Nothing more, nothing less.
    I hear he’s going to use most of his money from the NFL to build a ladder to heaven. How sweet.

  35. Richm2256 says: Feb 28, 2010 9:06 PM

    Wow …… how wonderful Tebow must feel being compared to such greats as Josh McCown.
    Hall of Fame, here we come!
    Dude can jump …… who cares?
    It’s not the skill that I want my QB best known for. I understand both Tom Brady and Peyton Manning suck at jumping.
    I wonder how they’re doing in the NFL?

  36. Voice of Football says: Feb 28, 2010 11:59 PM

    He’s been trying to get to Heaven early, perhaps?

  37. JollyRoger says: Mar 1, 2010 9:37 AM

    Based on what I’ve seen and heard, I’d definitely use a fourth round pick on him. I might use a third, depending on my team needs and whatnot.

  38. fatso says: Mar 1, 2010 11:36 AM

    Good luck Tim! He just needs to be drafted by a team that does not need him and he can sit the bench and learn for a few years. He’ll be an OK QB one day.
    4th or 5th rounder though for sure.

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