Now that quarterback Tim Tebow has unveiled a more NFL-appropriate throwing motion, the bigger question is whether it will stick.
Not when Tebow is wearing a red jersey or playing catch in the backyard, but when he’s trying to find an open receiver while also trying to avoid having his head removed from his body.
As one league source explained it to us, many a quarterback has tried to change his throwing motion, only to have muscle memory take over in “live” situations. Basically, once a player is in a real game, the coaching process has ended and players will resort to instincts and acquired mechanics and fundamentals.
Though it’s not impossible for Tebow to permanently change his throwing motion, the source says it’s “rare” to find a guy who can master it.
Tebow might be the guy, but whoever drafts him won’t know the answer until well after the pick has been made.