Florio had Mike Klis of the Denver Post on as a guest during his morning stint on the Dan Patrick Show, presumably to talk about Elvis Dumervil’s injury.
But all Broncos roads (or conversations) lead to Tim Tebow, and Klis had a number of interesting nuggets to pass along.
Klis said that Tebow winds up running the ball on roughly 50-60% of his training camp snaps, and most of those plays are called runs. He also reports that Tebow has been getting “a lot” of snaps for a third-string quarterback and he thinks Tebow will have a role in the offense on a weekly basis.
As a passer, Klis believes Tebow has a long way to go. He says Tebow occasionally looks brutal, but is surprisingly accurate and throws with enough zip, especially over the middle. Tebow’s biggest weakness remains his inability to read defenses and tendency to lock into a primary receiver.
It’s awfully early, but Klis’ words support our rough expectations for Tebow this season.
We’d be surprised if Tebow isn’t a significant part of the team’s offense, and we’d be more surprised if he starts any games except for a meaningless late season affair.