Tim Tebow’s throwing mechanics have often been scrutinized and sometimes been scoffed at, but a man who knows better than most says Tebow’s mechanics are good.
Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh listed good mechanics as one of several attributes that he has liked seeing in his time working with Tebow.
“I think he can be very good,” Cavanaugh told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “I was pleasantly surprised when I saw him over an extended period of time . . . not just watching him play on film. I think he’s certainly got the arm strength. He has good mechanics. They’re getting better every day.”
Although the Jets have always maintained that they plan to use Tebow in the wildcat and on special teams and leave the base offense to Mark Sanchez, Cavanaugh says most of Tebow’s work so far has been on the basics of pocket passing.
“I think with Tim, he’s more focused right now in the offseason on just working on the fundamentals of trying to be rhythmic in the pocket,” Cavanaugh said. “So [he] can be using the mechanics that [he] wants to be using. We started to toy a little bit with some of the other things that will happen to you . . . And he’s shown great progress. I’m real pleased with him.”
With a career completion rate of 47.3 percent, Tebow has a lot of work to do as a passer. But Cavanaugh sounds convinced that Tebow is heading in the right direction.