Tim Tebow has always had an awkward throwing motion, and there has always been a debate about whether he needs to overhaul his mechanics, or whether he should just go out there and fling it.
Tebow apparently believes he still has to work on it, because he’s working with Tom House, a former Major League Baseball pitcher who now coaches both pitchers and quarterbacks on improving their throwing motions. ESPN Los Angeles reports that Tebow and House are working together at USC’s athletic facilities, and while the workouts have been closed off to the public and the media at Tebow’s request, House told ESPN he likes what he sees behind closed doors.
House sees progress in Tebow on the practice field, where he’s throwing to USC receiver Marqise Lee and Jets receiver Patrick Turner, although House cautions that the real question is whether Tebow will revert to his bad habits when he’s playing in live game action.
“I think he’s getting better, but the proof is in the pudding,” House said. “Being out here at USC is different than being with the New York Jets.”
House has worked with a number of other NFL quarterbacks, including Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Alex Smith, Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel, and many of them have said his training has been invaluable in helping them tweak their throwing motions.
For Tebow to look like a classic passer, his throwing motion will need more than a tweak. But he’s still working on it, as he heads into his third NFL season.