Tim Tebow may play some running back on Sunday in New England, and that’s not the only way he could help the Jets beat the Patriots.
According to Jets coach Rex Ryan, Tebow has already done valuable work in practice this week: Tebow played the role of Tom Brady for the Jets’ scout team to prepare the defense, and Tebow also provided information about the play-calling tendencies of Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who coached Tebow in Denver.
“I thought we had a good week of practice,” Ryan said. “Obviously, it’s hard to simulate their tempo, their no-huddle, how precise Brady is, and those types of things, but we did our best. Tebow had a good grasp playing under Josh McDaniels and being drafted by Josh, so he did a nice job at quarterback for us, I thought. The scout team did well. We did our best out there. I thought our preparation was good.”
Asked whether picking Tebow’s brain for intelligence about McDaniels was part of his preparation, Ryan confirmed that it was.
“Absolutely, we did that with Tim,” Ryan said.
We’ll see if it pays off on Sunday.