Trey Burton has some tight end advice for Tim Tebow

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As a 29-year-old tight end who has always been a tight end waits for his next NFL opportunity, a 33-year-old quarterback turned baseball player is trying to become a tight end.

Based on Tim Tebow’s first practice with the Jaguars, veteran tight end Trey Burton has some free advice, based on the first video from Thursday of Tebow in Jacksonville: “Someone tell my guy that he doesn’t need to put his gloves on for probably another 30-45 minutes.”

Burton, who is available to be signed by anyone and who has played the position for seven seasons, is perhaps best known for throwing the Philly Special touchdown pass in Super Bowl LII. Which puts him just one career postseason touchdown pass behind Tim Tebow.

Burton and Tebow at one point for teammates. In 2015, Tebow spent time with the Eagles before being released just before the start of the regular season.

11 responses to “Trey Burton has some tight end advice for Tim Tebow

  1. If Burton was a more willing blocker, he would probably have a job right now.

  2. No doubt Burton is a better tight end than Tebow the only question would be is Burton a better quarterback than Tebow? I’d say probably

  3. It’s always the most successful players willing to help the others out πŸ˜‚

  4. So now we’re going to knock Tim Tebow for working hard and giving it 150% for wearing gloves all the time? He’s never played Tight End in the NFL, i admire Tebow’s work ethic. Maybe if you didn’t think it was so lame to try in the first 30 minutes of practice you might have a job Trey Burton…

  5. @arachattack says:
    May 21, 2021 at 9:41 am
    It’s always the most successful players willing to help the others out πŸ˜‚

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    Especially when the successful player contributed significantly to his team becoming Super Bowl Champs!

  6. I have no dog in this fight, I see both sides. From the “give him a shot/sell merchandise perspective and also from the “he’s taking another guys slot perspective. At the end of the day it’s Meyer’s and Khan’s call though, so I say let’s see what he can do. Now if he sucks and still makes the team, then that truly is something to be upset about. I will add this though Mike Florio, were you aware that when Trey Burton first came to the University of Florida, he was also a QB? He switched positions there to more of a swiss army knife kind of player, ultimately ending up as a TE in the NFL.

  7. Why doesn’t Trey swallow his pride and come back to the Eagles? Like Nick Foles he just hasn’t been good elsewhere like he was in Philadelphia.

  8. Burton was a Florida QB then RB then WR who converted to TE in the NFL. Saying he was always a TE is the opposite of the truth. He is just like Tebow, not different. Tebow just has more upside as an athlete. Burton peaked in 2018 and has been a major disappointment since. He is not owed an 8th season.

  9. @skippyx says:
    May 21, 2021 at 12:22 pm
    Burton was a Florida QB then RB then WR who converted to TE in the NFL. Saying he was always a TE is the opposite of the truth. He is just like Tebow, not different. Tebow just has more upside as an athlete. Burton peaked in 2018 and has been a major disappointment since. He is not owed an 8th season.

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    Burton definitely peaked but to say Tebow, at age 33 and not having played meaningful football since he left Denver, has more upside at age 33 is ridiculous. It’s ok to be a fan of Tebow, but don’t be blinded. You probably think that never mind…different topic.

  10. Trey Burton likely could have a job if he too would play for minimum salary or even 1.5x

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