Darren Waller offers to mentor Tim Tebow on tight end position

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Tim Tebow didn’t get an invitation to attend last month’s tight end conclave. He has received an invitation for one-on-one training with one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

Darren Waller of the Raiders has offered to help Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow learn the ropes of his new position.

“If he thinks he can learn from me, then I’d love to help him and help make his transition smoother,” Waller told TMZ.com.

Waller previously made a less dramatic position shift, from receiver to tight end.

“I tried to find any information I could from watching guys play or asking people when I moved,” Waller said of his own move. “So I’d love to continue to pass that on and help him be a better player.”

Waller believes Tebow will thrive in his new role because, ultimately, Tebow is a football player.

“Football is in his blood,” Waller said. “So I feel like he’ll find a way. He’ll find a way. He’s physical, he’s athletic. So I wish him nothing but the best going forward.”

Waller, 28, has provided one of the NFL’s best examples of perseverance and determination in recent years. After substance-abuse issues derailed his career following two seasons in Baltimore, he found a home with the Raiders — and he has become in the last two seasons a star, with 197 total catches, 2,341 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns.

16 responses to “Darren Waller offers to mentor Tim Tebow on tight end position

  1. Wow! Another football player not bashing Tebow and offering to help. I have a new found respect for Waller.

  2. Waller is a class act and a really great success story.

    He just became my favorite, non-Patriot tight end.

  3. Good for Waller. Ignore the negativity, embrace the positivity. So many folks these days could learn a thing or two….

  4. Tebow is twice as rich as Waller and gets $1.6 million a year in endorsements for doing nothing! Tebow should pay him!

    Nice gesture aside; this is a joke and mockery to every young player fighting for a roster spot. To have a 33-year old guy who could never make it at any position in the NFL or MLB until his father figure hands him a spot is nepotism at it’s core and makes a mockery of the concept of fair competition! Meyer might as well bring in his fat uncle to long-snap!

  5. sbc2556 says:
    July 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Nice gesture aside; this is a joke and mockery to every young player fighting for a roster spot. To have a 33-year old guy who could never make it at any position in the NFL or MLB until his father figure hands him a spot is nepotism at it’s core and makes a mockery of the concept of fair competition! Meyer might as well bring in his fat uncle to long-snap!
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    The Jags best TE last season averaged 23 yards a game. I’m sure you’d welcome that player back.

  6. I hope Tebow can shut down all his critics. I hope he excels as the Jags tight end.

  7. If Tebow worked out next to Waller he might understand that he needs to quit now.

  8. Love Waller and Timmy, respect to Waller for reaching out to a fellow player.

  9. Waller is the BEST TE in the league in regards to ability, character, and perseverance.

  10. Waller is hyper-elite, Tim should be sprinting to his cell phone to sign up for that offer.

    And if anyone can pick up this position fast and do an admirable job of it, it’s Tim. He has the size, athleticism, work ethic and football IQ for it. If he had someone like Waller letting him in on the secrets, I don’t care what anyone says, he could do this thing. The fact that he hasn’t been cut yet should tell you he’s killing himself to try to make this happen.

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