Now that Tim Tebow has turned into more of a punt returner instead of a quarterback, the New York Jets have asked him to pack on the pounds. And since Tebow is such a nice guy who he wouldn’t dare argue with his coaching staff, he has already gained close to 10 pounds.
Tebow, whom the Jets plan to use in a Wildcat package, revealed Wednesday at minicamp that his weight is 249 pounds — about nine pounds heavier than his playing weight last season with the Denver Broncos. The Jets’ backup quarterback said the team wants him at 250 for the season.
“I’m trying to be in shape, be strong enough to do anything, but also fast enough to run around a little bit as well,” said Tebow, adding that he’s never been this heavy.
Tim tebow is planing on playin at 250 this season. Thats a fat ass qb or a normal full back. #JusSayin
— Marshall (@Marsh_Miller) June 13, 2012
You know the Jets value Tim Tebow at QB when they tell him to gain weight so he can play other positions too #ohwait
— Roo (@SchoolboyRoo) June 14, 2012
Tim Tebow to gain weight??? rex Ryan must be eyeing him as DE or something, but not a QB ?!?
— Can Demirel (@SCanDemirel) June 14, 2012
Tim Tebow weighs 250 pounds. Damn, that's like 70 pounds more than me.
— Al Negron (@altothenegron) June 14, 2012