After the conclusion of a news-filled week of minicamp activities at Redskins Park, Redskins.com intern Kevin Knight shares some of the players thoughts on the New England Patriots signing quarterback Tim Tebow.
News of Tim Tebow signing with the New England Patriots resonated throughout the NFL on Tuesday, reaching as far as Redskins Park.
While Washington has never faced the former University of Florida star and still won’t see him during the 2013 regular season (Super Bowl matchup pending) they still believe that the quarterback can make some noise in the NFL.
Fullback Darrel Young chatted with ESPN 980’s The Sport Reporters after minicamp this week and per the norm since Tuesday, the conversation shifted to Tebow.
Despite the fact that Tom Brady is firmly entrenched as the team’s starting quarterback, No. 36 thinks that he’ll still be used in some variety.
“Belichick has a plan for him, and Josh McDaniels does too. (McDaniels) had a plan for him when he drafted him.”
Young knows a thing or two about being a great lead blocker. After all his contributions in the running game helped lead Alfred Morris to a franchise record 1,613 yards. So when asked the question about if Tebow could transfer to the backfield, he gave a short by affirmative answer:
“I think he can.”
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was asked about Tebow during his press conference on Tuesday after practice and despite a brief laugh in amazement that the question was indeed asked, No. 10 said he is always happy when a quarterback is removed from the unemployment line.
“I think it’s good. I know for one, I always root for guys, especially quarterbacks, as odd as it sounds. I’m a quarterback-friendly guy, so I try to root for them that they always succeed and you hate to see a guy out on the street no matter what position he plays.”
Griffin III and Tebow are two of only five active Heisman-winning quarterbacks currently employed in the NFL and while he won’t be rooting for Tebow to outshine him if they square off each other; he hopes his stay in New England will translate into a successful career.
“I wish the best for him.”
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