Florida’s Tim Tebow does not have what it takes to be a successful quarterback in the NFL, Fox NFL analyst and former NFL and college coach Jimmy Johnson told Sporting News Radio’s Todd Wright.
“I don’t think Tebow can play in a pro-style offense, not [at] quarterback,” Johnson said. “I think a team that’s gonna look at Tim Tebow. They’re gonna make one of two decisions. If they’re going to bring him into their style of play, with their coaching staff, they’ve gotta project him to be maybe an H-back.
“I don’t know if he’s fast enough to be a receiver, maybe he could be a tight end. [But] I don’t know if he can block, I don’t know if he can catch the ball. But he’s gotta play another position. He can’t play quarterback.”
Johnson’s theory on Tebow is in stark contrast to that of Tony Dungy, who said that if he were calling the personnel shots for an NFL team, he would draft Tebow ahead of any other college quarterback.
”If you’re gonna take Tim Tebow, and you’re gonna say, ‘OK, I’m gonna have him be our quarterback,’ you might as well get rid of your coaching staff and hire a spread-offense coach,” Johnson said. “So bring in a new coaching staff. Bring in Urban Meyer with him and run that style of offense if he’s going to be your quarterback, because he can’t play in a pro-style offense.”