You can go ahead and add Mel Kiper Jr. to the long list of people who are not on board with Tim Tebow not only getting another chance in the NFL, but doing so as a tight end.
During an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Thursday morning, Kiper exploded on Tebow for what he believes is a “desperation move.” He also said Tebow had zero interest in playing any position besides quarterback when he came out of college in 2010.
“He didn’t want to be that guy,” Kiper said of Tebow’s refusal to play H-back or tight end. “So now at 34, all of a sudden he wants to be? He tried Major League Baseball, maybe try WWE, maybe be an assistant coach if you want that motivation or that leadership or that energy. But a strong GM would have said to Urban Meyer, ‘No.’ … This is the NFL. It’s not a hobby, it’s a full-time job.”
Tebow has not appeared in an NFL regular season game since 2012.
Back in February, he retired from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner returned to baseball in 2016 for the first time since his junior year of high school and reached Triple-A.
He finished his baseball career with a .223 average over 287 games.