Tim Tebow has played in plenty of big games throughout his career, so it is hard to say that Thursday’s preseason finale with the Eagles is No. 1.
Given the possibility that his NFL career was on the line, however, it might have been — and Tebow stepped up big time.
“I think I’m getting more and more comfortable,” Tebow said. “More and more comfortable with the offense.”
Tebow finished his team’s 24-18 loss to the New York Jets on Thursday night 11-of-17 for 189 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, outplaying Matt Barkley in a game that could decide who lands the third-and-final quarterback spot.
“I just try to go out there and do what I’m coached and try to improve every day and compete,” Tebow said. “I feel like I just wanted to go out there and try to play my best and try to be the best I can be.”
Tebow got off to a slow start on Thursday, managing just one field goal in his first three drives on the field.
Even when he wasn’t moving the team, Tebow was showing improvement, as he delivered some of his best passes of the preseason, passes that ended up being dropped.
Things heated up for Tebow from there, as he led the Eagles on a seven-play, 85 yard touchdown drive to end the half. Tebow finished the drive off with a 18-yard touchdown pass on 3rd-and-16.
“Rasheed got a step on him,” Tebow said, “they tried to pass it off and Rasheed got a step and just gave him a shot and Rasheed makes a lot of plays.”
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SOURCE: NJ.com – Eliot Shorr-Parks