Jets May Use Tim Tebow At RB This Sunday -
Tim Tebow’s role may expand to include snaps at running back this week when the Jets visit New England in a crucial AFC East clash. With backup tailbacks Bilal Powell (dislocated shoulder) and Joe McKnight (ankle) banged up, Rex Ryan was asked if he might use Tebow to spell Shonn Greene. “That’s a possibility,” Ryan said (via the Newark Star-Ledger). “The thing about him being a football player, like we’ve always talked about, by playing quarterback he knows all the positions. We can plug him in at running back we can plug him in at tight end or whatever. I think the answer is yes.” In August, Tebow responded to ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge’s assertion that he could be an asset at running back for the Jets by reiterating, “I’m a quarterback, first and foremost.” But at this point, he seems willing to play any position that will give him more time on the field.
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