New York Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh told the New York Daily News that he was impressed with quarterback Tim Tebow’s mechanics.
“I think he can be very good,” Cavanaugh told the Daily News. “I was pleasantly surprised when I saw him over an extended period of time . . . not just watching him play on film. I think he’s certainly got the arm strength. He has good mechanics. They’re getting better every day.”New York acquired Tim Tebow via trade after the young quarterback’s former squad, the Broncos, signed Peyton Manning as a free-agent. Due to Tebow’s success in the 2011 season, many have speculated that he will challenge incumbent Jets starter Mark Sanchez for the starting position once the 2012 campaign begins. Jets management, however, has affirmed that Sanchez is slotted to be the team’s No. 1 quarterback.
“I think with Tim, he’s more focused right now in the offseason on just working on the fundamentals of trying to be rhythmic in the pocket,” Cavanaugh said. “So (he) can be using the mechanics that (he) wants to be using. We started to toy a little bit with some of the other things that will happen to you . . . And he’s shown great progress. I’m real pleased with him.”