Tim Tebow gets advice on tight end play from potential rival: ‘It’s a lot of mental’

Tim Tebow’s pursuit of a Jacksonville Jaguars roster spot drew criticism of naysayers even as the competition to fill the tight end positions was extremely thin.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox, who could be playing against Tebow in 2021, offered some advice to the former quarterback in an interview with TMZ Sports on Sunday.

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“The tight end position, you have to learn how to block,” Alie-Cox said. “You have to catch passes. The protection — the little things like that. So, it’s a lot that goes into it. It’s a lot of mental.”

Alie-Cox said he thinks Tebow could make the team.

“He hasn’t played the position, but I mean, he’s a hard worker. You can’t put anything past Tim Tebow,” he said. “I think he’s got it.”

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport revealed on “The Pat McAfee Show” earlier this month that the odds of Tebow making the 53-man roster as a tight end are “50-50,” according to a source.

“Is he gonna make the team? I was told 50-50,” Rapoport said Tuesday, via “The Pat McAfee Show.” “But he’s got the head coach in his corner, he’s obviously being brought on for a reason … They watched multiple workouts. I would imagine they think that he’s going to make it if they sign him.”

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Tebow signed a one-year, $920,000 deal with Jacksonville last month, getting the veteran minimum for a player with his experience.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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