Jaguars TE Tim Tebow isn’t the first quarterback to try to convert to tight end. In fact, Washington TE Logan Thomas just completed a successful breakout season after making the transition. It took the former Virginia Tech quarterback a good two years to get to this point, however, particularly when it came to mastering blocking.
“Shoot, it took me a solid two years to be comfortable playing, like, ‘All right, I know what I’m doing,’” Thomas said. “This is how to do it. Now go out there and do it. Now, are you going to automatically give up weight and size? Yeah, but if you stay low and have your technique, that’s what does it. But it took me two years to be like, ‘Man, I can do this. I’m completely comfortable.’”
Thomas expanded on all the minutiae it took him so long to learn. He had the advantage of being 25 when he started his transition, while Tebow is 33.
“If you’ve never played a position where you have to block, it’s [hard],” he said. “[You have to learn] if the run is going to the left, how fast the defensive end is going to disappear to the left. Or if the run is going right, how quickly they’re trying to beat you over your face. And if you’re trying to go head-to-head, they’re automatically bigger, stronger than you are. It’s just learning the technique and the understanding of how to do it, what to expect and how to execute what you’re going to do.”
“I don’t know where it (ranks) in the league, but I’ve played with enough quarterbacks,” said Hines, via Zak Keefer of The Athletic. “He has a really pretty deep ball. I’ve liked everything I’ve seen from him so far. I love Philip. He’s just not as mobile as Carson. Carson will probably be able to get out of a little bit more jams and pressure situations in the red zone and third down.”
- Albert Breer of SI.com believes the Titans make the most sense as a trade partner for Falcons WR Julio Jones.
- Breer explains that Tennessee lost Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith and they could create the necessary cap room to absorb his contract by reworking Ryan Tannehill‘s deal.
- Beyond that, Breer mentions that Tennessee’s window to win is now.
- Jordan Schultz reports that the Titans are aware other teams are making a run at trading for Jones and are also making a “consistent push” for Jones while remaining wary of not overpaying for the 32-year-old veteran.