Jets' Original Plan for Tebow? Tailback

Jets' Original Plan for Tebow? Tailback

The New York Jets had a vision of Tim Tebow being a versatile weapon for them in 2012, and they surely tried to make it happen by lining him up at quarterback, H-back, personal punt protector and blocking back on shotgun passes.

There was one more spot they wanted to place Tebow but never got around to doing so: Tailback.

The team had visions of lining up Tebow at running back in traditional sets when they acquired him via trade from the Denver Broncos last March, according to a person with knowledge of the team's plans at the time of the trade. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the Jets didn't divulge that plan, said it involved more than the shotgun look and was intended to "give (Tebow) the ball and play at times just like (Shonn) Green and (Bilal) Powell" were used.

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