Re: if he makes the final roster
posted at 6/11/2013 8:45 AM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
who becomes expendable?
I think it is beyond doubt that Mallett is on the team and not traded.
I would think that Hooma, Fells, Blount, Bolden come to mind first. I can see TT getting 3rd QB reps and w/b the emergency QB, but I could see TT in the Hernandez role of lining up at the move TE position spread out or in the backfield. If Gronk and Hern are able to play game #1, would we see a TE grouping of Gronk, Hern, Ballard, Hooma and TT? Or a RB grouping of Ridley, Vereen, Bolden, Washington, TT?
I agree that we could see Tebow lining up at TE/H-back. Some here think that's a ridiculous theory and I don't know why. The guy is a monster in the open field with the ball and BB isn't going to keep 3 QB's on the roster. If TT makes the squad, I believe it's going to be because BB sees value in him in a separate role.
I'm not saying he's going to regularly line up at TE/H-back, but I could certainly see him getting 6-10 reps there and possibly some Wildcat infused to our offense (doubtful, but you never know with BB/McDaniels).
I think you can add Edelman to the list of possibly being expendable as well. Tebow now becomes your emergency QB and 7/8th option on offense. Once again, not likely but it's certainly plausible.