The mystery behind QB Tim Tebow’s countless roles with the Jets may include a wrinkle that has flown under the radar. Although the Jets brass has openly discussed his value as the team’s personal punt protector and backup quarterback, coaches have also bounced around the idea of using their newest versatile weapon in a different capacity on special teams: kickoffs.
“I think there might be some value there on kickoff returns,” said assistant special teams coach Ben Kotwica. “It’s something that we’ve talked about. I don’t think there’s any option with Tim that we’ve taken off the table. So, that would be something that would be new to him as well. In what we’ve asked him to do as the personal protector (right now), he’s done an excellent job.”