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Urban Meyer thinks Tim Tebow will find success in the NFL

Athlete Tim Tebow attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.
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Last year at this time, Tim Tebow was working with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in training camp. After failing to make the team, the former Heisman Trophy winner finds himself out of football. Although he is still hopeful and keeping himself prepared physically and mentally, it seems slim that a team will give him the opportunity at the position of quarterback despite his brief success as a starter with the Denver Broncos.

Urban Meyer, Tebow’s former head coach at the University of Florida, is a bit perplexed that Tebow hasn’t been invited to training camp by an NFL team. Meyer said Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days, “I still don’t get that part of it. He’s the second-most efficient passer ever to play college football.”

Tebow’s college success hasn’t transferred to the professional level even with his brief success with the Broncos. After being traded to the New York Jets following the 2011 season, Tebow saw his NFL career fizzle. Many believe if the Patriots couldn’t make it work with Tebow then no team could. Meyer believes his former quarterback still has a shot in the right system. The Ohio State coach said, “He had really good personnel around him (at Florida) and we utilized his skill very well. I think in a traditional setting, it is difficult, but there’s a lot of non-traditional offenses now in the NFL.”

Until that right team surfaces, Tebow has set his attention to his broadcasting career with the SEC Network. However, if he gets the call from an NFL team, Tebow has certainty prepared himself to be ready. At just 26 years old, Tebow is holding onto his dream of becoming a starting NFL quarterback and is doing everything he needs to do to get better. He has been working out with quarterback guru Tom House and recently told Phoenix TV station KSAZ, “I feel great. I feel the strongest, healthiest, throwing the best I ever have. I’m just really excited about the improvement.”