Tim Tebow Bulking Up at the Jets Request

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June 14, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) throws a pass during minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

It will be a bigger version of “Tebowmania” in Gotham.

No, not because it will be crazier, but because Tebow is actually bigger.

This week, Tim Tebow revealed the fact that he is up to 249 pounds, which is 9 pounds heavier than his playing weight last season in Denver. The team has advised Tebow that they want him at 250 pounds for the season.

By the way, fullback John Conner is only 245 pounds.

“I’m trying to be in shape, be strong enough to do anything, but also fast enough to run around a little bit as well,” said Tebow, adding that he’s never been this heavy.

The bulk up does make it clear that the Jets will be using Tebow in the rushing attack, as well as blocking in the punt game. The Jets have made it known that there is no quarterback controversy, that Tebow will perform his quarterbacking duties in Wildcat packages. He also took a couple of red zone snaps with the starters on Wednesday, as the Jets feel he will be an asset in the redzone with his rushing ability.

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