Tomlinson: "Tebow is the Wildcat"

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June 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson smiles during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

LaDainian Tomlinson is no longer a New York Jets running back. However, he had some interesting things to say in an interview with Rich Eisen for his podcast. Specifically, he was discussing the role of Tim Tebow, and his importance in the Jets offense. He basically says that his role will be a well-defined one:

“I think Tebow is the Wildcat,” Tomlinson said. “He’s their Wildcat quarterback. I mean, let’s think about it. Since Rex (Ryan) has been the head coach, he’s always had that Wildcat guy at quarterback. Brad Smith. Now he’s simply bringing that back in Tebow. Now, they probably are going to throw the ball a little bit more with Tebow in the Wildcat situation, but that’s how they will play it: Mark’s our quarterback; Tebow will be our Wildcat quarterback.”

He feels that Tim will be used early and often:

“I think Tebow will definitely be a part of that first 15 plays, because he’s a guy you’re going to have to get on the field. He makes plays,” Tomlinson said. “Coaches always want to get the guys that make plays on the field. And so he’s going to be a part of that first 15. Mark just has to understand that this is a role that Tebow plays, every single game, he’s going to get his plays

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