Jets QB Coach Cavanaugh ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ By Tim Tebow

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (WFAN) – Nobody outside the Jets organization seems to know exactly how backup quarterback Tim Tebow will be utilized next season.

Special teams coach Mike Westhoff indicated the former Broncos starter would see time on his unit. There have been rumblings of Tebow coming out of New York’s backfield. The 24-year-old himself said last week that he had been working only at the quarterback position.

As his 46.5 completion percentage and 72.9 rating from 2011 might indicate, Tebow could certainly use some work under center. Even though he led Denver from one comeback win to another, the scramblin’ quarterback was criticized heavily last season for his not-so-traditional throwing style.

So far, Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh has been pleased with Tebow’s progress.

“I think he can be very good,” Cavanaugh told the New York Daily News. “I was pleasantly surprised when I saw him over an extended…

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