Gators legend Tim Tebow shares honest take on Florida QB situation ahead of Alabama game
A huge game is on tap this Saturday over in the SEC, with the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide all set to take on the No. 11 Florida Gators in Gainesville. There will surely be a ton of attention for this game, and among those watching it will be Gators legend Tim Tebow himself, who sounded off on the intriguing quarterback battle between Emory Jones and Anthony Richardson (h/t Brad Crawford of 247 Sports).
“I think it’s both of them, by the way both of them have fantastic numbers in No. 5 and No. 15,” Tebow said on SportsCenter. “Both of these guys can really play. Anthony gets a lot of hype and he should. He’s an incredible freak. God gifted him. This dude is 6-4, 235 and he can run around you and run over. If he’s ready to go, he can give Florida a huge boost.”
“Also, we have No. 5 in Emory Jones. He’s a playmaker. He might not be getting the same hype, but he’s a very accurate passer.”
So far, it still remains a tossup under center, with both Jones and Richardson having their moments in the early goings of the season. Just take for example Week 2’s 42-20 Gators win over the South Florida Bulls on the road. In that game. Jones passed for 151 yards and a touchdown on 14-of-22 completions with two interceptions. He also for 81 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 rushing attempts.
Richardson, on the other hand, only had three pass attempts, two of which went for touchdowns. He also crushed it on the ground with 115 rushing yards and a TD on four carries for the Gators.
It’s possible that this showdown against a stout Alabama defense will spell which quarterback will get the No. 1 role going forward for Florida.
The Gators might end up needing both quarterbacks pulling off sensational performances to end their losing skid to Alabama.
Alabama enters today having won each of its past 7 games against Florida.
That is 1 win shy of tying the 2nd-longest winning streak by any team against Florida all-time. pic.twitter.com/mG1fRu831R
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