Tim Tebow: Jets’ backup QB could step in at RB

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Well, Tebow certainly looks the part of a running back, or at least a fullback after gaining muscle in the offseason to get up to nearly 250 pounds to handle the blocking on special teams. He has also been used to block on offense, too, when he and Sanchez have been on the field together.

“His skillset would be more based on power,” Ryan said. “I think he’s not going to be a blazer compared to other running backs, but he’s got power.”

The Jets curiously brought in free agent quarterback Kevin O’Connell for a workout Tuesday, and Ryan wouldn’t say Wednesday whether a signing was imminent. New York already has Sanchez, Tebow and Greg McElroy at the position, so the interest in O’Connell sparked theories that perhaps the Jets were considering changing their depth chart — and shifting Tebow’s primary responsibilities to other areas on offense.

Ryan said the team isn’t looking to add a speedier running back even with McKnight likely out, joking that the Jets aren’t considering trying cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who has played some at wide receiver, in the backfield.

“We’re good,” Ryan said. “We have some good backs, so I’m comfortable in our running back situation.”

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