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Jets’ Westhoff Reveals He’ll Use Tim Tebow On Special Teams

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – How exactly will the Jets use Tim Tebow?

The backup quarterback’s role has been clouded in speculation ever since his arrival. Special teams coach Mike Westhoff may have just cleared things up a bit.

Tebow will be used on special teams, Westhoff told the New York Daily News. He called Tebow a “more potent Brad Smith,” and said the former Denver star was enthusiastic about the idea.

Smith, now with the Buffalo Bills, was a fan favorite in New York for his electric versatility on offense and special teams. Westhoff wouldn’t get into details about Tebow’s exact function on his unit.

Coach Rex Ryan and new offensive coordinator Tony Sparano have said the 24-year-old will see his share of snaps on offense, too. But they’ve been just as stingy with their plans for Mark Sanchez’s backup.

Will his limited snaps come mostly under center in the wildcat offense, or could Tebow possibly see action out of the backfield?

“I won’t give you the vision of what I think will be his role in the offense. … As far as how we’ll use Tim, or what we’ll do with Tim that way, we’re going to keep that to us right now,” Sparano said on a conference call last week.

“I’m not going to tie myself down to just one thing,” he added.

Where do you think Tebow should get the majority of his snaps? Sound off below…