It was reported yesterday that- New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has been working out with throwing guru Tom House on the campus of USC for the past week.
Tebow, the Jets’ big offseason acquisition, has spent the past five days making adjustments to his throwing motion under the tutelage of Tom House, a former major league pitcher now working as a volunteer pitching coach at USC.
Tebow had his last mechanics session with House on Friday and plans to fly back to New York this weekend. The Jets begin training camp on Thursday in Cortland, N.Y.
House has worked with a number of other prominent NFL quarterbacks this offseason, including Tom Brady, Alex Smith and Carson Palmer.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was the first quarterback to visit with House, in 2003, when Brees was playing with the San Diego Chargers.
The typical quarterback’s schedule is a weeklong program at the Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute on the USC campus, where 3D video analysis is used in coordination with traditional drills to break down individual motions to a thousand frames per second and discover small inconsistencies or errors.
House said Friday…
“I think he’s getting better, but the proof is in the pudding,” House said. “Being out here at USC is different than being with the New York Jets.”
ESPN reported that A Trojans’ program source told them that Tebow has used USC wide receiver Marqise Lee as one of his targets during throwing sessions. Lee is a talented sophomore expected to be a top pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Current Jets receiver Patrick Turner, who also played at USC, has caught passes from Tebow, as well.