TAMPA, Fla. — Tim Tebow and Vinny Testaverde . . . workout partners?
That appears to be the case. A Jesuit High School spokesman confirmed to FOXSportsFlorida.com that the pair of former Heisman Trophy winners held a private workout at the Tampa school on Monday afternoon. Testaverde, a former Miami and NFL quarterback who serves as the quarterbacks coach at the high school, hosted Tebow for what was described as a “private” get-together between the signal-callers.
The session comes at an interesting time for Tebow. He’s expected to attend the New York Jets’ voluntary offseason workouts next Monday in Florham Park, N.J., despite a foggy future with the team. Some work with Testaverde — whose son, Vincent Jr., is a junior quarterback at Jesuit High — could only be a benefit for the former Gators fascination.
“What I can say, officially, is he worked out here yesterday, and he worked out with Vinny Testaverde,” said Pete Young, a spokesman for Jesuit High. “Vinny is a parent at our school. His son goes to school here, and Vinny is also the quarterbacks coach for the football team . . . It was a private workout, and it was right in the middle of the day yesterday . . . There were a couple other guys out there with him, but I have no idea who they were. They were just catching passes.”
Apparently, this wasn’t the first time Tebow and Testaverde worked out together. Young said a similar meeting happened before, last March. With Monday’s event, though, Tebow and Testaverde chose to keep the session as low-key as possible, which means not speaking about their experience.
Testaverde, 49, played 21 seasons in the NFL. His career included stops with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens, Jets (twice), Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers.
“As best as I can tell, they want this as private as possible,” Young said. “So they make their contact at the school. They get permission. They do it, and they keep it quiet . . .
“Whenever they work out, they’re looking for some privacy, because, obviously, Tebow is world famous. He is who he is.”
And, apparently, he has a prominent workout partner as well.