Brett Hundley turned down the 2014 NFL Draft to return to UCLA for his redshirt junior season so he could improve as a passer, get the Bruins a Pac-12 championship and improve as a leader.
You’ll never guess who has been helping Hundley in the offseason to develop his leadership skills.
None other than former Florida Gators’ Heisman winning quarterback and former first round pick of the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow.
Brett Hundley said Tim Tebow spoke w him about how important it is to lead team meetings
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 24, 2014
The three-time Heisman finalist has been criticized over the years for his elongated throwing motion, lack of accuracy and unrefined mechanics as a pocket-passer, but you can’t knock Tebow for his leadership skills and ability to have teammates follow his lead.
Hundley has a great opportunity to soak up some knowledge from one of the best college quarterbacks of all-time and put those skills to the test when the Bruins open fall camp and embark on a season that could result in the Bruins playing in the Pac-12 Championship Game and potentially the College Football Playoff.
A potential first round quarterback a year ago, Hundley has the dual-threat ability NFL teams are looking for in a quarterback, but his decision to return to UCLA for his redshirt junior season was one that many talent evaluators believed was the correct one.
If his conversations with Tebow have an impact on him, he could end up with an NFL career that is much more productive than his leadership coach and could add a Heisman Trophy to his trophy case.