Emory Jones, Tim Tebow and the Two Quarterback System

Updated: Nov 16, 2019

Emory Jones scores a rushing touchdown—Photo Credit: Alex Shepherd

Emory Jones has become a lesson in patience.

The No. 11 Florida Gators redshirt freshman quarterback is the prototypical Dan Mullen quarterback, a running passer with open field elusiveness that helps open up his passing game.

He harkens back to Mullen quarterbacks of old: Tim Tebow, Dak Prescott, Nick Fitzgerald. As such, the anticipation for his full implementation into this offense has always simmered and reached a fever pitch at other times. So when starter Feleipe Franks went down with a season ending injury versus Kentucky, the question that had been whispered on the wind for a year was suddenly being yelled from the mountain tops. What does this mean for Emory Jones?

For his part, Emory Jones admits he had an idea of what would become of the quarterback position between he and Kyle Trask following Franks’ injury.

“I kind of like knew how it was already. [Mullen] just told us, told both of us you know, 'Just stay ready', like exactly when he went down he came to both of us, like 'both of y'all are probably going to play the rest of this game', Kyle went in, he was hot.”

Trask was hot, and took over the reins to the starting role, a position in which he has flourished since. Jones has seen his role increase as well, compared to his redshirt season in 2018 at least.

Not long after Franks’ injury, Dan Mullen<