Eric Dungey had a productive career at Syracuse, but there wasn’t a single NFL team that looked in his direction during the 2019 draft, with many holding the belief that he doesn’t have the skills to succeed at quarterback at the next level.

The New York Giants saw some athletic potential in Dungy after the draft however, and subsequently signed him to a rookie free agent deal.

But quarterback isn’t a need for the Giants, and it’s not necessarily what they have envisioned for Dungey anyway.

During the team’s rookie minicamp, Dungey was listed as both a quarterback and a tight end, and he took reps at each position. And while it may not be an ideal situation for the young gunslinger, it gets his foot in the door.

That toe in the water could turn into something much more, says former Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, who offered Dungey some valuable advice on Thursday.

“Although you might not have been drafted where you wanted, don’t let that define you. Just continue to work, put your head down, show ‘em,” Tebow said, via Syracuse.com. “You’ll get your opportunity in camp and OTAs. Make the best of that. Whether it’s one play, it’s six plays, it’s 10 plays in a practice, when you get your chance you’ve got to be able to shine, especially when you’re someone that you weren’t drafted in the early rounds. So I just encourage him that when he gets his chance try to make the most of it. But be ready for it.”

Despite his own success at the college level, Tebow was also viewed as a “slash” player when he entered the league, performing at various different roles in addition to quarterback, including running a wildcat with the New York Jets.

Ultimately, Tebow says, Dungey will have to follow his own heart and mind in determining if a position change is worth it to him.

“It just depends what’s on his heart. If he’s open to it, then be open to it,” Tebow said. “Be great at whatever you’re called to do. I think when teams asked me to do other things and I was on their team, I did it to the best of my ability. That was different than choosing to go sign with a team when they wanted me to be a full-time H-back, tight end, running back, whatever, because that wasn’t on my heart. But once I was I was on the team, I gave them everything.”

Tebow spent a few years in the NFL, finding early success at quarterback with the Denver Broncos before closing things out as a fullback/tight end with the aforementioned Jets. And while it wasn’t exactly what he had in mind when he entered the league, Tebow rolled with the punches to the best of his ability.

If Dungey does the same with the Giants, perhaps they’ll be able to find a valuable and worthwhile role for him.