New England Patriots release Tim Tebow
The New England Patriots have released Tim Tebow. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Saturday morning.
Throughout the offseason, there have been various reports and speculation about whether Tebow would make the Patriots’ 53-man roster. For the most part, beat writers seemed to agree that Tebow’s chances of making the final roster were slim. Those chances likely lessened during preseason play.
Tebow was not impressive in his three performances for New England during the preseason. He completed a miserable 36.7 percent of his passes and threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was also sacked seven times and looked completely lost during certain situations. In the third preseason game, which is typically when starters and roster locks get the most playing time, Tebow did not play at all.
Now, you have to wonder if Tebow’s NFL career is over. He hung around in free agency for quite a while before the Patriots signed him, so it’s not like there were teams lining up for his services a few months ago. Some team could bring him on board as a backup quarterback to boost ticket sales, but the odds of Tebow ever starting again in the NFL are very low.