Patriots planning to keep Tim Tebow at quarterback not tight end?
When the New England Patriots signed Tim Tebow, there was instant speculation that they would move the versatile player to another position such as tight end or fullback. But that might not be what the team has planned.
Per Rotoworld, ESPN Boston reporter Mike Reiss said on “SportsCenter” Friday that it would be a “surprise” if the Patriots converted Tebow to tight end. Reiss also reportedly said the Patriots have “made it pretty clear” that Tebow is there to compete for the third-string quarterback position.
Between Rob Gronkowski’s multiple surgeries and the murder investigation of Aaron Hernandez, people believed the Patriots were growing thin at tight end and that they would be even more motivated to convert Tebow. However, the Pats already have several experienced tight ends such as Jake Ballard, Daniel Fells, and Michael Hoomanawanui on the roster.
Though many of us do not think Tebow has the skills to make it in the NFL as a quarterback, it is important to keep in mind that Josh McDaniels, the Patriots’ offensive coordinator, moved up in the first round to select Tebow as a quarterback in 2010. Clearly he believes Tebow can succeed in the NFL as a quarterback, so it would make sense for the Patriots to make that the top priority when it comes to developing the former Heisman Trophy winner.