Tim Tebow reportedly will sign with Patriots

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Apparently Bill Belichick wasn’t lying when he said the report that he hated Tim Tebow was untrue and baseless. How do we know? Because ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the New England Patriots are signing Tebow and expect him to be in camp on Tuesday.

Werder says that Belichick “has always spoken of Tebow with admiration.” Werder also notes that the move reunites Tebow with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who traded up to draft the Heisman Trophy winner when he was the head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2010.

The Patriots reportedly have already released quarterback Mike Kafka to make room for Tebow on the roster.

Tebow’s last start as a quarterback came in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs when his Broncos were spanked by the Pats 45-10. Tebow led the Broncos to the AFC West title that season after taking over as the team’s starting quarterback midseason. The Broncos went 7-4 with Tebow as the starter, and they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild card round of the playoffs before losing to the Pats.

Belichick is close with Urban Meyer, who was Tebow’s college coach at Florida. Belichick has always spoke highly of Tebow’s character and work ethic. Now he gets to have him on his team.

One upcoming change for Tebow will deal with his number. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett wears jersey No. 15, so Tebow might have to pick a new one.

Another fun note to this story is that the Patriots play the Jets on Thursday Sept. 2 to kick off Week 2. The Jets acquired Tebow in a trade last year, but they hardly used him and ultimately released him after the season.

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  • WhenWillTheyShoot71

    good for tebow.

  • SherylSimpson

    Why is this a “huge move,” as it was touted on your FB link? I mean seriously….he’s a media creation. It’s only “huge” to the honks who want us to believe it’s huge and a handful of rabid Tebow fans.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Huge news. It’s a big deal. It will affect the locker room and make the Pats a team of attention this season. And he reportedly will be moved to TE.

  • SherylSimpson

    Former teammates have said he catches no better than he passes. And I really don’t think Tim Tebow is going to add much to a locker room led by Brady and Belicek. I doubt many pros are inspired by his rah rah persona. This is only “huge” because you and most of the rest of the media say so.

  • SherylSimpson

    And I KNOW Belicek didn’t bring him in to make NE a “team of attention.” Media attention is the opposition of what Belicek wants.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I know exactly what you’re saying and I see your point. He’s not an impact player in your eyes, and he probably won’t have a big impact on the field. But he does have a huge impact on whatever team he joins because he has a huge fanbase, he is the most influential player in the league, and because people care about him more than other players.

  • SherylSimpson

    How does that translate to the field? I don’t think this move was made to boost NE’s fanbase either. I’m intrigued that Belicek sees a way to cash in on his limited talents while mediating the media frenzy.