Skip to comments.Tim Tebow to sign with New England Patriots, play QB
Posted on 06/10/2013 2:19:56 PM PDT by GQuagmireEdited on 06/10/2013 3:10:34 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
It's safe to say Bill Belichick doesn't hate Tim Tebow after all.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday the New England Patriots are signing Tebow after all. Just in time for Tuesday's mandatory minicamp.
Way back in April, the Patriots were atop our list of potential Tebow landing spots because of Belichick's appreciation of versatile players and his love of all things University of Florida. But this news still comes as a surprise because of the timing.
WOW !!! The Team of the great Tom Brady himself.
1) Tebow will have a shot to compete for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Tom Brady (it should go without saying that with Brady in the lineup, Tebow has no chance to start in New England),
2) The Patriots are more interested in taking a look at him at another position and as an occasional wildcat quarterback.
New England is a stable enough team they can handle the media circus with Tebow.
the most heathen area of the country again, no thanks, Tim, get out of that hell socialist hole
“We have room for one Quarterback here, Tim. His name is Tom, not “Tim”, get it? We’re going to put you where we put you, Tim, but our quarterback’s name is “Tom”. Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth? You are not the quarterback for this team, even if zombies rise from the grave and threaten mankind.”
I wonder if that means the Pats are trading Ryan Mallett? I can’t think of another reason they would be in such a rush to bring in another back up. Mallett to Dallas, perhaps???
Me thinks your number 2.
I thought that New England or New Orleans were the places he could end up as they have a QB no one would call to be replaced, a good coaching situation, and that top QB could mentor Tebow. I am happy to see someone is taking a shot at it.
In the NFL, a backup QB is only one play away from starting a few games. Think Matt Cassel.
I think they will use him as a backup because New England's OC is the coach who originally drafted him. Back when Brady was drafted, apparently no one thought he would be a big time QB.
I hope he goes well except playing the Jets. Then I hope he does really, really well.
With defenses bringing in more and more SEC thug players it’s good to have a back up who’s faced them before.
He (Tebow) won’t be with the team by the end of training camp.
But but but the NFL hates Christains....waaaaahhhhh.
Plus, Boston just loves sticking it to NY to do something they can't do. <^..^>
I guess New England Christians should be left in the dustbin, eh? We don’t even deserve to have a chance to have a professing Christian like that come here.
I just love encouraging words that Bible Belters like you give us. Makes me wonder just what kind of a Christian you must be, all smug in your self assuredness.
There but for the grace of God go I.
Mallett was a third round pick so I doubt there's a lot of trade value there. I suspect there will be a battle for the number 2 spot between him and Tebow. Since they already cut Kafka then the loser will be number 3.
Baraq’s #2 team, after the Steelers.
What a great MANeuver!!!I’m pumped.
‘I hope he goes well except playing the Jets. Then I hope he does really, really well.’
I think you are on to something. Look for the Pats, when playing the Jets, to work the ball inside the 5 yard line. I see Tebow scoring 4-5 touchdowns against the Jets just to rub it in their nose.
It would not be surprised if Belichek signed Tebow for this express purpose.
Mallett has been in the Patriot system since 2011 and is infinitely more talented than Tebow. A trade is brewing.
Good spot for him. They don’t put up with distractions, and Tebow can concentrate on football while the media and circus gets told to F-off by Belichek.
I wonder if Tebow’s going to play tight end or h-back with Gronkowski’s injuries.
Yeah, what happened to those claims? Well, let’s see what “the greatest football player of this or any other generation” (as his fans seem to view him as) can do now.
Mallett’s talented, but was a bit of a headcase. (At least at UM before his Arkansas transfer.)
Outside of academia and the crunchy urban areas (Wellesley, Cambridge etc), New England/Massachusetts is not as liberal as you would think. I think voting blindly D and being a cultural liberal are not one in the same. I know many union types who vote straight D but who are culturally conservative and will welcome Tebow with open arms. I know the owner, Bob Kraft, loves Tebow and his faith. He has said it publicly.
I think you are on to something. There were stories last week allegedly from the Tebow camp that they had concluded his career had come to a premature end. That might have been a signal he is now willing to play somewhere other than QB. I’m glad he finally landed somewhere.
My God... Tebow can learn a lot from Brady! I think this is great!
(Although, I still think Charlotte should have picked him up.)
According to CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman, Tebow will be tried at tight end. That would be a good move on Tebow’s part cuz he ain’t gonna make it in the NFL at QB.
Sounds like the Pats may be experiencing a metamorphosis, and Tebow is no longer the man who disappeared...
Eh. Don’t let it get you down. I am from Massachusetts, and know this place for what it is, and don’t really blame folks for feeling the way they do.
There are conservatives, real ones up here, and Christians. The political system is deeply entrenched.
That said, I try not to let the blanket statements get to me, because I have been all too willing to mouth them myself on many occasions in the past. My favorite target was California, and I thought it would be fine if the big one struck and slid the whole state into the ocean (figuratively speaking, of course)
I have had the privilege of discoursing with many bright, staunchly conservative and patriotic Freepers from California over the years, and...I don’t use those types of blanket statements any more. I know how much they hurt, being lumped in with libtards from these regions.
I do keep in mind that liberalism is a cancer that is found in all states in the union, albeit in varying amounts. But it is there. And you can get liberal legislative and nanny state lunacy from even the most conservative states. People should keep in mind that state borders do not protect you from that cancer.
Liberalism is a relentless one-way ratchet. Once you begin losing ground to it, it is exceedingly difficult to get it back.
This is cool and all i guess but i live about 5 miles down the street from Foxboro Stadium.
I am now going to hear “Tebow this and Tebow that” everyday now for the foreseeable future.
Awesome. I hope he does well.
That said, this New England fan has no problem with Tim Tebow coming to Foxborough.
I suspect he will do whatever he is asked to do, and the circus won’t be able to get a foothold, no matter how hard they try.
I can see that infuriatingly deadpan Belichick face at the first press conference, and hear that boring, monotone reply: “We do what is best for the team. All players will contribute as we ask them to...blah...blah...blah...blah...blah...”
It will actually be kind of funny. And the reporters will simply stop asking him questions about it. I guarantee it.
“(it should go without saying that with Brady in the lineup, Tebow has no chance to start in New England)”
Don’t forget how Brady first got his start...
Hmmm. Isn’t that where Christians are needed the most? Or do you prefer preaching to the choir?
Heh, see my reply below at #39...I would be flabbergasted if Belichick lets this thing get crazy.
I find this kind of move completely fascinating.
What if Tebow became a Paul Horning type of player? I have always thought the halfback option was a great way to keep a defense off-balance, but I admit my understanding of how that might be defensed nowadays with modern NFL defenses might make it more of a trick play. Since we don’t see it that often, it might simply be my ignorance that makes it a viable alternative in my mind.
My mom had something to do with this I’m sure-
...after she passed away, her beloved Red Sox won the world series-she never gave up hope on them and clearly had God’s ear and probably a front row seat ;)
- and now-Tebow; she loved the Pats just as much...I can see her smiling but then begin wagging her finger (like she used to do at the TV) and yelling down to the coach :”don’t screw it up, Belichick!!!”...
I miss her to bits and only watch baseball&football so I can remember how she used to swear under her breath during a game- (usually that practice was reserved for Rush/Bush as she was an Irish- Catholic Kennedy Democrat) or how she used to clap and yell: “Yaaaaayyy!” when they got a touchdown, a huge smile on her face....
So “don’t screw it up Belichick”-my mom is watching! ;)
End-around with a pass option.
Big smile :)
That was my thinking, exactly!
No doubt the Pats OC Josh McDaniel had a lot to do with bringing him in, seeings how he was Tebow’s first head coach in the NFL. I hope it works out well.
Tom Brady has a quite a few years on him. He will not be the PAtriot’s QB forever. Tebow has just started his Pro-career really, so if he is patient and the Patriotss want a backup they can train and mold, and prepare for the day Brady retires...or in case he is injured, Tebow could easily be that man.
Oh holy cow, there’s going to be a train wreck between my ears when I find myself rooting for the pPpppPppPp-p-p-atriots. ARGH! There [ptuiii] I said it. Yes, I’ll root for Tebow, even on the PppPPpp-p-p-p-pPatriots. [sigh]
I think I’d better go take a couple of aspirin now.
Good move. They really use their TE's in New England.
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