Tebow Mania Heads to New England
The Tim Tebow saga has mercifully come to an end.
After being released by the New York Jets without even being given a chance to prove himself, Tebow embarked on a long and exhausting road to find a new team. Incredibly, it looks like Foxboro might just be his new home.
Tebow’s struggles to find a new team were not entirely unexpected. His footwork and throwing motion leave much to be desired, and the media baggage he carries around does not help much. It got so bad at one point that his old high school coach felt the need to plead his case to the NFL, as if that would make a huge difference.
Can’t say that it was expected that the Patriots would pick Tebow up. To use a metaphor from a different sport, this signing came from way out in left field. Belichick went on the record saying he would never sign Tebow because he does not see how this lightning-rod of a QB could fit with the Patriots team. You figure with Brady ensconced as the legend-in-progress, Tebow won’t get many chances, so it was a justified statement.
The drama did not stop there.
Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports jumped on the Tebow bandwagon, claiming Belichick wouldn’t choose Tebow simply because he hates him (yeah that’s the only reason, not that he really isn’t that good). Belichick fired back calling these claims absurd, and it appears that the recent signing backs those words up.
It will be interesting to see how Tebow is used. To go from scrounging around the independent leagues for a job while ready to hang up the spikes permanently to joining one of the best franchises in the NFL is a huge leap.
Add to that the fact he will be backing up one of the best QB’s in the game, and you start to wonder exactly what Tebow’s role will be.
Whatever happens we will find out soon enough, best luck of to Tebow and his ability to win, hopefully it can translate to the Patriots in the playoffs.