The New England Patriots have agreed to a deal with free agent quarterback Tim Tebow.
The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Ed Werder:
Just filed to ESPN: The Patriots are signing QB Tim Tebow and expect him to be in minicamp tomorrow
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) June 10, 2013
The saga of Tebow will rage on and head slightly north after its tumultuous season in New York a season ago. Tebow was released by the New York Jets earlier this off-season to nobody’s surprise after the organization made the decision to draft Geno Smith in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Tebow has been the most publicized quarterback in recent memory, guiding the Denver Broncos to a playoff victory in 2011, before he was sent packing to the east coast just last year. Tebow sat behind starting quarterback Mark Sanchez for the entire 2012 season, appearing only in specific packages and random situations.
As for the Patriots, well they had been a team that had been linked to Tebow in the past and the situation certainly allows New England to stretch the field and expand their already loaded and dangerous offense. Tom Brady, who surely won’t come off the field, will likely be looking to mix things up with Tebow and you can guarantee that head coach Bill Belichick will have a few tricks up his sleeve.
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