A few weeks ago, the New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shot down rumors that he supposedly “hated” the infamous Tim Tebow. Apparently, this was all part of the plan because the Patriots have agreed to a deal with the recently unemployed quarterback.
This is no surprise to me considering who the Patriots have as their offensive coordinator. Josh McDaniels was the head coach of the Denver Broncos when they traded up to get the quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft and is now the Patriots OC.
Combined with Belichick’s always uncanny approach, the trio could combine for great things in 2013, but something drastic will have to happen in order for Tebow to even see the field this fall. Tom Brady is a New England mainstay, so don’t expect to see No. 15 doing anything but protecting punters for most of the season.
With that being said, the Pats always find a way to keep things in house and use players in ways that no one else around the league even thought about.
While Foxborough is the immediate winner, the losers have to be the Jacksonville Jaguars who passed on the quarterback despite his hometown appeal. Either way, this is just another feather in the cap of Belichick who ceases to amaze — even if this move doesn’t work out, the Pats coach should be commended for taking a risk. After all, Tebow does have playoff experience and has shown he can shine on even the brightest of stages.
Of course, no one wishes ill-will upon Brady, yet if he goes down like he did in 2008 then Tebow-Mania will be alive and well in Foxborough.