Reported via ESPN, free agent quarterback Tim Tebow is signing with the New England Patriots. The former New York Jets backup was released following the 2013 NFL Draft and up until today it was unclear whether or not he would be picked up.
Ed Werder reported that the Patriots will not only sign him, but he will be at minicamp on Tuesday – a quick turnaround for the heavily-criticized quarterback.
There have been many reports of this transaction taking place recently, but some have said head coach Bill Belichik denied the interest in Tebow. It is just like Belichik to keep these types of things under the radar until they are set in stone.
The questions now arise regarding Tebow’s future and whether or not he has a real chance of making the team. The one thing we know about him is that he is a winner and has the mentality of a winner no matter what the circumstances.
For that reason, this could be a great signing for Belichik and company. What better guys to be around, trying to further your development, than Belichik and future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady?
At the moment it is unclear whether Tebow will compete at the quarterback position or if he is willing to step into another role with the Patriots. If I was him, I’d be more than willing to do what Belichik wanted from me. They have a proven track record of winning, and that should be the number one motivator.
Unfortunately for Tebow, that hasn’t always been the case. He has said he doesn’t want to switch positions in the past and ‘is a quarterback.’ The unwillingness may end up hurting him in the end if he wants to have a real shot at making the Patriots’ roster.
We will find out more details on the matter real soon, it appears. Minicamp starts Tuesday.