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Tim Tebow to New England Patriots is Quarterback’s Best Chance to Shine

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow was never given a fair shake with the New York Jets. After being traded from the Denver Broncos, who dealt the polarizing quarterback to the Gang Green to make room for future Hall of Fame signal caller Peyton Manning, Tebow rode the bench behind the struggling Mark Sanchez the entire season, also breaking two ribs during the latter part of the year.

On Apr. 29, a miracle took place when Tebow was released by the Jets, officially ending the 25-year-old’s time with a team and a coach that never utilized his unique skill set thus freeing him up to sign with any interested suitor.

Unfortunately, the only squads who showed any interest were from lingerie leagues, arena leagues and Canadian leagues, leaving the former Florida Gators QB’s NFL future in doubt.

On Monday, a new door finally opened for Tebow when the New England Patriots inked him to a contract and announced that he will join them in mini camp on Tuesday — and not as a punt protector or a running back or a tight end, but as a quarterback.

Don’t expect Tebow to unseat three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and become New England’s new starting quarterback. That’s about as likely as Tebow’s former coach Rex Ryan becoming a preacher.

Do expect Bill Belichick, who is one of the more inventive and successful coaches — not just in the modern era, but of all-time – to put Tebow in the best possible positions to succeed.

For all of you evangelical Christians who have been dying to see Tebow on a bigger stage – myself included — your wish may soon come true. The Patriots are a perennial Super Bowl contender, and if anyone knows how to properly use the young passer’s talents, it’s the aforementioned Belichick.

While some had hoped to see Tebow return to his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars, I truly believe New England is the best fit for him. After a season with the hapless Jets, he’ll finally be suiting up for a winner again.

And we know that’s all he really wants.

Josh McKinney is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SuperJMac32, “Like”  him on Facebook or add him   to your network on Google.