Tim Tebow to Wear Jersey No. 5 With New England Patriots At Mini Camp

By Paul Seaver
Ed Mulholland-USA Today Sports

On Monday evening, the New England Patriots sent shock waves through the NFL free agent market by taking a chance and signing “quarterback” Tim Tebow.

Tebow officially signed a contract with the Patriots on Tuesday morning, agreeing to a two-year deal with no guaranteed money. His contract basically gives him a shot at making the New England roster for this upcoming season, but he is going to have to prove his worth if he intends on being a Patriot when the season begins in September.

With that being said, Tebow needs to be open to learning new positions and helping the team in any way that he possibly can. Tebow will certainly not compete for the quarterback position with Tom Brady at the helm and in fact, the Patriots have quite the back-up in Ryan Mallet.

Speaking of Mallet however, his jersey number is No. 15, the same number that Tebow has worn throughout his short, NFL career. So, as you would expect, a number change was coming.

Tebow will wear No. 5 with the Patriots’ mini camp opening up on Tuesday morning. It’s his old high school number:

That’s news, right? It’s Tebow-related, so it automatically qualifies.

New England head coach Bill Belichick also addressed the media on Tuesday morning and as you can expect, he didn’t shed much light on Tebow and his role with the Patriots. In fact, it can probably be assumed that Tebow will address the media himself at some point on either Tuesday or later in the week, but don’t expect much of an update from him either.


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