Posted June 10, 2013

Report: Patriots to sign Tim Tebow

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Patriots reportedly signed Tim Tebow. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Patriots reportedly signed Tim Tebow to a contract and will invite him to camp. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots will sign former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and expect him to be at the team’s mandatory minicamp tomorrow, reports ESPN.com.

Financial terms and the length of an impending contract were not disclosed. Tebow is reportedly on his way to the team facility in Foxborough as the Patriots and Tebow brokered a deal within the last 24 hours.

Tebow was released by the Jets in April after spending one only uneventful season with team.

Before that, he was with the Denver Broncos for two seasons and led the team to an AFC West division title and a playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The move reunites Tebow with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was the Broncos head coach when they drafted Tebow in the first round in 2010.

PHOTO GALLERY: Classic photos of Tim Tebow

Tebow will likely try to just make the roster as quarterback in New England as he will fight for playing time behind Tom Brady and his backup Ryan Mallett. The team cut three-year veteran Mike Kafka to make room for Tebow on the roster.

There had been speculation that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t care for Tebow, but he came out last week and refuted those claims.


49 comments
ShojibAshrafiNaAshrafi
ShojibAshrafiNaAshrafi


I guess someone forgot to mention to you that the whole 'ban this' thing stopped being funny months ago. Now it's just a sign you can't think up anything intelligent to add to the conversation.

6marK6
6marK6

I don't blame Tebow for all the excessive and undeserved hype he gets, that is the media's doing. But he sure does get a lot of hype and undeserved attention. Oh well, I guess the media tells us what we want to hear.

BlackSession1
BlackSession1

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Todd862
Todd862

Way to go Bill Belichick - I JUST became a Patriots fan...and, you're forgiven for "Cheat-gate!!!" Tim has only done one thing in his career when given the chance - WIN! All other criticisms and compliments seem to miss that about him.

JasonMacBride
JasonMacBride

Gronkowski's injuries must be worse than reported.

BallRush
BallRush

Thought #1:  We all know that Brady has been struggling...  34 TDs and 8 interceptions in 2012.  Pats need better play at the QB position and Tebow is definitely the answer.  Pats win SB!

Thought #2:  The only reason the Pats lost to the Giants in the Superbowl and to the Ravens in the AFC championship is because Gronk got hurt and was not able to play.  Tebow takes over for Gronk on point after attempts... Pats win SB!

Thought #3:  Tebow is CIA trained in videography.  Tebow will steal the signs on his Get Smart watch camera and obviously....  Pats win SB!

Thought #4:  God determines outcomes of all games.  Tebow knows God...  Pats win SB!

Thought #5:  WTF is Belichek thinking!!!!  hahahaha


pvs
pvs

I had a really bad dream.......tell me it aint so

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

Another small/white/tank in the roster. I'm ok with this. They will use him as a more run based Wes Welker. Cool with me. 

J52
J52

Are you really having this conversation?  He is being hired for TE/HB/RB....

Stop with the AB talk...this isnt NY...

I think more importantly is how do you not see that?

HowieLee
HowieLee

Tim is not stubborn.  Tebow has said all along he is willing to play any position in the NFL. He also played nose guard in high school. He might be a great tight end, like his buddy on the Pat's, Hernandez.

doublejtrain68
doublejtrain68

Now that Tim is signed, can be quit being stubborn and accept the fact that he is not a starting QB? He needs to be a "Slash" and play H-back, fullback and special teams to take advantage of his running ability, not to mention be a short yardage specialist. 

dt
dt

Tell me this is a joke.  Now they need the media asking why Timmy's not starting.  It's because he has no way to unseat TOM BRADY!

Elle'sKitchen
Elle'sKitchen

I'm not thrilled with this, but if *anyone* can see some talent in Tebow and help him figure out how to improve it, it's Belichick.

JohnnyRollins
JohnnyRollins

Bless wishes Tim. You are a great athlete and more importantly a true Christian leader. Great organization to play for. Roll Tide, Go Gators and sic'em Tim.

RobertGraham
RobertGraham

I bet Belicheck finds a way to convince young Timothy that he's more "NFL" Talent as a fullback/halfback/tight end hybrid.

EliHatedbymostlovedbyfewEichert
EliHatedbymostlovedbyfewEichert

Well all the tebow maniacs got their wish, he got signed but lets be real here. Tebow IS NOT and i repeat IS NOT starting. Anybody who thinks tebow is gonna see the field in any compacity unless brady gets hurt is slim to none. And second bill will not put up with the tebow circus

EdEsposito1
EdEsposito1

Well the Patriots are always ahead of the curve.  They already have a gay QB.  Why not add a Born-Again.

kyyled5
kyyled5

@Todd862 i put the over-under on passes thrown this year at 5.

over-under on passes thrown while the game is within 14 points - zero.

Whatever
Whatever

@J52 I agree. With the way NE uses Hernandez, Tebow would be a great backup and could fill in for Gronk when he's hurt (note not if, but when). 

NE is moving away from receivers (since they never seem to be able to find one) and more into possession guys and TEs which are huge matchup problems for linebackers and safeties. Tebow fits right in this mold.

pvs
pvs

@doublejtrain68 Who should the Pats cut to make room for him on the 53-man roster?

BillieBob
BillieBob

@dt 

There isn't a credible sports reporter on the planet who would make a fool of themselves asking if Tebow is starting...

6marK6
6marK6

@RobertGraham I think if he wanted players that play those positions, he would have gone and got guys that play that posiition

BillieBob
BillieBob

@EliHatedbymostlovedbyfewEichert 

If you mean starting at QB, I agree... He might be an emergancy quarterback if Brady and Mallett both got hurt. But he could be a spot palyer as TE and FB...

Enough is Enough
Enough is Enough

@EdEsposito1 Brady's not gay and even if he was, so what? From all accounts he's a great guy, father, husband and future HOF'er. Get in tune with the real world dude OK?

RobertM
RobertM

@Whatever @Elle'sKitchen Agreed and that it what I am really excited to see how a group of very talented offensive minded football coaches will exploit his talents. I will however be supremely disappointed if they let him throw the ball in any circumstance. 

CyndiClaar
CyndiClaar

Tim Tebow will prove himself, I guarantee that.. All the naysayers will eat their words!!! Whether it be qb, hb, whatever position, I respect Billichek for taking him on!! I've liked Billichek for years and several teams ago, he may have cheated whatever but he's got guts!!!

CyndiClaar
CyndiClaar

Not to mention Giselle wears the pants in that household!!