Open Thread: Could Tim Tebow Find Himself in a Patriots Uniform?

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Oh dear lord.

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

When it comes to Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots—nothing should surprise you.

With that being said, if Tim Tebow does end up entering the 2013 training as a member of the New England Patriots, that shouldn’t surprise you in the slightest way.

As the New York Jets released Tebow Monday morning, many NFL writers and analysts might link Tebow to the Patriots.

Why is that? Because Josh McDaniels, New England’s current offensive coordinator, is the man that drafted Tebow with the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

The connection to the Patriots doesn’t end there.

During the 2010 draft season, Bill Belichick and the Patriots should some interest in Tebow, as Belichick often praised Tebow.

To continue on the notion of Belichick praising Tebow—he is the kind of player that Belichick would love.

Tebow is a team player that will line up at just about any position that the team asks of him—something that Belichick loves. Tebow would not only find himself on New England’s depth chart as a backup quarterback, but he could find himself on the field playing as an H-back, tight end or fullback.

When it comes to scouting players, Belichick loves versatility and Tebow brings that to the table. Tebow might not be an NFL quarterback, but he is a football player.

There hasn’t been any reports of New England showing any interest in the free agent quarterback, but don’t be surprised if Tebow does end up entering training camp this summer as a member of the New England Patriots.

Your Turn: Would you want Tebow on the Patriots?

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29 Responses to “Open Thread: Could Tim Tebow Find Himself in a Patriots Uniform?”

  1. James says:

    No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No No …… just no

    • cc says:

      At this point…ALL DAY LONG BABY!
      NOTE: the comment of his 603 rushes for 2478 yards and 49 TD’s…….in 3 years at FLORIDA.
      I’d point blank pick up Tim Tebow as a “utility man” PLUS.
      I trade: Mallet, Cunningham, Deaderick and either VEREEN/RIDLEY and package em’ up before the trade deadline.

  2. PatsDJ says:

    If nobody gives Tebow a shot at playing QB, then tell him he can play for the Pats as a jack of all trades. I can see him at TE, FB, ST, and some short yardage QB. If he can swallow his pride and just play, I would be all for bringing him in. BB loves guys with some versitility. Tebow could be one of those players to do a little bit of everything. If he comes here the fans will love him, because he plays the game all out !!!!!!

  3. David L says:

    Tebow blocked on the punt team. He was not too proud to try and help his team.

    His best bet is to go to CFL and get reps at QB. If he can quiet his cynics he could be back in the league in a couple of years.

    I predict Washington Redskins pick him up. Their owner Dan Snyder is thinking marketing jerseys, etc. That’s why he signed a washed up Dion Sanders years ago I’m sure.

  4. Rob says:

    About as much chance as B.B. drafting another unknown safety. OH WAIT!!!

  5. J H TARBORO says:

    BB likes him, and Mcdaniels stole and drafted him, Mcdaniels owes it Tebow to fix him and work on his footwork and mechanics. Tebow isn’t a throw away athlete, teach him how THROW!!!

    • JV says:

      If he hasnt learned how to throw yet then he will never learn. Its pretty annoying a #3 QB gets so much pub.

  6. steve earle says:

    Tebow just won’t make it as an NFL QB and as far as another position goes he has never played one as far as I know so he would be low man on the depth chart starting out. Then he would have to learn the new position in just a few weeks. Could he do it? Maybe but how good would he be and what kind of upside could we expect? Then there is the media destraction level to consider. NE isn’t New York but to think our media is all that different is silly. I just have to question the idea of bringing him onboard.

    • MaineMan says:

      Tebow rushed 603 times for 2478 yards and 49 TDs in 3 years at Florida. If he was signed tomorrow, he’d have four full months (not “just a few weeks”) to pickup RB/FB duties.

  7. VT Bill says:

    According to a couple of knowledgeable Jets beat writers, Tebow is not interested in being other than a QB, so he better think about Canada because he ain’t a QB in NFL right now.

    As far as TE or Fullback, what makes him a good receiver or blocker?
    Pats just signed 2 UDFA TE’s. And we have 4 on our roster

    • cc says:

      Uhmm, Does the TE list your talking about list include the 2 part timer “starters” that are always injured a considerable amount of the time…….. & who else? Rookie Brad Herman? M. Hoomi……o.k.
      Noting: the shoulder injury TE case should respectively be brought into the WR realm a bit.

  8. JV says:

    No..unless the pats need a #3 QB

  9. dustin says:

    I find it funny how everybody treats Tebow as if hes this selfish on field player who cares for himself like Jamarcus russel or Terrell owens. I would have liked to have seen him go on a team last year where he actually is treated like a starting QB not a side show clown.

    Good luck Tebow hope you have a successful career somewhere no matter what position

    • Steve Keohane says:

      Hi Dustin,

      Great point! Tebow personifies all of the qualities that any aspiring athlete in any sport should want to emulate. The notion that Tebow does not have a place in the NFL is laughable, as the Patriots of the early 2000s that gave us so many cherished memories were a largely selfless group that would have quickly embraced the opportunity to get a character guy like Tebow if available at that time. With that said, however, I’m not convinced that the Patriots organization has the same kind of identity that it once had—when it recognized that the genesis of a championship team is the locker room environment.


  10. Jim R says:


  11. AM says:

    The “team player” aspect of Tebow’s game is extraordinarily overrated. There are multiple accounts stating that he would be unwilling to go to a team that wouldn’t use him as a QB (presumably unless it were an absolute last resort). If he joined the Patriots tomorrow, he would be no better than the third-best QB on the team, the fourth-best RB, or the fifth-best TE (and that’s being generous). For me, his ceiling is the equivalent of a low-level utility infielder in baseball: the guy you can plug in for a few snaps here and there when something’s wrong with the starter–and not a very good utility infielder at that.

    Ultimately, I’m not worried about the media circus that would follow him–it would get shut down in Foxboro. But I seriously question if he’s good enough to contribute to the team.

  12. Dave says:

    I could see it happening if they say to him, we’ll give you a chance to be a backup qb in camp (in our system, not one created for you), but you have to be willing to play another position if that doesn’t work (which it obviously won’t). But why not give him a chance to be a fullback h-back type of player? McDaniels likes those kinds of players and obviously likes Tebow. I could see it happening.

  13. Mike says:

    As a QB…waste of a roster spot.

    As a short yardage running back… maybe.

  14. Alex says:

    Two things are against Tebow playing for the Patriots:
    (1) Tom Brady hates him. He seemed very determined in both games against the Broncos in 2011 and didn’t like the amount of attention Tebow was receiving at the time.
    (2) PFT reported that teems wanted to trade for Tebow if he agreed to move to TE, but he refused. Does he want to play TE/FB for the Patriots? The Pats have 2 Pro Bowlers and 3 other competent players at the position, so why would they want another TE?

    • ghenghis says:

      What the hell is wrong with you? Brady does not “hate” Tebow, thats ridiculous. Are you sure you’re not a Jets fan?

      • AM says:

        “Hate” might be a bit strong, but there was definitely an edge to Brady’s play in both games (and the team in general in the playoffs). The media was loaded with stories wondering how the Patriots were going to contain the dynamic QB, and asking if Tebow was the next big thing. You could definitely tell it tweaked Brady a bit.

        That being said, I don’t think it was about Tebow per se–more about perception. Now that he’s gone bust in New York, I doubt those issues would come up again.

        • Alex says:

          That was my point. Hate was perhaps too strong a word. What’s interesting is that in the first game the Pats had trouble containing him until Andre Carter went down and they switched to 3-4 on D.

    • Larry says:

      Brady does not hate Tebow………………Brady is one of the most competative players in the NFL…………..It’s pure I will show you how it’s done son compitition not hatred.

    • Jim R says:

      Correction, Tom hates the DONKEYS

  15. Kendall says:

    YES!! Tebow to New England is an amazing idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Big Dan From Maine says:


      Tebow to NE is a terrible idea. He is the worst QB in the league, and wont switch positions. He needs to go to Canada and see if he can get some playing time up there and them MAYBE, he could earn a shot with an NFL team.

      • cc says:

        Please, Dude would crush it as an all around “Football” player! RB, FB, TE, WR……!

        • Larry says:

          Lot of comedians here………………….Tebow can play any position on the football field…………………He can’t throw…………..Anyone ever see him catch a pass……………….He ran for 2000 yards………….Yeah as a QB with an option to run…………..He is not gaining 1000 yards as a pure runnung back any time soon…………..He was like a lot of QB’s that came out of college……..Great college player but that’s as far as it goes………………And the odds against you of trying to transition to another position you never played are huge…………Especially when your tring to do it in an NFL training camp against people who play the position…………

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