One would have assumed that the New England Patriots would be a possible landing spot for Tim Tebow.
Yahoo! Sports’ Mike Silver has reported that Bill Belichick “hates” Tim Tebow as a player.
And while there’s plenty of media chatter that Tebow could land with the Patriots (whose offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, was the man behind the Broncos’ decision to draft Tebow in the first round), my organizational sources tell me that’s very unlikely to happen, with one going so far as to say that Coach Bill Belichick “hates” Tebow as a player. As for the prospect of employing Tebow as a change-of-pace quarterback — and asking Tom Brady to come off the field in those situations — the source says, “No chance. Plus they wouldn’t like the circus that comes with it.”
Well, no kidding—the Patriots wouldn’t incorporate any offensive package that involves Tom Brady not being on the field. That’s just asinine.
However if Silver’s sources are reliable, then there’s no chance that Tebow will be a member of the Patriots anytime in the near future.
Just like the other 31 teams across the National Football League, New England wants nothing to do with the “circus” that is Tim Tebow.
Don’t get me wrong, Tebow is one talented individual and that the circus that follows him isn’t his fault, it’s just that he doesn’t have a defined position, or role for that matter, at the professional level.
Tebow was a top tier college quarterback while with Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators. Quite frankly, he’s arguably the greatest college quarterback to ever play—but his skill-set hasn’t transferred over to the NFL level.
I believed that Tebow could succeed at the NFL level, and I still do. However, the clock is ticking for Tebow.
Tebow’s “failures” at the professional level isn’t necessarily his fault. When Tebow was drafted, he should have been handed a clipboard and should have been labeled as a “project.”
Tebow has loads of potential with all of his raw skill and talent, but it needed to be developed.
As Tebow has played for two different teams throughout his three-year career, as well as four different head coaches, Tebow Time is certainly coming to an end.
Tebow’s NFL career is going nowhere right now and it needs to be put on hold. He needs to go to Canada, if he wants to play at a high level of competition, similar to the NFL.
If Bill Belichick doesn’t want Tebow, the man that has welcomed other franchise’s castaways, then it’s time for Tebow to move on and redefine himself in the Canadian Football League.