Tebow to sign with New England
Tim Tebow the often polarizing NFL quarterback has reportedly agreed to sign with the New England Patriots. Tebow is scheduled to be in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Tuesday to sign his contract and then join his new teammates at their mini-camp, said an insider who requested anonymity.
Prior to having the contract officially recognized, Tebow will have to go through a complete physical performed by the Patriots’ medical staff.
The former University of Florida star and winner of the 2007 Heisman Trophy, Tebow has received more press off the field than for his performance on it.
Last season, Tebow was a quarterback for the New York Jets but was used sparingly as the backup to Mark Sanchez the Jets number 1 QB.
Some fans of the NFL thought Tebow had received a raw deal from the organization, but others thought his skills at quarterback were lacking. He was finally released from the organization this past April.
Tebow spent two seasons in Denver prior to New York. In his first season, he played in just nine games throwing only 82 passes, while getting three starts.
However, in his second season he started 11 games, threw 12 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions. He led the Broncos to a wild card playoff victory over Pittsburgh, before being routed by the Patriots 45-10 the following week.
He was then traded by Denver after the Broncos signed free agent Peyton Manning to a multi-year, multimillion-dollar contract.
Now it appears as though he will get to back up Patriots starter Tom Brady and Brady’s backup Ryan Mallett. However, he could play other positions for the Patriots including tight end.