Tim Tebow to New England Patriots – fail or leap of faith?
Tim Tebow’s career in the NFL isn’t quite over yet, as Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots plan to sign him on Tuesday if he passes a physical.
The Patriots will sign Tebow because their offensive coordinator Josh McDaniel still believes he made the correct call when he drafted Tebow in the first round of the NFL draft in 2010, when he was the head coach for the Denver Broncos. It appears like Tebow could be Coach Belichick’s latest reclamation project. Some, like Randy Moss, work while others, like butt-slapping Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson, fail. Belichick also seems to really like messing with NY Jets Coach Rex Ryan. Ryan and the Jets cut Tebow in April.
One big problem for Tebow is that the Patriots aren’t in need of a starting quarterback or even a back up quarterback as they already have Superman Tom Brady and a solid back up in Ryan Mallett. Obviously Brady doesn’t have to worry about any competition for the starting spot. But then what is Tebow going to do for the Patriots? Tebow’s only ever known the quarterback position, but maybe Belichick has other plans for Tebow.
Belichick is a master at reinventing players. Perhaps Tebow’s versatility on the field could prove to be his saving grace. Can the Patriots really find room for Tebow and his ego in their organization?