Oh boy. He’s back.
QB Tim Tebow has finally gotten an NFL job. And in the perfect situation.
According Ed Werder, Tebow is expected to sign with the New England Patriots.
Just filed to ESPN: The Patriots are signing QB Tim Tebow and expect him to be in minicamp tomorrow
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) June 10, 2013
There is no chance that he will start over QB Tom Brady, and fellow Pats QB Ryan Mallett appears to be New England’s future quarterback. So why is Tebow headed to New England?
Well, when Tebow was drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft by the Denver Broncos, HC Josh McDaniels was head coach. Before becoming head coach of the Broncos, McDaniels worked various roles for the Patriots from 2001-2008. His second stint with New England began in 2011, and he is currently the offensive coordinator.
The bottom line is that Tebow is back with McDaniels. And one of the greatest head coaches of all time, Bill Belichick, has a freak athlete to tinker with.
Tebow could be subject to use in the Wildcat formation like when he was with the New York Jets, but Belichick will be much more creative than Jets HC Rex Ryan. Tebow is openly against trying a new position, and the Wildcat would allow him to run, throw, and develop his football skills. The full role of Tebow in New England is TBD, however.
Anyhow, it was a wise move by both sides. Tebow has the rare opportunity to test out numerous roles and develop under Belichick, McDaniels, and Brady, and the Patriots have a new weapon in their arsenal. The NFL world is about to go into shock.