New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the “Dennis & Callahan Show” on WEEI Sports Radio in Boston on Tuesday that he would be fine if the team brought back Tim Tebow.
“I enjoy being around him very much,” Brady said. “He’s a very talented football player. To have a chance to spend a couple of months with him and kind of become a friend of his, was a great thing. We were yesterday talking about a lot of the quarterbacks that have been through our team over the years. Everyone brings a unique skill set and attitude to the table.
“I really enjoyed being with him. And you never know. Maybe, things in the NFL always — who knows, he could be back on the team at some point this year. I wish him nothing but the best. He’s really a great person and a great player.”
Tebow, 26, went 11-of-30 for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in three preseason games with the Patriots. He also had 91 yards rushing.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft appeared on CBS News’ CBS This Morning Tuesday and said again that he wished Tebow was on the team.
“I love Tim Tebow and I very much wanted him on the team,” Kraft told Rose on CBS This Morning, via CBSSports.com. “If you look at four of the last five years, we’ve only carried two quarterbacks. And when a cut-down time comes, you need those last three or four positions for depth, and we happen to have, I think, the finest quarterback in the history of the game, and he’s not going off the field except by injury. We have a great second-string quarterback. When he came in he came in as the third quarterback and we were all rooting for him.
“And life takes funny turns, so no one knows what’s going to happen in the future, but whatever he does I know he’s going to be a great success off the field and I’m rooting for him to get his opportunity on the field as well.”
Tebow is now a free agent after clearing waivers on Sunday. The Montreal Alouettes own Tebow’s rights if he decides to play in Canada.