The New England Patriots officially signed free agent quarterback Tim Tebow on Tuesday, the team announced.
According to USA Today Sports, Tebow signed a two-year deal at veteran-minimum salaries of $630,000 and $730,000 with no signing bonus or guaranteed money.
“Tim is a talented player, is smart and works hard. We’ll see how it goes,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday. “We’ve all seen him play. He can do a lot of things.”
Tebow is expected to participate in the team’s minicamp Tuesday, and has been signed to be a quaterback on the Patriots’ roster.
Belichick was quickly tired of Tebow questions on Tuesday and tried to change the subject after several minutes.
“We’ve already talked enough about him. We’ll see how it goes, take it from there,” he said.
Tebow, 25, was a first-round draft pick (25th overall) by the Denver Broncos in 2010 out of Florida. The 6-foot-3, 236-pounder, played two seasons with the Broncos before he was traded to the Jets on March 21, 2012, in exchange for a fourth and sixth-round draft selections in the 2012 NFL Draft. Tebow was released by the Jets on April 29, 2013.
Tebow has played in 35 NFL games with 16 starts. He has 173 completions on 361 pass attempts for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 989 yards on 197 attempts with 12 touchdowns.
Last season with the Jets, he played in 12 games with two starts and completed 6-of-8 pass attempts for 39 yards and had 32 rushing attempts for 102 yards.
At Florida, Tebow was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy for three years, winning the award in 2007 as a sophomore.