The New England Patriots are signing former Jets/Broncos quaterback Tim Tebow, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
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
The Patriots expect Tebow, who was released by the Jets in late April, to be at minicamp by Tuesday.
A few days ago, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he doesn’t hate Tebow after a Yahoo! Sports article cited an organizational source as saying he did.
“I wouldn’t get into the probability of us pursuing any free agent. Every single player has strengths and weaknesses but regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible,” Belichick told ESPNBoston.com. “It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported.”
On Monday, the Patriots also announced they had released quarterback Mike Kafka. According to CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman, the news of Kafka’s release doesn’t mean Tebow will necessarily play quarterback, instead will also study at tight end.
Keep in mind–Tebow won’t exclusively study TE. But he’s also not just going to study QB.
— mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) June 10, 2013
The Patriots were considered to be a possible landing spot for Tebow this offseason as the team had him in for a pre-draft visit in 2010 and the fact that Josh McDaniels, now the Patriots’ offensive coordinator, drafted Tebow when he was the coach of the Broncos.
Tebow, who is 6-foot-3, 236-pounds and only 25-years-old, went 7-4 as the Broncos quarterback two years ago and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a playoff game.