Tebow to Join Patriots: Sources
He's expected at New England minicamp today
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2013 2:21 AM CDT
In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, then-New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before an NFL football game in Nashville, Tenn.    (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

(Newser) – Reports of the death of Tim Tebow's NFL career were perhaps at least premature: The controversial QB is set to sign with the New England Patriots, sources tell ESPN and the AP. Tebow, who was released by the New York Jets after they failed to find a role for him last season, will join the Patriots' minicamp today, pending a physical, insiders say. Tebow won't be a starting quarterback with the Patriots as long as Tom Brady remains healthy, USA Today notes, but pundits believe New England coach Bill Belicheck will be able to find a place for him—sticking it to the Jets once again.

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Jun 14, 2013 3:23 PM CDT
Glad they picked him up. My hometown Pats have always been his team of destiny. Belichick loves versatile athletes. He just had to consed to being used differently. Julian Edelman is one of their best players, and he was a D1AA QB. Now he's a Safety, wide receiver, and special teams player. He's going to make an awesome TE/FB/Special teamer/LB/SS Belichick knows what he's doing. Don't expect him to play QB, that ain't happening.
Jun 13, 2013 7:20 PM CDT
Tebow beat the "Stealers" in a playoff game in his first season. Not a bad accomplishment for a rookie, which is more than Matt Lineheart and Peyton Manning can say.
Jun 12, 2013 9:10 AM CDT
The impact Tebow has had in pro football as far as performance, has been minimal. The only real affect has been in relation to his outspoken involvement with his religious beliefs. The media inflates his every move, and it's actual importance to football. He had difficulty getting on the field with the Jets. His refusal to accept the fact that his skills as a pro quaterback are limited at best, has kept him from progressing at another position, which is probably going to be his only opportunity to remain in football as a player. I'm sure his newest team is already a little sick of the publicity he is receiving. This is probably his last chance to stick in the NFL.