Tim Tebow signs with the New England Patriots
Despite the fact he has had limited success, few football players attract more attention than Tim Tebow, and the former University of Florida star is about to enter the spotlight once again. Tebow signed a two-year contract with the New England Patriots on Monday, several weeks after being released by the New York Jets, according to ESPN.
It's unclear exactly how Tebow will be used by the Patriots. For now, he's listed as a quarterback, meaning he'll be backing up Tom Brady and Ryan Mallet. However, given the former Heisman Trophy winner's size, speed and limited throwing ability, some have speculated he could be used in a number of other positions such as tight end or running back. While that remains to be seen, Tebow had nothing but kind words for the organization.
"I'm very thankful. It's such an honor to be a Patriot and play for coach [Bill] Belichick and coach [Josh] McDaniels, and learn under Tom [Brady] and be a part of this great franchise and very successful franchise," he told reporters on Tuesday. "I found out first hand; lost to them several times."
It won't take long before Tebow might get the chance to lineup against his former team. The Pats take on the Jets Sept. 12 and Oct. 20. New England also played the Denver Broncos - Tebow's first team - Nov. 24.