As I discussed earlier in a previous post, the Patriots planned on working out Florida QB Tim Tebow, and apparently that was happening under everyone’s noses until now. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Tebow has spent the past two days in Foxborough visiting with the team, and is set to head to Cleveland and Washington next week. My feelings on Tebow suiting up in a Patriots uniform haven’t changed since my previous post, but I think Patriots fans may need to start thinking that seeing the Florida QB in a Pats uniform isn’t as far-fetched as it may have previously seemed. I simply do not see him suiting up as a QB unless it’s to run the Minute Man offense (Wild Cat) in New England, especially with the Patriots ready to make another long-term commitment to Tom Brady.
The Musket Fire poll on whether the Patriots should draft Tebow was fairly close, with 55% against the drafting of Tebow and 45% in favor of drafting Tebow. Of course, this is Bill Belichick we’re talking about and don’t discount the smokescreen effect that may be in place to make another team reach for Tebow. I’m not so certain that is the case however, and I believe there is some real interest in Tebow. Here is what Belichick said recently about Tim Tebow:
“My sense of Tim Tebow is that if you asked him to play nose, he’d play nose. I think he’s the kind of kid, where whatever you ask him to do he’ll do. I don’t know what a team will do with him, but I think he’s a real interesting player. He’s had a great career, obviously it speaks for itself. He had tremendous production. They hardly ever lose. He’s a good kid. There is a lot to like about him.”
**Update** Mike Reiss from ESPNBoston makes a good point about the Belichick-Tebow meeting. They dined in the North End of Boston, which is not a place one would go if they were trying to keep their meeting under the radar. The team usually does its business out of the spotlight, so this meeting may indeed be a smokescreen.