All the talk in the New England Patriots blogosphere is about Tim Tebow, and it’s probably not going to end for a while, despite Bill Belichick’s incredible presser in which he outdid himself (and I am so glad he did this) in the , “It is what it is” department. Just textbook, top-drawer stuff from Belichick, and he gave the rival New York Jets a real lesson on how to handle oneself in a presser regarding a polarizing figure.
Anyway, the questions about Tebow’s contract and role on the Patriots are trying to be answered, and we have several reports to choose from these days. Two ESPN reporters in Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder insist that Tebow’s role initially will be as the third-string quarterback on the Patriots roster to replace the role occupied by the recently released Mike Kafka. But honestly, Tebow is going to end up being some kind of a Wildcat offensive player on the Pats, if he is able to make it through training camp. CBS Sports’s Mike Freeman indicated that Tebow will eventually be a tight end for the New England Patriots, but I don’t see it given the Patriots wealth at the position. Tebow will have to embrace not being a QB, but I think he won’t have a true position in New England and will likely just shift around the formation as wildcard player.
Tim Tebow is not getting any guaranteed money out his deal, but he did sign a two-year deal with the Patriots. There is no financial risk with Tebow, because they can just release him at any point, especially if they figure that he isn’t worth it at camp.
While the Indianapolis Colts are the perfect fit for oft-injured feature back Ahmad Bradshaw, Pro Football Talk reported that the Patriots could show interest in Ahmad Bradshaw, but I think it is almost guaranteed that he ends up with the Colts. The fit there is just too good with his ability when healthy and his blocking ability. Bradshaw is a great running back when healthy, but his injury concerns and, more importantly, the Patriots depth at running back makes it extremely difficult for me to envision the Patriots signing him. They have more than enough at running back at this point in time.