Tim Tebow: Patriots high profile back up

The shoe has dropped. Tim Tebow is now a New England Patriots. The Pats were one of maybe 3 or 4 teams that could have brought Tebow in. The team that signed him needed a strong coach and QB that wouldn’t look over their shoulder. The Packers/Falcons/Saints are the others.

Lets get this straight. There won’t be any Tebow packages is New England. He is here to be a QB. A developmental QB. That is it. Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow. Belichick brought him in for dinner pre draft. Urban Myer a close coaching friend of Belichick’s was his college coach. Tebow is talented. He has a long way to go. If anyone could handle the task it’s Belichick and McDaniels. Remember this duo took Matt Cassell a player who hadn’t played QB since high school and won 11 games with him. They made Cassell a rich man.

For questions regarding the thinking behind this move. It’s a flyer with no guaranteed money. Best case scenario the Pats develop him into a solid back up QB. He becomes a solid #2 QB and the Pats can trade Ryan Mallett with confidence. Worst case they can’t and he is cut. Developing QBs is good business. In Green Bay, Brett Farve’s back ups were guys with Names like Brunell, Hassleback, Warner, and Rodgers. Again, it’s good business developing quarterbacks. If the newest Pats backup last name wasn’t Tebow and his faith wasn’t a big talking point this would go under the rug. What better way to develop as a QB then behind one of the best of all time. Don’t worry this isn’t a put in Bishop!!! type of move.

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