Sources have confirmed to ESPN’s Ed Werder that Tim Tebow, released by the Jets in April, has signed with the New England Patriots. Yes, to play quarterback.
Bill Belichick has always spoken highly of Tebow and the move reunites Tebow with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was head coach in Denver when Tebow was drafted.
The terms of the contract aren’t currently public, but Werder confirms that Tebow has signed to play quarterback. Needless to say, Tim Tebow fans won’t be able to make a case to have Tebow starting in New England, because Tom Brady is a much more accurate quarterback than Mark Sanchez.
But it’s unlikely that the Tebow circus will be as out of control in New England. Bill Belichick has always run a much tighter ship, with fewer leaks, than Rex Ryan. And Robert Kraft has been less concerned with headlines than Woody Johnson.
Here is a thread with Jets fans reacting to the move from the Jets Nation forum.