Tim Tebow is reuniting with the man who made him a first-round draft pick in 2010. As coach of the Denver Broncos, Josh McDaniels loved the idea of Tebow. He’s versatile, he can run or throw, he’s a born winner, he’s the best quarterback of all time at the college level… what’s not to like? Now that McDaniels is the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots again, he’ll get a second chance to play with his toy. Tim Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots and will join the team for a three-day minicamp. He still has to pass a medical exam, but that’s standard procedure.
“I think they’ll take their time developing him,” says current NFL analyst and former Jets and Patriots offensive lineman Damien Woody. “The Patriots are one of those teams that like to develop guys, and they’ll even trade them if it works in their favor. In the more immediate future, having played in New England, I know one thing they value is versatility. They’re going to try to use Tebow in positions where they feel they can maximize his talent.”
That area probably won’t be quarterback, as the NFL has pretty much decided that Tebow, despite playing very well in 2010 under McDaniels and his success as a starter in Denver in 2011, is too inconsistent in the pocket to be an NFL quarterback. He’s got the size, but his throwing motion is odd and the NFL doesn’t like that. However, this is the team that used a linebacker (Mike Vrabel) as a tight end and that used a wide receiver (Troy Brown) as a defensive back. The Patriots will definitely make better use of Tebow than the Jets ever could.
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