Tebow and the Patriots
After the waivers process is done could former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow stay in the AFC East? Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald today mentions the strong ties that Tebow has with division rival the New England Patriots. He mentions two big reasons head coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
He’s got plenty of connections to the Patriots, so they shouldn’t be ruled out. Bill Belichick has raved about Tebow countless times and hasn’t been shy about Tebow’s pre-draft visit in 2010, and Belichick’s strong ties to Tebow’s former Florida program give him some unique insight on the player.
The strongest connection might really be with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who traded a second-, third- and fourth-round pick to move into the first round to draft Tebow when he was the Broncos head coach. McDaniels’ influence on personnel decisions has been undeniable since rejoining to the Patriots in 2011, including acquisitions of Brandon Lloyd, Danny Amendola, Michael Hoomanawanui, Greg Salas and the attempted return of the fullback. Could Tebow be next? (The Blitz – Boston Herald)
There’s one problem though and that’s the Patriots can’t provide what Tim wants and that’s a chance to play quarterback. There’s no chance in hell the Pats would even consider starting him over star Tom Brady. I also doubt the Patriots would consider the gimmicky Wild Cat type formations like the Jets did, at least I think.