Jun 11, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels (left) watches as quarterback Tim Tebow (right) throws a ball at the practice field during Minicamp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Could Tim Tebow be a Threat to the New York Jets?


Earlier this week, Tim Tebow officially became a member of the New England Patriots. The media-star quarterback had received several doubts that an NFL team would sign him, although fortunately for him Josh McDaniels chose to once again give him another chance. Last year, Tebow was a part of the season long soap opera known as the New York Jets, and this relocation is good for him for many reasons.

  • On the Patriots, one can guarantee that Tebow will not be fighting for a starting job, or even have potential to be a starter. Last year, that was the reason for all the media attention because everyone was waiting for Tebow to be given the chance that he never received.
  • He will be learning from future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady. What makes this even better for Tebow is that Brady is strictly a pocket passer, and he will definitely help fix some of Tebow’s accuracy and technique problems.
  • Tim Tebow is finally put in a role when playing on the field as a quarterback is unlikely. This may force him to try his luck at other positions such as tight end or fullback, and this could help further his career to an extent that experts would not have deemed possible.
  • This may increase Tebow’s trade stock. After learning for a year or two under Brady, and knowing that the future Canton legend Bill Belichick even gave Tebow a chance, other teams will be more inclined to give up a few draft picks for Tebow, unlike this offseason when no one wanted to take him after a circus year with the Jets.

    So it is safe to say that this signing was extremely beneficial. However, with the way Tebow was treated last year in New York he must have developed some form of hatred toward the Jets (another reason why he would do well with the Patriots).  Is it possible that Belichick and McDaniels will allow Tebow to release some of these feelings on the football field?

    Obviously, the Patriots had to have brought Tebow in for a reason. New England most likely already has a vision in mind for the multi-talented athlete, and perhaps they too are considering inserting a Wildcat offense into their playbook. Also, consider that McDaniels drafted Tebow for the Broncos and he already has a pretty good idea on how to use Tebow successfully, unlike the Jets who were unable to use Tebow for much gain. With a Week 2 matchup against the Jets looming, the Patriots may have an idea in mind that can form into a revenge story for Tim Tebow.

    Granted this is all speculation, there still is some reason that Belichick was willing to cope with all the media attention and perhaps one may be able to see what that reason is in the Thursday night game against their division rivals in Foxborough.

    Tags: Bill Belichick New England Patriots New York Jets Tim Tebow

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