Here we go again.
ESPN has reported that the New England Patriots will sign ex-Broncos and Jets quarterback Tim Tebow and he will participate in their minicamp this week.
The quarterback who led the Denver Broncos to an AFC West title and the divisional round of the playoffs in 2011 has been out of a job since getting released by the New York Jets in April.
Many thought New York would use Tebow as a wildcat quarterback and short-yardage specialist after attaining him via trade with Denver prior to the 2012 season. After starting quarterback Mark Sanchez struggled and the losses piled up, Tebow fans clamored for him to supplant Sanchez as the starter.
Neither of those things came to fruition however and the Jets season turned into a sideshow.
New York tried to trade Tebow at the start of the offseason before cutting him, but the trade market was nonexistent. That made many believe that Tebow’s days in the NFL were over. Now it looks like there will be at least one more chapter to this story.
A recent report by Yahoo! Sports cited sources who claimed Patriots coach Bill Belichick was one of Tebow’s harshest critics. Either the report was untrue or Belichick had a change of heart.
Regardless, New England can’t possibly misuse Tebow worse than the Jets did during the 2012 season, assuming of course he makes the Patriots final roster.