Tim Tebow (5) leaves the field after the second half of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots won 31-22. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

Tebow Gets Significant Playing Time In Patriots' First Preseason Game

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Sure, the Tebow era in Denver has been over ever since March 19, 2012 when Peyton Manning called John Elway and John Fox to let him know that he was going to finish his career a Denver Bronco.

Still, the last time Tim Tebow saw any significant playing time was when the Broncos lost to his current team, the New England Patriots, in the divisional round of the 2011 playoffs. That all changed when backup QB Ryan Mallett left the game with a head injury late in the second quarter of the Patriots’ first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tebow went 4-for-12 for 55 yards to go along with 31 yards on four carries. He led them on a scoring drive, and ran the infamous New England hurry up offense, but he still showed that his accuracy and decision making has to be better.

Last season with the Jets, Tebow went 6-for-8 for 39 yards, but was mostly used as a personal punt protector on special teams.

The Patriots beat the Eagles 31-22.

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