Tim Tebow did not make the New England Patriot’s final cut and has been released. His spot on the roster could not be saved by Josh McDaniels or the Lord Almighty.
Tebow signed a two year non-guaranteed contract with the Pats in June after being released by the New York Jets. In three pre-season games, Tebow went 11 for 30 for 145 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. The Pats decided against carrying three quarterbacks. Ryan Mallett will scarcely touch the field as long as Tom Brady is around.
At least the Pats were honest with Tebow. They didn’t string him along like the Jets who hardly played him last season.
Still, football has not been kind to Tebow since he unexpectedly led the Denver Broncos to a playoff appearance in 2011 which included an upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the NFL playoffs before being eliminated by, of course, the Pats. John Elway rewarded Tebow’s efforts by signing Peyton Manning and unceremoniously trading Tebow to New York.
It was thought that Tebow signed with New England that he might switch positions and become a halfback or a tight end or perhaps join its special teams. But this did not come to pass.
So where does Tebow go from here? Buffalo? Tennessee? Jacksonville? Not if Jaguars fans have anything to say about it. Maybe a CFL team will take a chance on Tebow. Both the Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts have injured starting QBs. It did wonders for Doug Flutie who, like Tebow, was a Heisman Trophy winner.