Dec. 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) walks off the field after a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Former Jets’ QB Tim Tebow Making a Mistake Signing with New England

It’s been a couple of days since Tim Tebow came back to the news. Specifically, the news being that he has found a new team, the New England Patriots. You know my feelings on this guy as a player. Heck, I am sure that some of you saw my Twitter response yesterday to the signing, “hahahaha”.

That is not why I write this afternoon. The man isn’t a New York Jets roster member anymore, and the player, and team are moving forward. As a football fan, I wanted to look at what this guy is doing, because he is a good guy. He deserves to have a successful career.

Here’s the thing. Going to New England show he has either terrible people in his ear advising him, or he is out of his ever-loving mind!

First of all, we know that Tim Tebow wants to be a quarterback. Today I am not evaluating that decision, but I am evaluating how he is going to make that happen. So, he gains no interest, until New England comes along. He wants to play quarterback, right? In the last 2 months, he didn’t decide to be a straight backup. Does anyone else think Brady is not giving up any snaps to Tim Tebow until hell freezes over? Nope.

So how is Tim helping his career by making this type of decision?

The other thought I have heard is that New England is bringing Tim into camp as a “camp arm”. The rumor says that Tebow won’t actually see the field as a member of the team. From New England’s perspective, this scenario actually makes more sense to me, as Tim is not ready to see the field often. But that is not the point. If Tim is going to a place where he isn’t guaranteed a roster spot? Again, how is he helping his career?

If Tim really wanted to start fixing his career, but remain a quarterback, go somewhere he will actually HAVE A CHANCE TO PLAY. Tebow is not going to get any better is this scenario. He is too set in his ways. He should go somewhere like the CFL, where if he wants to play now, he can play now. He can learn his craft as a quarterback, become a better one, and make a triumphant return to the National Football League.

This way is just completely wrong, unless he knows something about this that we don’t.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i am not a tebow fan. i respect him as a person and also respect that he gets the most out of his abilities, albeit in an unorthodox way. after reading ‘spygate’ i think it’s pretty clear the patriots choose to ignore the rules and use ernie adams in the quarterback’s headset right up until the snap, i can’t imagine the patriots trying this with tebow. i would expect and hope his christianity would reject that. i would also expect the patriots wouldn’t even try to get him in on the ‘action’. that would only leave other positions realistically available to him. the whole thing is a head scrather to me. i don’t understand why he would go to new england. i do wish him the best of luck and hopefully this little experiment will lead to another, more stable opportunity in the nfl, though i can’t really see how.

    • TheJetPress

      No reason not to wish him well. I agree it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

  • Dustin Schrank

    well I don’t like tebow, but to be fair if he really wants to be a better QB, what better place to go to get paid to learn. I believe brady was a 6th round pick and he is clearly better now then when he came into the league, maybe sitting on the sideline and learning for a year is the best thing for his chances at being a QB….personally I think he should be a preacher.

    • TheJetPress

      I would totally be with you on this theory Dustin, except for the fat tht I don’t believe that this QB will be content to sit.

      • Dustin Schrank

        he may not be like it but it may be his only option to stay in the NFL because once you leave there will be a stigma attached to you. I dont think he actually believes he can take bradys job, but maybe he does….he is a believer. Next year he will probably get an opportunity to be a genuine backup somewhere if it works out in NE.

        • TheJetPress

          If he can commit to it, and improve like that, more power o him. I just don’t see it.

        • matr dontelli iii

          he may not know what his future holds, but he knows who holds his future. :-)

  • Korwil

    Wait.. so the man who left his all-pro TE in on an extra point to block when he was up by 30 (came around to bite him in the A** when his offense was non-existent against Baltimore), the man who luckily found one of the best QBs of all time in the 5th round of a draft, and the man that has been convicted of cheating to win football games is not a genius for signing Tebow like every member of the main stream media told us?

    All of my main stream media anger aside that was caused by various “experts”, I have to say I that I do not understand the move. Tebow has made it clear that he wants to be a starting QB in this league, and New England might be about the hardest place for that with Brady and then Mallet in case Brady goes down (just my opinion of the depth chart). Now that leaves a FB or TE position that maybe he can play a little bit. However, they are set with 2 very good TEs and the FB has never really been a part of the NE offense. So I really don’t get where Tebow fits in because I can’t imagine Brady would be too thrilled if NE created a “Tebow Package.” Honestly, New England doesn’t need Tebow on their offense anywhere so the move will bring them more media attention than they need (5 of the 10 articles shown on the other day were Tebow articles after the signing).

    I think this hurts them more than helps them, and I can only hope that I am true. Do I think Belichick will insert Tebow when Brady drives HIS team to the 2 just to rub it in the Jets face when Tebow runs it in? Absolutely.

    • TheJetPress

      I feel the same, almost word for word. Going to New England makes no sense, unless they want to try to steal some NYJ secrets. But then again, we have a new playbook so he probably couldn’t help anyway.

  • Joe Willie

    Belichick is just looking to divert attention from his declining team–Brady a yr older—-Gronk hurt yet again–Wes Welker gone to the mountains –
    Belichick cant seem to get a decent defense on the field without Parcells picking the players for him–Belichick sees himself as this great football innovator the truth is he’s not–Tom Landry was—Landry brought back the shotgun QB, flee flicker pass-1st to implement a situational 3rd down RB Preston Pearson and creator of the flex defense–Bill Walsh created the West coast offense High % passing letting the WR turning short passes into tds–Bill Belichick brought back the drop kick with Doug Flutie -he’s a legend in his own mind.

    • TheJetPress

      Thanks Joe. Rants against the hoody always make a morning better.