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Tebow reportedly signs two-year deal
The Patriots officially announced Tuesday the signing of Tim Tebow Tuesday.
The team did not release the terms of the deal, but according to multiple reports, the former Jets backup QB signed a two-year, veteran minimum contract – with no signing bonus.
As Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com points out, the Patriots can release Tebow at any time without any cap or cash ramifications. In other words: it’s a win-win for Bill Belichick.
And for those that think Tebow’s QB days are over – think again.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots didn’t sign Tebow to be a tight end or running back/halfback. Instead, the ex-Jet will have the same role he had in Florham Park: backup QB.
Now, that doesn’t mean he’ll get significant playing time. With Tom Brady under center, Tebow will be lucky to see the field. But if there’s one head coach who can tap his talent, it’s Belichick.