Is this the end for Tim Tebow?
As Tim Tebow waits to see whether he’ll be around after the final cuts for the Patriots, he says he’s not sweating out the decision.
“I’m just focused on today,” Tebow told reporters on Monday, per ESPNBoston.com.
Tebow, 26, is preparing for Thursday’s preseason game against the Giants, which could be his last in the NFL. If Tebow gets released by the only team willing to sign him in the off-season, he may not get another chance.
“[It's] just another game,” Tebow said of facing the Giants. “You focus not even on that game, but preparing for that game, focus on today, the install, and having a good practice.”
Tebow didn’t get in for a single play in the Patriots’ last preseason game, but he may play quite a bit on Thursday because Bill Belichick won’t let starter Tom Brady anywhere near the field.
“I love playing, I love competing,” said Tebow, who was released by the Jets in the off-season after spending the 2012 season in New York. "Everybody does in this locker room. We all love the game, that's why we're here. You just want to not focus on that, but focus on the preparation right now and that'll take care of itself.”
Tebow has completed just 9-of-24 passes in the preseason, and has one interception. The Patriots have kept three quarterbacks on the roster just once in the last four seasons, and with Ryan Mallett the No. 2 quarterback behind Brady, it’s not looking good for Tebow. But he’s not obsessing.
“I learned very early on in my career at Florida to worry about what I can control,” he said. “And the things that I can't control I'm not going to spend time worrying about. But I can control my attitude, my effort, my focus every single day, and those are things I'm going to worry about.”