With so many people betting against the prospect of Tim Tebow landing another NFL job, you just had to know that he would land one. After a couple of seasons in Denver where he led the Broncos past the Steelers in the 2011 Wild Card round, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. After one disappointing season there, he was released.
It took him a while, but he found a home. And it might be the best place for a player like him to land. According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Tebow will be signing with the New England Patriots.
The move to the Patriots reunites Tebow with his former head coach in Denver, Josh McDaniels, who is the current offensive coordinator in New England. Tebow hopes to recapture some of the magic he had in Denver when he took over a sputtering team and gave them that magical season a couple of years ago.
As you can predict, most media members are already deeming this a great move for the Patriots--as they seemingly do with every little maneuver that the club makes. However, this does paint an ideal picture for Tebow and the Patriots. Really, it's just another risk in a recent string of them, made by a team who can afford to do so.
Not only is he reuniting with McDaniels who made him a first round pick in Denver, but the fanaticism that follows Tebow will likely be kept at bey, given that he'll be sitting behind one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game in Tom Brady. There is almost zero chance that the Tebow chants will be heard inside of Gillette Stadium for the southpaw to overtake the three-time Super Bowl champion.
Tebow is also entering a winning culture with a creative head coach who will find a way to maximize his talents. It's unclear exactly how he'll be used at this point, but it appears that he'll be one of the backup quarterbacks to Brady in 2013 and beyond. Multiple reports have him entering the roster as a quarterback and that he won't be switching positions. At a minimum, we can foresee a "wildcat" type of role with the former Heisman Trophy winner.