Tebow to the Patriots…Oh, Really Now

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Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music)

Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740)

For those of you that haven’t heard during the last few hours, Tim Tebow is now a New England Patriot.  I must admit that I was rather shocked to learn of this signing.  After all, didn’t Bill Belichick say that he hated Tebow’s game?

New England doesn’t exactly have the type of quarterback “situation” that Tebow has found himself in during recent years.  Maybe that’s a good thing.  Maybe it’s good that Tebow has landed in a place where there is no question at all as to who the starting quarterback is going to be this season.  Let’s face it, the only way that Tom Brady comes off the field is on the John Deere Gator, so I don’t think we’ll be hearing the cry for Tebow if the Patriots lose in week one.

That all said, where might Tebow fit with the Patriots?  Keep in mind, it has been reported that Tebow will be signing as a quarterback, but are we really to believe that he will really be playing that position full-time?  If that’s the case, he’ll be riding as much pine as he did in New York.

The Patriots do have a position in which they could use some extra help...that’s right…at tight end.  Both Rob Gronkowski  and Aaron Hernandez seem to be having difficulties recovering from injuries this offseason.  Could it be that Tebow might open the season at tight end?  Anything is possible I suppose.

The main question I have in mind right now: why do this?  We all know how jovial Bill Belichick can be with the press, so why would he take on the media circus that is Tim Tebow?  Obviously old Billy has a use for him.  Think about it.  Why would Belichick say that he hated Tebow’s game?  Simple, because he knew that if he said anything different, then every team would have been scrambling for him.  It’s all supply and demand.  Belichick kept the demand down so that the price would stay low, so low that signing Tebow may not be that big of a gamble after all.

We all know that Belichick’s wants and demands drive the market in football.  Hence why a flag is thrown whenever a defensive player so much as looks at one of Tom Brady’s knees.  What we’ve seen here is Belichick using shadow games to get the player he wants.  It’s not an issue of need, if Belichick wants Tebow in New England, he’ll find a way to use his services.

One way or another, this shall be an interesting story to follow this season.