Quarterback Tim Tebow has been RELEASED by the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, meaning the former Heisman Trophy winner may never take the field in an NFL game ever again.
Tebow was signed by the Patriots in early June and was expected to compete for the back-up quarterback job, as well as being one of the most unpredictable players in the league whether he play at fullback, tight end, or running back. The possibilities seemed endless.
In the pre-season, Tebow completed just 26 percent (5/19) of his passes, which is less than half the league average for completion percentage. It doesn’t get much worse than that.
On Thursday night against the Giants, Tebow was better completing 6/11 passes for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also threw an interception and was sacked 4 times after not playing in the 3rd pre-season game. New England used him exclusively at quarterback.
Tebow may never get another opportunity to start, or even be in the NFL. So in Tebow’s only real opportunity in the league, he took over a 1-4 Denver Broncos team, turned them around, and led them to a division title. He even won a playoff game beating the number 1 defense in the NFL in the Steelers.