The New England Patriots shocked the NFL world when they signed free agent quarterback Tim Tebow on Monday afternoon, but while Tebow’s camp is rejoicing with this latest chance, an ex-teammate of his is saying it’s going to be Tebow’s last in the NFL. Brian Dawkins played with Tebow while he was in Denver, and he told USA Today that Tebow better not take his opportunity with the Patriots for granted, as he’s unlikely to get another one.
“This is a perfect fit,” Dawkins told USA Today Sports on Monday. “If it doesn’t work this time, I don’t see anyone else that will give him a chance.”
Dawkins may not be too far off in his prediction that New England might be Tebow’s last stop in his career. Albert Haynesworth and Chad Johnson were brought in under similar circumstances and both fizzled out after failing to catch in in New England. Tebow does have the advantage of being much younger and having much more talent left in the tank, but it’s far from a certainty that he’s going to succeed in New England.
But as far as being a teammate goes, Dawikins said he was fine with Tebow while they were in Denver together and that things were harmonious in the locker room.
“He’s a good dude, a hardworking guy,” Dawkins said in the USA Today piece. “As far as a teammate, he was cool with me. There was harmony in our locker room.”