How does Tim Tebow fit in to the New England Patriots offense? What position will he play? Will he run the Wildcat? How many reps will he get? These are all questions that we were getting hammered with before Tebow even suited up with his new team for a practice. But let’s be real here. This is Tim Tebow we are talking about, so the circus is only going to get wilder.
But don’t let that question about what position Timmy Terrific is going to play beat you up, Tebow is reportedly set to play exclusively quarterback for the Patriots.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) June 11, 2013
While that could be career suicide because he has a lot of work to do before his mechanics are even on an NFL level, it also could help him if he spends all of his time in quarterback meetings and with the quarterback coaches.
None of that fancy jump pass or Wildcat nonsense.
Usually for an NFL team, the back up quarterback is the most popular player on the team. However, Tebow is going to be third-string quarterback and being a back up to Tom Brady is a lot different than backing up Mark Sanchez.
The problem with that is Tebow is known to be terrible in practice, so he needs to do a lot of work in order to impress Bill Belichick enough to the point where he feels comfortable carrying three quarterbacks on the roster.
Of course, this talk of “exclusively playing quarterback” could all be rubbish and all part of Belichick’s plan to launch Tebowmania in a way the league has never seen — yeah, we aren’t buying that either.