Despite making it through the first round of cuts, New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow is clearly on the bubble when it comes to making the final roster.
The Patriots normally carry just two quarterbacks and obviously both the jobs of starter Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallett are safe.
The Patriots, like every other NFL, had to trim their roster to 75 players Today. Teams still have 22 more cuts to make to get to 53 by Saturday, August 31 at 6:00 pm EST.
If it were up to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Tebow would be part of that 53-man roster.
“I’m rooting for him,” Kraft told Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
After passing for -1 yards in the Patriots’ second preseason game, Tebow didn’t play in Thursday night’s 40-9 loss to the Detroit Lions.
“He’s a very special young man,” Kraft said. “He’s been a real joy to have around here.”
Kraft went on to say that he isn’t just rooting for Tebow, but is rooting for him “big time,” but assured reporters the decision wasn’t up to him.
“I have the privilege of letting Bill make those decisions,” Kraft said.