New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he loves Tim Tebow, wanted him to make team

Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft before the AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft might ‘love’ quarterback Tim Tebow, as he recently told CBS, but he apparently doesn’t love him enough to keep him on the roster.

After Tebow was cut this past weekend, Kraft sat down with CBS This Morning to talk about the situation, where he expressed his love for the larger than life media presence.

Per Will Brinson:

“I love Tim Tebow and I very much wanted him on the team,” Kraft told Rose on CBS This Morning. “If you look at four of the last five years, we’ve only carried two quarterbacks. And when a cut-down time comes, you need those last three or four positions for depth, and we happen to have, I think, the finest quarterback in the history of the game, and he’s not going off the field except by injury. We have a great second-string quarterback. When he came in he came in as the third quarterback and we were all rooting for him.

“And life takes funny turns, so no one knows what’s going to happen in the future, but whatever he does I know he’s going to be a great success off the field and I’m rooting for him to get his opportunity on the field as well.”

Kraft said he very much wanted Tebow to make the final roster, but unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough room.

Topics: New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, Tim Tebow

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