Aug 9, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) carries the ball during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Patriots defeated the Eagles 31-22. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Kraft: I love Tim Tebow


The New England Patriots released quarterback Tim Tebow during their final cuts on the move to the team’s final 53-man roster, but it looks like the decision didn’t come from the man upstairs.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft was recently speaking about the team’s decision to part ways with Tebow and he made it clear that he had nothing to do with the decision.

I love Tim Tebow and I very much wanted him on the team,” Kraft said on CBS This Morning.

The question is: If Kraft loved Tebow so much, why didn’t he make sure the team kept him? He is the boss, after all.

Kraft went on to say that he hopes Tebow gets another opportunity in the league.

“If you look at four of the last five years, we’ve only carried two quarterbacks,” Kraft added. “And when 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. 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.”

No one expects Tebow to get another shot in the NFL, but if Kraft really does love him so much then perhaps he could be the man to give him another shot. There is always the chance that New England could reach a deal to bring Tebow back for the offseason and next weekend if Tebow is still available.

This could be interesting to see.

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