FOXBORO, Mass. (CBS Connecticut) – Tim Tebow, meet Tom Brady – your new teammate.
The New England Patriots are about to sign Tim Tebow and welcome him to the team’s minicamp on Tuesday, according to a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the negotiations between the two sides came about in the last 24 hours.
The report comes as a change of fortune for Tebow, whose NFL career seemed to be over after he was cut from the New York Jets in April and received no interest from any teams. Recently, reports had sources from within Tebow’s camp resigned to the fact that Tebow’s NFL life might be over.
To this point, there aren’t a lot of details to go along with the ESPN report. It is uncertain whether the Patriots will have Tebow compete for backup quarterback job, or if they’re interested in the former Heisman winner at another position.
Tebow will be reunited with Josh McDaniels, his former coach in Denver. It’s a move that also unites Tebow with the team that gave him his first playoff loss in early 2012. Brady and the Pats slaughtered Tebow and the Denver Broncos, 45-10. It came a week after Tebowmania hit its peak, with Tebow miraculously leading the Broncos to an overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wildcard Weekend.