Last night it was announced that Little Timmy Tebow was signed to a two year deal with no guaranteed money with the New England Patriots. I have a feeling he won’t be flying in on his private jet for a press conference today.
This is the type of place Tim probably should have gone after leaving Denver. The Broncos did him no favors by trading him to the Jets, and Tim should have insisted on his release and decided if he wanted to go to a team that had a real competition at QB, or to change positions. As Steve Tisch, Co-Owner of the New York Giants stated today, he feels bad for Tim and that the move to the Jets was wrong on all fronts.
The Jets used Tim and his popularity to get the idiots at ESPN to drool all over them in pre-season and beyond. Think back to the coverage the Jets got and the ridiculous predictions for their success.
You might have heard that the Jets traded for Tim Tebow. As we said after the trade, he will carry the ball 6-20 times via the Wildcat and be successful under new Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. The Jets’ defense will bounce back from last year’s collapse and return to form under Rex Ryan.
Prediction: 10-6, second in AFC East
Another Pre-Season Prediction: “FINAL RECORD: 11-5″
ESPN’s public relations department produced a chart that displays how 23 of their NFL commentators voted on divisional champions, wild cards, the Super Bowl winner and league MVP. Hugh Douglas went with his former team, the New York Jets, and didn’t have the Patriots making the postseason at all. Douglas also has Mark Sanchez winning MVP and the Jets making it to the Super Bowl.
Again the reason why ex-players don’t make the best analysts just because they are ex players.
What will Belichick and McDaniels do with Tim? Probably not tout him as a real threat to start at QB, or to be a secret weapon in the Wildcat or on 4th down. They probably won’t predict teams will have to devote many hours of preparation to watch Tim do nothing on Sunday. They will make him one of 53 if he makes the team, and then use his skills as they best see fit. ESPN will still send a few people up from Connecticut…a shorter drive….but the Patriots will probably not offer much material for stories….that’s OK…they make most of their news up themselves on a regular basis.