NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Tebow Time once again.
Giants co-owner Steve Tisch told TMZ last month that he felt “badly” for Tim Tebow, the quarterback seemingly shut out of the NFL after being cut by the Jets: “Had another team picked him up after the Broncos, maybe he’d have a career. I think him going from the Broncos to the Jets was not in anybody’s best interest.”
Now Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots – and Tisch is singing a different tune.
“I think it’s great that Tim Tebow’s going to be an NFL player,” Tisch told the New York Post on Monday. “I think it’s really fantastic he’s going to be playing for a great owner and playing for a great coach.”
Tisch said Patriots coach Bill Belichick “will find a way to turn Tim into a huge asset.” Would it be a surprise with Belichick’s long history of successfully tweaking the Jets?
“This is the well-deserved Act III in Tim Tebow’s NFL career,” Tisch told the Post.
Used primarily as a personal punt protector on special teams in 2012, Tebow threw just eight passes, completing six for 39 yards. He also had 32 carries for 102 yards. The former first-round pick didn’t score any touchdowns and the Jets’ ballyhooed Wildcat offense was a bust.
The 25-year-old was even labeled by an anonymous Jets teammate as “terrible.”
Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Chris Weinke worked with the quarterback on his mechanics this offseason. He said Tebow has the goods to play the position in the NFL.
“Yeah, no question,” Weinke told USA Today. “Like I told Tim when I found out that he signed, ‘You’re locked and loaded, ready to go.’ “
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