Patriots Release Tim Tebow: Thoughts and Reaction

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots are down to two quarterbacks, as they have released Tim Tebow from their roster.

The New England Patriots have made a move that is sure to gain more attention than any other they make on cut-down day.  According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team has released quarterback Tim Tebow.

It's a move that we all should have seen coming.  The Patriots prefer to keep two quarterbacks on their roster.  And with Ryan Mallett firmly entrenched as the number two, Tim Tebow simply did not show enough to be kept around as a developmental third string option.  The Patriots didn't work with Tebow on special teams or any other positions, and if the Patriots did keep him around, he likely wouldn't have suited up as part of the 46-man active game day roster.

That being said, Tebow's stint with the Patriots likely helped his stock around the league if someone else were to give him another chance.  He showed that on a good team with a clear-cut starter and strong coach, he can keep a relatively low profile.

It's also possible that the Patriots could give Tebow another shot sometime down the line if no other team picks him up.  Considering the interest he received around the league this offseason, he will likely still be available in March.

But for now, the Patriots and Tebow have parted ways.  And it's guaranteed to be the biggest news story that everyone should have seen coming.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker