Patriots coach Belichick denies reports of his Tebow hatred
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t hate Tim Tebow.
Last month, Yahoo! Sports reported that a source said that the coach “hates” the former New York Jets quarterback as a football player, because of the Tebow media phenomenon.
But on Thursday, the Patriots coach denied the report to ESPNBoston.com and commented on Tebow’s abilities and potential as a football player.
“Every single player has strengths and weaknesses but regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible,” Belichick said. “It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported.”
According to the Boston Globe, Tebow was drafted in 2010 by the former Denver Broncos head coach and current Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
When Tebow had a pre-draft visit for the team in 2010, Belichick commended him for his athleticism and skills as a player.
The 35-year-old NFL player is currently a free agent, after being released by the New York Jets early this year in April.