Tim Tebow cut by New England Patriots
Tim Tebow was cut from the New England Patriots roster on Saturday.
Tebow was released by the New York Jets in April, but the Patriots picked him up six weeks later. According to The Associated Press, signing Tebow was not a financial risk for the Patriots, as he signed for two years without guaranteed pay.
The Patriots were required to reduce their numbers, cutting 12 more players in order to meet the mandatory limit by Saturday night. Tebow played in three of the team’s four preseason games. In those games, he threw two touchdown passes, two interceptions, and was sacked seven times.
Tebow had an incredibly successful career in college, winning the Heisman Trophy and being a part of two national championship teams at University of Florida. He went on to play for the Denver Broncos, the New York Jets, and finally the New England Patriots.
According to NFL.com, with Ryan Mallet entrenched as back-up quarterback after Tom Brady, Tebow was placed in a tough situation. Nevertheless, he remained positive. After his last game against the Giants, Tebow said he would “go to sleep when I get home, wake up, come work out, watch the film. See what I did good, see what I did bad, try to learn from it and get better.”
His twelve-week stint with the Patriots could represent the end of his NFL career as there are only five days until regular season starts. Nevertheless, Tebow always seems to be at peace with whatever life throws at him. He told reporters, “I’m blessed, because of my faith, that I don’t have to worry about the future because I know who holds my future. It’s something I try to live by. It really gives you a lot of peace in whatever circumstance I’m in.”