NFL football fans are wondering what will happen to Tim Tebow when the New England Patriots make another pre-season cut in the roster on Saturday, bringing it from 75 to 53 players. Thursday was Tebow’s last pre-season opportunity to impress the powers that be. His performance was not breath-taking, but according to an Aug. 30 story on CBS Sports, he did power up in the last 6 seconds of the game with a fade pass for a touchdown, bringing the final score to 28-20.
The question remains whether his performance was good enough for him to remain on the Patriots’ roster as a third quarterback this season. Florida Today summed up Tebow’s game performance in an Aug. 30 report:
Tebow was 6 for 11 for 91 yards and one interception and gained 30 yards on six carries for the Patriots (3-1). He also was sacked four times.
Coach Bill Belichick is keeping his cards close to his chest when asked about Tim Tebow’s future with the New England Patriots. The Boston Globe today wrote that Belichick and McDaniels are the only two people in the NFL who still believe in Tim Tebow. Sadly, they seem to think that if this Patriots gig does not work out, the Heisman Trophy winner’s NFL career will be done after only three seasons.
Tebow's fans and supporters, many of whom are not even regular football fans, feel that Tebow must meet a much higher bar than other players because of his notoriety. They often claim that the controversial Conservative Christian has received a great deal of extra scrutiny due to his faith.