The New England Patriots have released quarterback Tim Tebow Saturday morning, ending speculation over the controversial player's future with the team. Tim Tebow was signed by the Patriots in June, and struggled with consistency during the preseason. Tim's release came ahead of an official announcement by New England as told to an ESPN insider on Aug. 31. The next question will be, does any other NFL team want Tebow?
Since Tim Tebow has less than four years of NFL experience under his belt, he's subject to the league's waiver system. If he clears waivers, he will become a free agent and can sign with any team.
Tebow completed just 11 of 30 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions over his three preseason games with the Pats. He also ran 16 times for 91 yards.
After sitting out the New England's third preseason game, Tebow had his final chance to impressive coach Bill Belichick on Thursday night against the New York Giants.
He did manage to complete 6 of 11 passes for 91 yards with two touchdowns. However, he also coughed up an interception and happened to get sacked four times.
When asked after Thursday's game if he thought his second-half performance helped his chances of making the Patriots' team, Tebow said, "I'm not sure. I don't make those decisions".
The release by the Patriots casts an uncertain future for Tebow, who failed to draw much interest this past off-season after previously being released by the New York Jets.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said earlier this week that he was rooting for Tim Tebow to make the final cut of the Pats' 53-man roster, while also acknowledging that the decision was ultimately up to coach Bill Belichick.
The release of Tim Tebow shouldn't be a real shocker however, since the Patriots had only two quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett, on last year's roster.
Of course while there's no question with Brady, Mallett appeared to confirm his worth as backup throughout the preseason.