Tim Tebow, released by the New England Patriots, is again looking for work in the NFL. That the Patriots released Tebow might not come as a surprise to many football fans, but for fans of the young quarterback this is not going to be good news. According to a report from USA Today on Saturday (August 31), the statement comes from a person who was speaking on the condition of anonymity.
The official cut has not been issued by the Patriots just yet, but that doesn't mean it isn't coming. It simply means that someone close to the situation got out ahead of the story and leaked it to the press in order to have the news out there early. It's not a new practice by the front office of teams, but it is one that many general managers take full advantage of in a situation like this one.
The Patriots had brought in the former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback on a two-year contract this summer, but the deal came with no guarantees. He appeared in three games for the team, completing 11-of-30 passes for 145 yards. He also had two touchdowns and two interceptions to go along with those numbers, with several bad passes that ended up making highlight reels on sports shows.
Since the New England Patriots seem to have released Tim Tebow, this officially makes Ryan Mallett the backup for the team again. He isn't a bad option behind Tom Brady, but it also shows that the team wasn't confident having Tebow on the practice squad. Now Tebow will go through waivers before he becomes a free agent, giving other teams the opportunity to claim him.
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