This morning, Yahoo's Michael Silver wrote on the media frenzy that ensues when Tim Tebow comes to town, and how it is the "Tebowmania" that makes NFL Teams treat him as if he has the plague. In this piece, Silver addresses the recent rumors about Tim Tebow potentially becoming a Patriot because it is widely believed that Bill Belichick really liked Tebow in a pre-draft interview, and to add to that, Josh McDaniels is the one who drafted him in the first round of 2010 NFL Draft.
However, contrary to what people think, Silver's sources tell us that the chances of Tebow coming to New England are slim to none:
"My organizational sources tell me that's very unlikely to happen, with one going so far as to say that Coach Bill Belichick "hates" Tebow as a player. As for the prospect of employing Tebow as a change-of-pace quarterback — and asking Tom Brady to come off the field in those situations — the source says, "No chance. Plus they wouldn't like the circus that comes with it," writes Silver.
I don't think anyone can imagine Tebow coming into a game, and Belichick taking the ball out of Tom Brady's hands for even just a play. Brady is the anchor and the orchestrator of the Patriots offense, and Belichick would never change that.
Furthermore, I doubt Belichick would never sign someone who would not fall into the "Patriot Way" and jeopardize the "mum is the word" attitude in the locker room. If Tebow fanatics put up a billboard imploring Belichick and his cohorts to replace Brady with Tebow as starter (as unrealistic as that is) and Tebow would not come out and denounce it, Belichick would not hesitate to say goodbye.
Tim Tebow as a Patriot is out of the question because of the circus that follows, but Tim Tebow as a quarterback? Just drop the thought because Belichick "hates" that idea.