Tim Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots as a quarterback and participated in Tuesday morning's mandatory team minicamp, the team confirmed. Details of the deal were not released but ESPN is reporting that the deal is for two years with no guaranteed money.
The move reunites the former Florida star with Josh McDaniels, the coach who drafted Tebow in the first round.
"Tim is a talented player, works hard," head coach Bill Belichick said before the first day of minicamp. "We'll see how it goes"
Belichick told ESPNBoston.com's Field Yates that the report that he "hates" Tebow is "completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible."
"Every single player has strengths and weaknesses but regardless of that, for any to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible. It's unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported," Belichick told the Yates.
The "inaccurate report" was from Yahoo! Sports, which last month reported: "And while there's plenty of media chatter that Tebow could land with the Patriots (whose offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, was the man behind the Broncos' decision to draft Tebow in the first round), 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."
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