Report: Patriots to sign Tebow
(Sports Network) - The New England Patriots have reportedly signed quarterback Tim Tebow.
According to ESPN, the Patriots will bring the former Denver Bronco and New York Jet aboard. He is expected to participate in the team's mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.
The move reunites Tebow with the coach who drafted him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. McDaniels was the head coach of the Broncos at the time.
Tebow led Denver to the playoffs in his second season after becoming the starter in Week 4 of the 2011 campaign, but was traded to the Jets for a pair of draft picks the following offseason.
New York tried to use the former Florida product in several different capacities -- including signal caller of the 'Wildcat' formation as well as punt block specialist -- but ultimately was unsuccessful and never given a chance to play his natural position -- quarterback -- despite the struggles of incumbent starter Mark Sanchez.
Tebow appeared in 12 games with the Jets and was waived at the end of April. He has accumulated 29 total touchdowns and has thrown for 2,422 yards over the course of a three-year career.
06/10 18:02:35 ET