Patriots Release QB Tim Tebow

Ian Logue
August 31, 2013 at 11:27 am ET

With the final roster deadline looming, it appears the Patriots have decided to save a roster spot and are going with two quarterbacks this season.

The bad news is, it looks like Tim Tebow unfortunately is the odd man out.

ESPN reported Saturday that the team has released Tebow, ending what has certainly been one of the more interesting preseasons in quite some time.

Tebow had his fair share of ups and downs, including a 1-of-7 for -1 yards and an interception during his second outing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  He sat out the team’s third game against the Lions, and then played the entire second half Thursday night against the New York Giants.  In that game he played better than he had during the entire exhibition season, finishing 6-of-11 for 91 yards and two touchdowns, although he did throw an interception.

Overall he finished 11-of-30 (37%) for 145 yards, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions and was sacked 7 times.

  • Nicki

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    I would like to thank Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Coach
    McDaniels and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity…

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    …to be a part of such a classy organization. I pray for
    nothing but the best for you all. I will remain in relentless pursuit…

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    …of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL
    quarterback. 2 Corinthians 12:9: And He has said to me, “My grace is

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    …for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most
    gladly, therefore, I will rather…

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    …boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ
    may dwell in me.

  • Nicki

    Caught up with ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi (a former Patriot) today for some advance planning and at the end of the conversation, the question was asked, “What do you think will happen with Tim Tebow?”

    This is how he answered, which we decided to pass along here (with Tedy’s go-ahead):

    “I could envision a scenario where he is initially cut and not on the 53-man roster, but he comes back at another point down the line. Maybe multiple times, sort of like they did one year with Ross Ventrone. He was on the roster. He was off the roster. He was on the roster. He was off the roster. It sort of depended on the overall health of the team that week if the Patriots could keep Ventrone or had to go in another direction. Receiver Deion Branch has been in that situation, to a lesser degree. I could see Tebow being that guy this season as people in the organization would like to see him around and see if he can continue to be developed.”