NFL free agent quarterback Tim Tebow has been picked up by the New England Patriots, and will don the No. 5 jersey when he suits up for the team. Terms of the contract Tebow signed hasn’t been released, but league sources told ESPN that the infamous QB signed a two-year deal that includes no guaranteed money.
Tebow has already reported to the teams mandatory minicamp and was seen wearing a red jersey, meaning he was not allowed to engage in any contact. Tebow’s always worn the No. 15 jersey but he had to switch it up because that number belongs to backup quarterback Ryan Mallett. The move reunites Tebow with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was the Broncos’ head coach when Denver traded into the first round to draft the Heisman Trophy winner in 2010.
“It’s not a surprise to me that Tim would be picked up, obviously as I’ve said before, tremendous young man, very competitive and I look forward to competing against him,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday.