Jun 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow runs during minicamp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots to Not Use Tim Tebow at Tight End?

The New England Patriots are currently a mess at the tight end position for a few different reasons, which has caused many to consider failed quarterback and media darling (or is it cult following?) Tim Tebow to be the attempted answer at the position.

Maybe not.

ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss certainly doesn’t see a position change in the cards, as he told Sportscenter recently. Rotoworld has the full report and some analysis:

Per Reiss, the Pats have “made it pretty clear” Tebow is in Foxboro to compete for third-string quarterback duties. There are no imminent plans for a position change, as New England has already stockpiled its offseason roster with tight ends behind Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The other TEs are Jake Ballard, Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui, Zach Sudfeld, and Brandon Ford.

Time for a quick update—The best tight end in the NFL is Rob Gronkowski, but there’s a chance the Patriots could be without him for some time after multiple foream issues and some new back issues that cropped up recently.

Behind him is Aaron Herenandez who, as you probably already know, is involved in a murder investigation and has a paper warrant out for his arrest for an obstruction of justice count—and that could be just the beginning as things start to develop.

Thus the natural thought process that Tebow would be tried as a tight end.

Tebow’s a heck of an athlete and his time as a quarterback in the league in any serious capacity is more than likely over. After perusing the names Rotoworld provided, the Patriots certainly have better depth at the position than initially thought. Still, trying Tebow there could lead to some surprising results.

What do you think?


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