New England Patriots QB Tim Tebow gives statement


Jun 11, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterbacks Tom Brady (right) and Tim Tebow (left) at the practice field during Minicamp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Tebowmania is coming to New England, whether the Patriots like it or not. And having witnessed it about as up close and personal as you can at your divisional rival’s club house last season you can’t plead ignorance when it arrives in Foxborough.

But nevertheless the Patriots think Tim Tebow will fall in line with the Patriot way of doing things. And I think that this is the ultimate display of arrogance out of New England for Belichick to think he can control the media and their Tim Tebow obsession.

“First and foremost, I just want to thank the Patriots for giving me an opportunity,” he said, via the Twitter feed of Mike Reiss of “I’m very thankful. It’s such an honor to be a Patriot and play for Coach Belichick and Coach [Josh] McDaniels, and learn under Tom [Brady, the starting quarterback, remember him?] and be a part of this great franchise and very successful franchise. I found out first-hand; lost to them several times.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to working hard every single day and getting a lot better and learning under some great people. That’s all I got. Thank you all so much and God bless. I’m sure we’ll be talking more soon.”

Belichick told the media he doesn’t want to talk about Tim Tebow, and it appears that the Patriots are limiting Tim Tebow’s access to the media to prevent Tebowmania from taking off.