New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft praises Tim Tebow


Jun 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (left) talks with quarterbacks Tim Tebow (center) and Ryan Mallett (right) during minicamp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

While the New England Patriots head coach bill Belichick has asked the media to stop asking questions about Tim Tebow, and said he will not give minute by minute updates on Tebow, one person in the Patriots organization wants to talk about him. Robert Kraft praised Tim Tebow recently in a Q&A with’s Mike Rodak.

“If you want to win in this league, you need quality depth management, in the age of the salary cap,” Kraft said. “Whenever you can get a competitive, first-grade person to join your team, you never know what happens. But for me personally, having Tim Tebow on this team, he’s someone who believes in spirituality, he’s very competitive and works hard, and has a great attitude, and he’s a winner.”

“So having him as part of our franchise is great, but he has to compete just like anyone else. We’re blessed to have a lot of people like that, but the fact that spirituality is very important to him is very appealing to me.”

But how important can his leadership skills and attitude be when you have Tom Brady patrolling the locker room? As much of a winner as Tim Tebow is, his record is nothing next to Tom Brady’s 3 Super Bowl rings, 5 AFC Championships, and two NFL MVP trophies to add to his two Super Bowl MVP trophies.

But Kraft wants you to know one thing. Tim Tebow is not pushing Tom Brady off the field.

“In my mind, we have the greatest quarterback of all time on our team, and every time he has the ball in his hands, we have the chance to do something great,” Kraft said. “So nothing has changed in that regard for me.”