Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett don’t mind Tim Tebow being on the New England Patriots


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

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he approves of the Tim Tebow acquisition. The problem is the ensuing media circus that follows Tim Tebow, but Tom Brady isn’t worried about that either.

“I don’t worry about much these days,” Brady told reporters. “I’ve been around long enough to see all different kinds of things happen — trades, people being cut, guys joining the team and all the media attention, what happened in 2007 [Spygate controversy], post-Super Bowls, tough losses. It comes with the territory.

“So I think everyone is prepared to deal with some level of different things that happen on a daily basis and to be mentally tough enough to push through and still be able to do your job at a high level is most important. That’s really what you owe the team — to show up every day and do your job the best you can.”

And Tom Brady will help Tim Tebow to become a better football player and teammate.

“Certainly any time a new teammate comes in, you welcome him and you try to do whatever you can to help them fit in and understand what we need to do,” Brady said.

Back up quarterback Ryan Mallett might have the biggest objection to the Tim Tebow signing, but he is telling reporters he is on board as well.

“He’s a great player,” Mallett said of Tebow. “There’s always competition, at every position. It’s part of the job.”