Are the New England Patriots in the Mix for Tim Tebow?

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIMarch 21, 2012

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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News broke early Wednesday morning that there were four teams in the mix for trading with the Denver Broncos to acquire Tim Tebow—but are the New England Patriots one of those teams?

According to ProFootballTalk, the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers and an unknown team are the four teams left in the race. 

Perhaps that finally candidate could be Bill Belichick and the Patriots. 

Having interest in trading for Tebow only makes sense for the Patriots, as I stated in my previous article when I shed some light on why Belichick may admire the talent of Tebow:

I do believe that Belichick will look at Tebow much in the same way he did Doug Flutie. Remember, Belichick brought Flutie in back in 2005 and used him in a specialized role—a role Tebow could play, too.

I can only imagine that Belichick admires Tebow, as he's not just a quarterback but a "football player." He is a player who is talented in multiple aspects of the game and could be used in several different roles with the team.

By looking at the confirmed teams in the race, the Jaguars appear to be the only team that could potentially use Tebow as a starting quarterback while the Jets and Packers would use him in a specialized role—much like what New England would do if it were to acquire him. 

It may be a long shot as of right now, but I do believe that Tebow will land with the Patriots as I am sticking to my bold prediction

I just look at it as if Belichick could certainly use the talent that Tebow has in so many areas of the game that it would just be yet another brilliant move by the future Hall of Fame head coach. 

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