Tim Tebow to New England Patriots makes perfect sense

Lou RomContributor IJune 11, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets during warm ups before the start of their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on November 22, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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This makes perfect sense.

Whether you love him or hate him you must appreciate the smarts behind this move.

Tim Tebow, the all-heart, all-smart, all-for-the-team football player, coming to the New England Patriots, the team that took toughness, smarts and selflessness and turned it into a decade-long tradition of excellence.

Tim Tebow, learning under the tutelage of the best quarterback in football, the best coach in football for arguably the best franchise in football (my apologies to the Mara family).

Tim Tebow, coming to a franchise that a) maximizes talent and versatility better than any other, b) minimizes distractions better than any other, and c) restocks talent year after year without skipping a beat better than any other. 

This really does make perfect sense. For Tebow.

How in the world was Tebow going to learn how to quarterback playing in New York, where the starting quarterback was one-for-one on butt fumbles but oh-for-the-season in clutch performances? 

How was he going to learn how to quarterback playing for a coach who would rather lose out to close the season than turn to the embattled Tebow for some spark?

How was he going to learn how to quarterback playing under an offensive coordinator who embraced the most unconventional offense—the Wildcat—while snubbing the most unconventional offensive player, Tebow? 

This absolutely makes perfect sense. For the Patriots.

Their offense has been gutted by free agency and injuries. Gone is all-world receiver Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd. Injured is star tight end Rob Gronkowski, recovering from his fifth surgery in the last seven months. Injured is fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Given the aforementioned challenges it is Tebow's versatility—which head coach Bill Belichick values as much as anything else—that makes sense for the Patriots.

Tebow's work ethic, his toe-the-company-line approach, his speak-no-evil tact is 100 percent New England Patriots.

Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels—who traded up to grab Tebow in the first round of the 2010 draft as then-head coach of the Denver Broncos,—will find ways to utilize Tebow on gameday while they work with him during the week to hone his quarterbacking skills.

He will get better. He will contribute. He won't ever be a star. But Tim Tebow is a football player, a really good football player, and he will rise to the occasion.

This, without a doubt, makes perfect sense.