Tim Tebow and Tom Brady Once Discussed Keeping an Eye on Aaron Hernandez

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 16, 2013

Amid postgame pleasantries, Tom Brady and Tim Tebow once shared some thoughts on former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. 

The video is taken from a game the current teammates once played against one another in 2011. In it, you can hear Brady walk over to Tebow and congratulate him on a great game and the stellar season he was having with the Denver Broncos. 

The entire video can be seen over at NFL.com. It recounts the Week 15 matchup between the Broncos and the Patriots, one New England would win, 41-23 in Denver, putting an end to the Broncos' six-game winning streak. 

Roger Simmons of the Orlando Sentinel has a report that transcribes some of the more difficult-to-hear portions of the video, which also happen to be the most pertinent to Hernandez. 

 “...I’m trying to watch over Aaron and Brandon (Spikes),” Brady tells Tebow

“I appreciate that, too, man. They’re good guys,” Tebow responds.

 “[Yeah] they’re a lot to handle,” Brady says.

Tebow then offers an "absolutely," somewhat confirming the quarterbacks' plight in corralling some tough-to-handle personalities. 

Obviously, Brady is just giving Tebow a friendly reminder that he is taking care of his former teammates—both Spikes and Hernandez won a national championship with Tebow while at the University of Florida. 

Still, the brief moment shared between opposing quarterbacks holds new meaning and far greater weight in light of the murder charge Hernandez faces in connection with the death of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd. 

If there is anything of real value to take from the video, it would be a reminder that both men share a genuine affinity for one another, which should help the Patriots and their fans get through a harrowing offseason. 

 

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