The general view on Tim Tebow is that you either love him or you hate him. While he does not have many fans in the NFL in terms of his potential as an NFL quarterback, Tebow has at least one fan in his corner. Earlier today, ESPN reported that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was on CBS' "This Morning" and said, "I very much wanted Tim Tebow on the team." Kraft added, "If you look, four of the last five years we've only carried two quarterbacks, and you know when a cut-down time comes, you need those last three, four positions for depth."
Tebow was not particularly impressive through most of the preseason action. He did however have an up-and-down fourth preseason game which saw him throw two touchdown passes but also throw an interception and get sacked four times. He was also a combined 11-for-30 in his three appearances in the preseason and was did not play in the Patriots third preseason game against the Detroit Lions.
Despite not making the roster or being claimed on waivers by any of the 32 NFL teams, Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady both had high praise for Tebow. Brady talked about Tebow on the "Dennis & Callahan Show" on WEEI Radio in Boston by saying, "I enjoyed being around him very much. He's a very talented football player, and to have a chance to spend a couple months with him and kind of become a friend of his was a great thing."
Meanwhile, Kraft added comments about the unexpectedness of the NFL and how successful he thinks Tebow could be both on and the field. Kraft said, "We never know what's going to happen. You're one play away at all times from your whole game changing, and there's no — I haven't met a finer young man. Whatever he does, I know he's going to be a great success off the field and I'm rooting for him to get his opportunity on the field as well," he said.
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