Reports: New England Patriots Sign Tim Tebow
And Twitter had a field day reacting to the news.
Tim Tebow, the kneeling, praying quarterback who rubbed some football fans the wrong way with his religious posturing, is apparently heading to Massachusetts to join the ranks of the New England Patriots.
While his views on how life should be lived are vastly different from some of his new teammates (we are looking at you, Gronk), the news of the quarterback’s eventual arrival, which broke on ESPN late Monday afternoon, brought out a slew of responses from area fans.
Some said it may be a slick move at the hands of hoodie boss Bill Belichick, one that could “haunt the Jets,” New England’s rival team who decided to let him go, but others laughed at the announcement and said it’s likely Tebow will be stuck to the bench during the next Patriots season … serving water.
The Tebow announcement came just days after Belichick refuted claims that he disliked the former Jets player, calling the reports “innaccurate,” according to ESPN Boston. “Every single player has strengths and weaknesses but regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible,” Belichick said last Thursday. “It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported.”
Although things didn’t work out well for Tebow during his time on the Denver Broncos or the New York Jets, maybe there is some hope for the young player when he finally dons a Patriots jersey.
He can pray, but not many here on earth seem to have much faith in him:
The Holy Trinity comes together in New England: Tebow worships God; Media treats Belichick like God; Brady thinks he is God.
— Head Ball Coach (@HeadBallCoachSC) June 10, 2013
Tim Tebow signs with the Patriots… Somewhere Tom Brady is laughing to himself
— Ethan Fratzke ⚾ (@Phony_Ethan) June 10, 2013
Please….everyone..lets just pretend the Tebow signing never happened..that means you @espn!
— Blaine (@blaisi29) June 10, 2013
Lol at Tebow getting to ride the bench with the Patriots
— Garrett Brinneman (@GBrinneman) June 10, 2013
Bellicheck will turn Tebow into a Hall of Famer
— Tom DeCeglie (@tomdeceglie) June 10, 2013
Most people stuck to Twitter to make their comments about the move to the Patriots, but others got creative with the memes. Well done, Internet. Well done indeed.