Report: Tebow will play mostly QB with Pats

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchangeJuly 30, 2013


While New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick continues to dance around how he'll employ Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner appears to be settling in at quarterback, according to a Boston Globe report.
"Ninety-nine percent of Tebow's activity during his time with the Patriots has been spent learning to play quarterback in the team's system," writes the Globe's Ben Volin. "He has only spent time in the quarterback meeting room, he wears a red non-contact jersey on the field and he runs the third-team offense during team drills."
Tebow does log minutes during each practice catching passes with the skill-position players, though offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels told the paper Monday that Tebow does that because, as a scrambling quarterback, he'll have chances to carry the ball.
"He's just practicing his open-field running," McDaniels said. "Matt Cassel and (Doug) Flutie and some of those other guys I've had a chance to coach, I think we did the same types of things with them. And again we know Tim has a skill set that some of these other guys don't possess in terms of his ability to run with it, scramble with it when he has it in his hands."
For his part, Belichick barely shed any light on the subject.
"I think that we'll use Tim wherever we feel like he's best for the team, and I know that's what he's committed to doing as well," Belichick told reporters last week. "Whatever that is."