Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/1/13
The New England Patriots released super popular quarterback Tim Tebow on Saturday August 30th.Tebow did not have a fit in the Patriots' offense. Tebow would never see the field with future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady at the helm.Even going into camp with the Patriots, the odds that head coach Bill Belichick would keep three quarterbacks on the roster was slim to none.Yet the Patriots wanted Tebow in camp. They needed Tebow more than they let on. Tim Tebow was simply damage control for what had been a terrible offseason for the New England Patriots.Tebow was merely a distracter to get the fans' focus off jailed tight end Aaron Hernandez. Tebow is a much loved player with an outstanding faith, and a near perfect and wholesome background. He also gets amazing ratings on ESPN.And while Rolling Stone magazine can defend Hernandez’s involvement with the murder of Odin Lloyd, and cry “drug abuse problems” and “not enough Belichick love” as their reasons. The fact of the matter is th...
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