Patriots No Longer Interested In Tebow’s “Sack, Loss, ‘n Dashes” Approach To Quarterbacking

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Tim TebowFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A  person familiar with the situation says Tim Tebow has been cut by the New England Patriots. After being let go by his third team in 18 months – and with the regular season just five days away – the quarterback’s chances of immediately catching on with another team seem slim. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Patriots had not announced the move. It was first reported by ESPN. Tebow’s stay with the Patriots lasted just under 12 weeks and could be the end of his NFL career. The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback played in just three of New England’s four preseason games and was sacked four times in the finale, a 28-20 win over the New York Giants on Thursday night. The Patriots have carried just two quarterbacks in three of the past four seasons, and with Ryan Mallett entrenched as the backup to Tom Brady, Tebow’s challenge was a difficult one, even before the preseason started. Then, he went out and posted a quarterback rating of just 47.2 and threw two touchdown passes to go along with two interceptions and seven sacks. (read more at Kennebec Journal)