Tim Tebow cut from Patriots, ESPN reports. Now what? (+video)
Tim Tebow was cut from the final 53-man New England Patriots roster Saturday, according to ESPN. Is this really the end of Tim Tebow's NFL career? Or is it the start of another career?
The New England Patriots have cut Tim Tebow from the team, according to ESPN.
There's no official confirmation yet, but that hasn't stopped the fan reaction – and speculation about what's next for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
The Twittersphere lit up. Initial reactions came from fans focused on the start of the college football season, expressing their discontent that ESPN coverage of a third-string QB's employment situation might be upstaging coverage of their Saturday games.
"Tebow getting cut is ESPN's cruise missile strike" tweeted Will Bunch.
Tebow led the Denver Broncos to the NFL playoffs in the 2011-12 season, but saw little action – and little success – last season with the New York Jets. After the Jets let Tebow go, few NFL teams showed any interest. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick gave Tebow another shot. But after a less-than-impressive 11 completions out of 30 attempts in preseason games with the Patriots, Belichick apparently decided he really didn't need a third-string quarterback as much as he needed depth elsewhere on the team.
What will Tim Tebow do next? Is his NFL career over? More important, is this the end of Tebowmania?