Despite the public support from ownership and coaches, the New England Patriots have decided to release Tim Tebow according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Twitter:
Patriots released Tim Tebow.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2013
The news shouldn’t come as a major surprise as the Patriots only carried two quarterbacks last season and Ryan Mallet remained the favorite to backup Tom Brady this season.
Much of the conversation this preseason was whether Tebow would be able to earn a spot as the third-string quaterback. Unfortunately, his struggles throwing the football would prove too much for him to overcome.
After sitting out the third preseason game, Tebow had one final chance to impress coach Bill Belichick in the team’s final preseason game against the New York Giants. He completed 6 of 11 passes for 91 yards with two touchdowns while also getting sacked four times.
Overall, Tebow struggled throwing the football as he only completed 11 of 30 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in three games. He also ran 16 times for 91 yards.
Tebow now faces an uncertain future in the NFL after he failed to draw interest this past offseason after being released by the New York Jets.