With final roster cuts approaching, the New England Patriots will have to decide if they want to keep two or three quarterbacks on this year’s 53-man roster.
While Ryan Mallet is currently the favorite to backup Tom Brady, Robert Kraft hopes that Tim Tebow will make the team as the third quarterback.
The Patriots owner praised Tebow’s attitude and now understands why he has a strong national following, according to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss:
“I’m rooting for him big-time. He’s been a real joy to have around. I see why he has such a strong national following.”
Despite publicly supporting Tebow, Kraft added that it will be up to Bill Belichick to make that decision and the Patriots’ head coach also has his full support:
“He has a pretty good record doing it.”
Belichick’s decision will ultimately come down to whether he believes the Patriots will need two or three quarterbacks this season. New England will need to make its decision on Tebow this Saturday as all teams are required to reduce their rosters to 53.
After surviving the mandatory roster cut to 75 players, Tebow is expected to see considerable amount of playing time on Thursday night against the New York Giants in the team’s final preseason game. So far this preseason, Tebow has played poorly in the first two games and did not play at all in the Patriots’ third game.