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Tim Tebow received at least one important endorsement on Tuesday: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he's "rooting for him big time" to make the Patriots' roster. Kraft said that the final decision is up to head coach Bill Belichick, so it's not as if he's handing down a mandate from on high. Still, considering that SportsNation is split on whether Tebow will survive the Patriots' final cuts, having the man signing the checks pulling for you has to feel good.
Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:
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Is Tebow Time running out?
Tim Tebow says he isn't worried about the Patriots' upcoming cuts, but considering the team is notoriously unsentimental, Tebow has to be at least a bit distracted. He's only completed 9 of 24 passes this preseason and didn't play at all in the Patriots' third preseason game. This could be a last chance for Tebow, but if he does make it, who knows what use Bill Belichick will find for him?
There's news that people talk about, and then there's news that makes people talk. Tim Tebow reportedly joining the Patriots? That's news that makes people talk. On Twitter and in SportsNation, athletes and fans were buzzing about the former Broncos and Jets quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner joining Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in New England.New England Patriots RB Leon Washington
What?! Tebow to the Patriots? Did I just see that?!So much for Belichick hating him as a player...— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) June 10, 2013
As for Tebow: If he had any inkling the Patriots were inviting him to minicamp, he offered no hints. His most recent tweet, as of Sunday afternoon, references other plans for later this month:
Don't discount the Patriots-Jets rivalry as a factor in this. ESPN's Damien Woody would know, since he played for both teams:
Don't think Belichick doesn't want to rub it in the Jets face w/ Tebow— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) June 10, 2013
A Patriot last season, free agent Donte Stallworth tweeted that Boston won't turn this into a wild ride like the Jets did.
For anyone who thinks there will be a circus in New England with the Tebow signing, I have a bridge in #Brooklyn for sale...— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) June 10, 2013
Speaking of a circus, do you remember Tebow's introductory news conference with the Jets? This sports fan did:
So QB Tim Tebow is going to sign with the Patriots. I wonder if he's excited? Do you think he's excited? I bet you he's excited. #overrated— Nicholas Mayer (@NRL_MAYER23) June 10, 2013
Hollywood weighed in as Boston's own Donnie Wahlberg tweeted enthusiasm for the move.June 10, 2013Jun10By Did anyone see Tim Tebow on the Patriots?AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
Tim Tebow signs with Patriots
Tim Tebow's stint with the Jets may not have amounted to much, but their arch-rivals have decided to take a chance on him regardless. ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that Tebow will sign with the Patriots and is expected to report to minicamp on Tuesday. Tebow's no threat to Tom Brady for the starting QB job, but will his signing still be a distraction for the notably drama-free Patriots?
When will the Packers retire No. 4?
Brett Favre holds numerous league and franchise records. He led the Packers to their first Super Bowl win since 1967. But yet, the team hasn't honored his accomplishments by retiring his jersey. Current Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers hopes it will take place before Favre is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But will No. 4 hang in the upper decks of Lambeau Field anytime soon? Who is most to blame for the dissension?