Tim Tebow gets high praise from Bill Belichick

The New England Patriots' head coach had nice things to say about the New York Jets' backup quarterback, Tim Tebow, as Bill Belichick said the third-year ... player – whatever position he plays – is "valuable" to the Jets.

Belichick listed the various roles Tebow has, unable to fully classify how the Jets utilize him:

"He’s played more quarterback than anything else. He’s also played running back, he’s played what I would say is tight end, (and) he’s also played a little bit of receiver. They’ve put him in some different spots. When he’s the quarterback, he’s the quarterback: He can run, he can throw, he can run the option, he can run their regular offense or they can run Tebow-type plays there that Denver ran last year or that (Tony) Sparano ran when he was at Miami."

Tebow has been used everywhere by the Jets, and made his biggest play of the year by tossing a 23-yard pass in the team's win against the Indianapolis Colts, his second fake punt conversion in as many weeks. Belichick noted Tebow's unique abilities on special teams and said that his team would have to prepare for the extra options he brings to the punt unit.

Last year, Belichick had to prepare for Tebow as a quarterback when the Pats played Denver in the playoffs. That really wasn't much of an issue, as the Patriots stomped the Broncos 45-10, with Tebow only completing 9-of-26 passes. Belichick's offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, drafted Tebow for the Denver Broncos, but was fired part of the way through Tebow's rookie year.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.