FOXBORO, Mass. — Tim Tebow‘s introductory meeting with the New England media wasn’t very long — it lasted about 42 seconds — but at least it happened.
Tebow didn’t take any questions after his first practice in a Patriots uniform, but he did offer the following statement before jogging off with the rest of his new teammates.
“First and foremost, I just want to thank the Patriots for giving me an opportunity,” Tebow said. “I’m very thankful. It’s such an honor to be a Patriot and play for coach [Bill] Belichick and for coach [Josh] McDaniels and learn under Tom [Brady] and to be a part of this great franchise, a very successful franchise – I learned that firsthand, we lost to them several times. So it’s going to be a lot of fun.
“I’m looking forward to working hard every single day and getting a lot better and learning under some great people. That’s all I got. Thank y’all so much. God bless.”
Tebow took reps as the third-string quarterback during the first day of Patriots minicamp, but he did spend some time running the offense during 11-on-11 drills.