The New England Patriots announced the signing of polarizing quarterback Tim Tebow.


Tim Tebow #5 (C) at New England Patriots minicamp (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The signing comes six weeks after he was cut by the Jets and just in time for the start of the three-day minicamp that runs through Thursday.

Coach Belichick during a press conference said little more than "we will see" when reporters peppered him with questions about Tebow according to WCVB TV. "We've already talked enough about him. We'll see how it goes, take it from there," said the coach trying to change the subject.

The 25-year-old Tebow is being reunited with Josh McDaniels, the Patriots offensive coordinator who was Denver's head coach when the Broncos traded into the first round to take him with the 25th draft pick in 2010.

There is no guarantee that Tebow will still be with the Patriots when training camp begins next month. But if the Patriots keep him, Tebow would have time to develop as a quarterback since Tom Brady holds that job. Tebow even could be tried at tight end, where the status of Rob Gronkowski is uncertain after he had his fourth operation on his broken left forearm on May 20 and faces back surgery this month.

Tebow's NFL career appeared to be over when the Jets released him on April 29 and no team rushed to sign him. But Patriots coach Bill Belichick decided to bring in the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner who led Florida to two national championships.

Tebow spent a lost season in 2012 with the Jets, barely playing behind struggling starter Mark Sanchez. Tebow was released in April.

A first-round draft pick in 2010 by Denver, Tebow helped the Broncos win the AFC West in 2011, then was traded to New York when Denver signed Peyton Manning.

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