The Patriots made headlines in the 2013 offseason when they signed Tim Tebow, who had been released by the New York Jets. Tebowmania followed him to New England, raising questions as to how the Patriots would use the former college football star and first-round pick who led the Broncos to a division title and a playoff win in 2011.
Despite reports to the contrary, Tebow did not play anything besides quarterback in training camp, and he saw time in three games. He completed 11 passes on 30 attempts for 145 yards. He never looked comfortable in the New England offense and had more mistakes than success. Tebow was sacked seven times and threw two touchdowns and two interceptions in the preseason.
The Patriots released Tebow in cutting down to their 53-man roster; he is now a free agent.