With Tebowmania officially dead (or at least dormant), we don’t hear much about a guy who probably won’t play much, if at all, in the 2013 regular season.
But Tim Tebow likely will play in the preseason, especially in the games that feature cameo appearances, or less, from the starters.
With the first game one of the four games in which the starters don’t play much, Tebow likely should make an appearance against the Eagles on Friday night. He says he doesn’t know whether that will be the case, but he has received specific instructions from coach Bill Belichick.
“Just be ready when your number is called,” Tebow said, via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
Though Tebow doesn’t get as much attention as he did a year ago, he’s still got that glass-half-full optimism, not matter how empty the vessel may be.
“I feel like I’m getting better every single day,” Tebow said. “More comfortable with the offense, better timing with everybody around me, better understanding of what the coaches want me to do and with the offense, with the reads, with the timing.”
That’s encourgaing, but the question becomes whether he can get it done when it counts. Thirty-one teams believed he couldn’t. He’ll get a chance with the Patriots, at some point in the preseason, to prove them all wrong.