Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tebow Takes the Field

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Tebow Takes the Field

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Tim Tebow and Tom Brady took turns, zipping passes over the middle and lofting them to the corner of the end zone.

On his first day with the Patriots, the New England newcomer was just a backup quarterback, No. 5 on his helmet and number three on the depth chart.

And when practice ended Tuesday, Tebow talked -- for all of 40 seconds.

"First and foremost, I just want to thank the Patriots for giving me an opportunity," Tebow said.

For now, that's all it is. No promises of trick plays. No huge media circus. Not even a guaranteed job.

To coach Bill Belichick, the focus is on football. And where Tebow fits in, well, the Patriots plan to find out.

"I don't know." Belichick said. "We'll see."


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