The Patriots signed Tim Tebow! Meaningless move, right? I mean, he’s not going to exactly supplant Tom Brady atop the depth chart, or even Ryan Mallett as the backup. Not so fast, says James Walker, the AFC East blogger for ESPN. This move is a sign of bigger and deeper problems.
The Patriots signing quarterback Tim Tebow off the scrap heap isn’t the answer to New England’s offensive woes. If anything, it shows an unexpected sign of desperation for a New England offense searching for answers.
This is yet another sign that New England’s run of Super Bowl appearances and NFL dominance is coming to an end. Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick have made it to five Super Bowls — winning three. But it looks more and more like last year may have been the Belichick/Brady-era Patriots’ final shot to win a fourth championship when they lost at home to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC title game.
The Patriots offense is full of woe. No one denies this. They will be lucky to score enough points to even qualify as a NFL team. And to this they add Tim Tebow?
When we look back, I think we will see that the signing of Tim Tebow in New England was not just the end of the Patriots’ run of Super Bowl appearances, but also the end of Western Civilization as we know it.
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