- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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The New England Patriots were one team linked to acquiring Tebow at a discounted rate in free agency. Former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow in the first round in 2010 and is now the offensive coordinator in New England. The Patriots also like versatile players who can handle multiple positions.
But Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports reports, via a source, that there is "no chance" Tebow lands in New England. Although McDaniels may be open to the possibility, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reportedly does not like Tebow as a player. Belichick has final say in all personnel matters in New England. So if Tebow can't pass the Belichick test, he won't be on New England's roster.
Options appear very thin for Tebow to return to the NFL this upcoming season. The Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars were the two strongest possibilities. New England is now reportedly out and Jacksonville, which is Tebow's hometown, does not appear willing to succumb to public pressure.