Friday, July 26, 2013
Kraft on Tebow: Pats want 'good people'
Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Friday made a surprise appearance on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show, which broadcast from Gillette Stadium on Day 1 of training camp.
After presenting the hosts with gifts (a new Nike Patriots hoodie and a No. 5 Tim Tebow Patriots jersey), Kraft answered a few questions.
Here’s what he said about why the Patriots signed Tebow:
“We’re trying to collect as many good people as we can in all our businesses. Here’s a young man that’s hardworking, puts the team first, everybody who meets him likes him. And we didn’t have a third-string quarterback, so here was a chance for us to get a very experienced, special guy who could come in and be part of our team.
"You know, I think sometimes our fans also forget that the person who runs the scout team is usually the second or third quarterback. And he’s a running quarterback, he’s mobile, and he’s a great team guy, and I think he does whatever the coaches ask him to do. ... The more good people you can have in your life, the better things are going to be.”