How did the Patriots get a steal? Where is he going to play? Tom Brady isn't coming off the field so he can get some snaps. He's not playing fullback because they don't use one. He's not playing tight end because, well, he's not a tight end. He's never played that position, or fullback for that matter, in his life. He's just going to join one of the best teams at the highest level of football and switch positions? Give me a break. Not to mention, they have 5 tight ends on their roster. 2 of them are 2 of the top tight ends in football. Is Tebow playing instead of Gronk or Hernandez when they get healthy? Not likely. It's hard to be a "winner" from the sidelines. Maybe Brady will get hurt and he will get a shot, but, Matt Cassell went 11-5 under Belicheck. Is Tebow going to all of a sudden take credit away from Belicheck if he gets a shot and does well?
And how exactly is he a winner? I hear this all the time and I just don't get it. He had a great college career. I will never take that away from him. He won a ton of games there and is possibly the greatest college player ever. That doesn't always translate to the NFL. In 2011, he went 7-4 as a starter and led the Broncos to the playoffs. They won their division at 8-8 on tiebreakers. In week 17, the Broncos could have won the division by beating the Cheifs in Denver. That is the same Cheifs team that couldn't score against 11 of us. The Broncos defense held them to 7 points. Tebow led the Broncos to 3 points. That was the biggest game of his carrer up until that moment and he mustered 1 field goal. He went 6 for 22 for 60 yards (you read that correctly). He really came up big in that one. Not to mention, they lost their last 3 games of the season to back into that playoff spot (He did lead them on a 6 game winning streak).
While he was the starter, the Broncos averaged 18.5 points per game (204 total). That is terrible. If you average that out to a 16 game season, the Broncos would have finished 24th in the league in scoring. While he was a starter, the defense gave up 22.8 points per game (250). They probably didn't do their job either, but if you look at those numbers, they scream luck. How many teams are -46 over an 11 game stretch and and finish 7-4? Probably not many.
I don't dislike the guy as a person, he just isn't a NFL quarterback and I really don't buy the whole "winner" argument at the NFL level. Again, he was a great college QB, but I wouldn't want him on my team in the NFL. Too much of a distraction for not enough production. If there is any team that can deal with the distraction though, it's New England