Foxborough, MA, United States (4E Sports) – Quarterback Tim Tebow said he’s focused on improving every day rather than worry about clinching a roster spot with the New England Patriots.
“Just worried about improving every single day and having fun out there at practice,” said Tebow days before the Patriots make their initial roster cut.
The Patriots have to cut their roster from 90 (they are currently at 84) to 75 by Tuesday and then down to 53 on Aug. 31. Currently, Tebow is the No. 3 quarterback on the Patriots’ depth chart.
History is not on Tebow’s side as New England has carried three quarterbacks on its roster just once in the past four seasons.
Plus, Tebow has been less than impressive in his first two preseason games. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the last time out, he was 1-for-7 passing for minus-1 yard.
After two preseason games, Tebow is a combined 5-for-19 for 54 yards passing. He has 61 combined rushing yards on 10 carries.
“You definitely want to do better in some areas, and also you have different things happen that you just try to handle the best way you can,” Tebow said.
Despite Tebow’s poor performance, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick still sees positive steps from his overall body of work as a quarterback.
“I think if you look at the entire week last week, it would look different than the game did,” Belichick said. “In some cases, the game looked better for some players, and in some cases the game didn’t look as good as some other things during the week.”