Detroit, MI, United States (4E Sports) – New England Patriots third-string quarterback Tim Tebow wasn’t fielded in the team’s 40-9 preseason game loss to the Detroit Lions Thursday night at Ford Field.
The game against the Lions was the Patriots’ third in the preseason, which is generally the most important of the four.
Not having played any minutes, it was assumed that Patriots coach Bill Belichick has no plans for Tebow.
He still has a final chance to lock up a roster spot in the preseason finale Aug. 29 against the visiting New York Giants. By Tuesday, teams must trim their rosters to 75 players. The Patriots currently have 84 players.
Lions fans chanted Tebow’s name with about 10 minutes left in the game, and later booed when Belichick stuck with No. 2 quarterback Ryan Mallett.
Starting quarterback Tom Brady played the entire first half, while Mallett stayed on for the second half.
“You prepare yourself and be ready for whenever your number is called. There’s nothing else to it,” Tebow said after the game.