A week after not seeing the field in the Patriots’ 40-9 preseason loss to the Lions, Tim Tebow will have one last chance Thursday to convince coach Bill Belichick that he’s earned one of the 53 roster spots. The Pats face the Giants in the final game of the preseason, and Tebow is expected to get the bulk of the work at quarterback.
Unfortunately, the same issues that have plagued him throughout his career — namely, accuracy and deciphering defenses — continue to be a problem in New England. In the first two preseason games, Tebow has completed 5-of-19 passes for 54 yards (this includes a -1 yard performance against the Buccaneers), no touchdowns, an interception and three sacks. Nowhere else in the league is a team considering keeping a backup quarterback completing 26 percent of his passes.
But with Tebow it’s about more than the on-field production. Patriots owner Bob Kraft conceded as much recently.
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