I also hope no one links his release to anything other than football. Anyone claiming that Tebow didn’t win a job with his latest NFL team because of outspoken religiosity knows not the first thing about Bill Belichick, the coach who cut him.
Belichick is not much different from other NFL coaches, in that their roster decisions are about winning within a salary cap. It’s a cold calculation of getting the most on-field bang for the buck, and Belichick has simply earned a reputation as the coldest of calculators.
If anything, Belichick cutting Tebow validates decisions by coaches of Tebow’s previous teams, Denver and the New York Jets. Whether it was cutting Tebow or not playing him, they judged that his skills don’t translate to winning in the NFL.
Not with their teams and not at quarterback.
The Broncos are happy with Peyton Manning, and the Jets are … the Jets.
But everyone knows the Patriots under Belichick, who is all business when it comes to roster decisions.
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