The former college star turned NFL bust, at least as a quarterback, can take solace in that Patriots Coach
"I don't know what's going to happen here in the year, but certainly we've had a lot of players who've left here and come back here," Belichick said. "It's already happened this year."
Belichick said the Patriots released Tebow in the best interests of the team, which usually only carries two quarterbacks on its roster. All-Pro
"There's a million things that go into a personnel decision," Belichick said.
Los Angeles-based quarterback guru Steve Clarkson believes Tebow would be best suited to playing in the CFL, where dual-threat quarterbacks are often successful because of a larger field and a more wide-open game.
"It's time now to maybe just reconsider a different path to his ultimate dream," Clarkson told
"Anyone who wants to work on their craft the way Tim does, he just needs to give himself a couple of days and really decide, 'Is this what I want to do?' Clearly, football is still in his blood."
Tebow also has the option of hoping another NFL team inquires about his services. But that seems like a long shot now after short runs in Denver and New York with the
But Tebow has maintained all along that he's a quarterback and wants to play that position as a pro.