Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III thinks it’s a positive that quarterback Tim Tebow has signed a 2-year deal with the New England Patriots, saying this as quoted by sports reporter Jeff Darlington for NFL Network on his tweet: “I think it’s good.”
It’s good that RGIII is taking a positive outlook on Tebow being signed because a lot of NFL quarterbacks might not be as nice about it given how much popularity that Tebow gets compared to many of them. Tebow is arguably more popular than almost all of the current starting quarterbacks in the National Football League and that breeds resentment from some.
RGIII is still rehabbing an injured right knee and he’s just hoping to be able to play in the first game of the season this year. He may get his wish but it doesn’t mean he’s going to be able to get through the season without suffering a setback. There’s a lot of hope riding on this season for the Skins and RGIII. He suffered a horrific knee injury last January and that kind of injury sometimes creates additional problems for players in terms of them suffering additional injuries.
Tebow was thought to be a perfect mobile quarterback when he entered the NFL in 2010. However, he played little in 2010, and despite looking decent in his second season with the Denver Broncos, he was traded to the New York Jets in 2012, where he languished on the bench and wasn’t used during the season by the Jet’s head coach Rex Ryan.
It was a crazy thing because Ryan had been talking about how he wanted to use Tebow in the wildcat offense to take advantage of his running ability to stretch defenses, but then he never got around to using him at all, period. At the end of the 2012 season, the Jets cut Tebow and he was in limbo after that until being signed by the Patriots in a 2-year deal.