Last year the New York Jets tried to run a two-quarterback system with disastrous results. Signing Tim Tebow brought more storylines than wins -- and the team now looks to move forward with Geno Smith. However, the Patriots aren't the Jets, and Tom Brady is no Mark Sanchez. Let's take a look around Twitter to see what public perception of the move is.
The first reactions on Twitter are often emotion-filled, but it's the kind of raw human experience that tugs at the heartstrings.
Mom and I just jumped around the living room, close to tears, about how happy we are Tebow is now a Patriot!— Avery Nichols (@AveryJNichols) June 10, 2013
Most football fans were jumping around in glee, sharing the same tear-streamed face. For most, however, it was because that Tebow wasn't joining their team. Not many locker rooms could contain the media circus.
Tom Brady born in a manger. Tim Tebow born in a manger. Two chosen ones on the same roster. This is destiny. #LambsOfGod— Cuffs The Legend (@CuffsTheLegend) June 10, 2013
What does a manger in the Philippines look like anyway? More importantly, what animals are housed there?
Sadly, it wasn't all teary jubilation that Tebow was joining Belichick's team.
Tim Tebow to the Patriots... So this is how Tom Brady's legacy dies... with Thunderous applause.— Kevin Lewis (@bbslugger) June 10, 2013
There were jokes about the Jets' games too, plenty of them.
tebow will start against the jets and win and belicheck will become the master troll— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) June 10, 2013
Tim Tebow should start against NYJ next season, beat them, and then laugh in Sanchez's face after (But then apologize cause that's a sin)— Jimmy McNamara (@Jimmy_Mac20) June 10, 2013
There were also some choice theories that turned Belichick into a super villain.
That Belichick! Signing Tebow just to upset Jets fans. He can sit on the bench in Meadowlands and mess with their minds without a hike!— Spencer B. Rumsey (@SpencerBRumsey) June 10, 2013
Are we allowed to make the "Patriots signed Tebow so he could faith heal Gronk's arm and back" joke yet?— BW Smith (@bdubsmitty) June 10, 2013
The media, on the other hand were looking at the move with curiosity. Public consensus seems to be that he'll change positions, but early reports refute the idea.
Tim Tebow is expected to stay at QB, not change positions. He will work w/ Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, who drafted him in 1st rd in Denver.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 10, 2013
Also, biggest concern for Pats with Tebow was indeed the potential circus. So having Brady -- Read: No QB controversy -- was important.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 10, 2013
How will the #Patriots use Tim Tebow? He's going to play quarterback. Has never accepted playing another position.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 10, 2013
If the Pats run the trad. Wildcat, Brady's lined up wide. That ain't gonna happen. I think Belichick wants him to be Chris Cooley.— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) June 10, 2013