Kraft: I wanted to see Tebow make the team
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Tuesday morning New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft admitted he really wanted to see Tim Tebow on the team and now he's rooting for the quarterback, whatever his future holds.
“I loved Tim Tebow. I very much wanted him on the team,” Kraft said. “If you look four of the last five years we've only carried two quarterbacks.”
The Pats' number one quarterback, Tom Brady, was also throwing out some major props.
“I enjoy being around him very much. He's a very talented football player and have a chance spend couple months with him. Kind of become a friend of his was great thing.” Brady said.
While Tebow was well liked in the locker room his numbers on the field didn't add up for the Pats.
In the three preseason games Tebow played in he threw two touchdowns, two interceptions and in the game against the New York Giants he was sacked four times.
"I think he wants to be a quarterback,” Kraft said. “To have a guy like that in the locker room, the kind of person he is, the way he conducts himself." Kraft said
It might be to soon to get rid of you number 5 jersey though; both Kraft and Brady hinted that the clock has not officially run out for another chance for “Tebow Time.”
“We were all rooting for him. Life takes funny turns. No one knows what’s going to happen in the future, but whatever he does, I know he's going to be a great success,” Kraft said.
“I wish him nothing but best. He’s a great person and a great player” Brady said
Kraft went on to say he's the finest young man he's met in his 20 seasons.
"We never know what’s going to happen. You’re one play away at all times from your whole game changing. I haven't met a finer young man," Kraft said