Think about how Patriots coach Bill Belichick rarely shows emotion or interest in anything. So it’s probably saying something that Belichick would take time to personally meet with a prospect in a casual, non-football environment, and what that might indicate about the coach’s opinion of said prospect.
Well, on Monday night, Belichick dined with Florida QB Tim Tebow, the Boston Herald reported, citing several sources.
Belichick, along with personnel head Nick Caserio, met with Tebow at Tresca in Boston’s North End, according to the Herald.
It was the second consecutive big-time dinner for Tebow, who shared a meal with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly on Sunday night in Buffalo. Tebow had been in New York making the rounds with Bills personnel.
Tebow’s dinner qualifies as one of the 30 in-house visits the Patriots are allowed to have with draft-eligible players. He was scheduled for a private workout with the Patriots, the Herald reported.
Since Tebow, who has modified his elongated throwing motion, is considered a project as an NFL quarterback, some people believe he would be a perfect fit in New England. Tom Brady is running the show, so Tebow would have time to learn the ropes behind one of the all-time greats. And that might be just what Tebow needs to flourish.
UPDATE: NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reports that Tebow also is scheduled to meet with the Browns, Redskins and Seahawks.