As folks like to say, when one door closes, another opens up.
The New England Patriots are in need of tight ends after Hernandez was arrested Wednesday morning. Police charged Herandez with murder and five-related gun charges in connection to the death of Odin Lloyd, an acquaintance who was found dead in an industrial park near Hernandez’s house. The Patriots immediately released Hernandez on Wednesday.
The tragedy of Odin's death and the impact on his family will become a secondary story for talking heads in our celebrity-obsessed culture.
Hernandez’s misery is a win for Tebow.
I’ve said this all along: Tebow’s best shot at staying employed in the NFL is to give up the QB thing and switch positions. Look for Tebow to be part of several packages, an H-Back deal, maybe some work at tight end, and a special teams slot.
But mostly, now, I am thinking tight end. Two-time NFL All-Pro Rob Gronkowski may be out indefinitely following his recent forearm and back surgeries.
Jake Ballard may be the best tight end on the roster right now, which is a sharp decline for a team that thrived on the two-headed beast of Hernandez and Gronk.
It all leads back to Tebow, who would have to be able to make the position switch of course.
That plan already seems in the works. After the Patriots traded for Tebow, Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, citing a source, reported that New England’s plan is for Tebow to “study a great deal at tight end.
Aaron Hernandez, Biggest Loser.
Tim Tebow, Big Winner.
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