Belichick Cut Tim Tebow Off Team After Having Him Reject $1M Endorsement Offer

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Former NFL player Tim Tebow has a book called “Shaken” and spoke about his time with the New England Patriots.

He claims in the book that future hall of famer, coach Bill Belichick, made him miss out on a $1M endorsement and then shortly cut him from the team. Tebow claims he asked Belichick if he should take the endorsement offer and he said no. In an interview on ‘FOX and Friends’, he claims he asked because he didn’t want to be a distraction:

“You went to [Belichick] and you said, ‘Should I do this, coach? What do you think?’ You said for any other coach you wouldn’t have asked, you would have just done it and gotten the million dollars. And he said, ‘I’d really appreciate it if you didn’t.’ And then a few weeks later he cuts you from the team. …”

“Well, I didn’t want to be a distraction on the team. I wanted to be just another guy in the locker room. Someone that could work, someone that could be a backup to Tom [Brady], and I didn’t want to be a distraction having stuff all over the headlines. That’s why I called coach Belichick to say, ‘What do you think about this, this is a great opportunity to say yes to, but I want to do what’s right for the team first.’

“He appreciated me calling but said, ‘Hey, listen, I would prefer if you didn’t do it.’ So, of course, I didn’t because I put the team first. And that’s not something I look back and regret at all. It was me trying to honor the team, and if I could do it again I’d have done the same thing.”

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