Former Jets backup quarterback and media lightning rod Tim Tebow has found a new home in the National Football League.

Many sources are confirming that Tebow has signed with the New England Patriots. He is expected to appear in Patriots minicamp beginning today.

ESPN’s Ed Werder was the first to break the story on Twitter. Werder followed up the announcement, noting that “Bill Belichick has always spoken of Tebow with admiration and move reunites with Josh McDaniels, who drafted Tebow in first round.”

Unlike in New York, Tebow is in no position to threaten the incumbent starter. Tom Brady has been the Patriots’ starting quarterback for 11 seasons. There has been speculation that Tebow’s skill set might be better suited for a role as a tight end.

New England has significant depth at the position behind All-Pro Aaron Hernandez, but the health issues associated with Rob Gronkowski could pave the way for an opening on the roster, especially if Gronkowski starts the season on the team’s physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

I'm happy for Tebow, I thought he'd been getting a bum rap from the media since he came to the NFL.  He's been a role model both on and off the field.  Then we see things that other players have done, Chad Johnson for example.  He's a moral man at a place that it's easy to be immoral.

I'm sure Belichick is loving the chance to rub the Jets face in this.  The two teams do not get along. Remember, the Pats play against the Jets twice.  That should make for some good TV.