Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow briefly became teammates with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during training camp in 2013. Despite their short time together, Brady made a lasting impact on Tebow, who is now trying to make it to the Major Leagues via the New York Mets’ minor league squad. In an interview before Tebow and the Syracuse Mets tackle the Pawtucket Red Sox, the former NFL quarterback said he has so much respect for Brady, whom he described as a good man.

Tebow also praised Brady’s ability to step up his game immediately when pressure or the stakes increase.

“He treats everyone the same. That means a lot to me. … sometimes when people have that much success, they can treat people differently, and he’s very humble that way,” said Tebow, who also competed with Brady during his time with the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets from 2010 to 2012. The Patriots signed Tebow to a deal in 2013 as a possible backup and heir-apparent to Brady, but he never made the 53-man roster.

Tebow played three years in NFL

A first-round pick (25th overall) by Denver in 2010, he played two seasons with the Broncos. However, he was traded by the Broncos to the Jets after they signed Peyton Manning to a five-year deal worth $96 million. Tebow played 12 games for the Jets before he was cut. In his career, Tebow completed 173 of 361 passes for 2,422 yards and 17 touchdowns with nine interceptions and ran for 989 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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After spending several years as an analyst for college football, Tebow pursued his dream of becoming a Major League Baseball player. Currently, the 31-year-old Tebow is in his third season as a professional baseball player. He started 2019 with the Syracuse Mets and he could make his MLB debut this year.

Brady loses another wide receiver

After wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson signed with the Chicago Bears, the Patriots and Brady lost another receiver after Chris Hogan signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers.

The Patriots never showed interest in keeping the 30-year-old Hogan despite their underwhelming receiving corps. Despite their bitter separation, Hogan said he understands the nature of the business side of the NFL.

Per Mike Reiss of Boston.com, Hogan said “at the end of the day, they're trying to run the team as best as they see fit. Sometimes things don't work out.” Hogan added that he’s excited about the opportunity of catching passes from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

A seven-year NFL veteran, Hogan made an impact in his three years with the Patriots, especially in the playoffs. In 40 games, Hogan caught 107 passes for 1,651 yards with 12 touchdowns and 34 passes for 542 yards with four touchdowns in nine playoff games. Hogan's departure means that the Patriots will be taking a wide receiver at some point in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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