Uniform number: 5
How acquired: Signed as free-agent in June
Camp outlook: After being released from the Jets following a forgettable 2012 campaign, Tim Tebow, one of the most popular players in all of sports, signed with the Patriots in June. Tebow only played eight plays in 2012 as a quarterback with the Jets, mostly sitting behind starter Mark Sanchez, and after New York cut him early in the offseason, it did not look like anyone was looking to sign the 25-year-old former first round draft pick.
As a starter with Denver in 2011, Tebow led the Broncos to eight wins in 12 games, a division title, and a first-round playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tebow is projected as the third-string quarterback behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.