FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ most heralded backup quarterback, Tim Tebow, surprised observers by taking part in some of the team’s receiving drills during its first training camp practice on Friday.
The former New York Jet caught three passes, with no drops, exciting the crowd of fans at Gillette Stadium’s practice fields who could be heard cheering his name.
But when he was working at quarterback, he had a much more modest outing. He finished the day going 6-for-10 with two interceptions in 11-on-11 drills. He was picked off by safety Nate Ebner and defensive end Chandler Jones.
Tebow called Friday’s practice “fun.” He said being a Patriot was “a great fit.”
As for his position on the field?
Tebow said, “I’m just doing what I’m asked.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.