Tim Tebow is in a GREAT situation in New England ... so says "Sunday Night Football" sportscaster Cris Collinsworth who tells TMZ ... Bill Belichick is a GENIUS.
Collinsworth was strollin' Rodeo Drive with his family yesterday when he talked about the biggest signing in the NFL -- Tebow to the Patriots.
"I'm happy for him," Cris said ... "Bill Belichick's a genius, he'll figure out a way to make it work."
As for what position Tebow could play -- Cris says he still believes Tim's a playoff caliber QB.
But let's get serious, TT won't get close to the center as long as a guy named Tom Brady's still healthy.