Tebowing has a brand new meaning -- unemployed NFL star -- 'cause Tim Tebow has been dropped by the New England Patriots.
Tebow -- who signed a 2-year contract with the Patriots back in June -- was cut from the roster Saturday morning ... after failing to impress head coach Bill Belichick, according to ESPN.
The news comes just a little over 4 months after Tebow was fired from the New York Jets.
Since Tebow has been in the NFL less than 4 years, he could become a free agent and sign with another team ... begging the question, will another team even want him?
So we gotta ask...
Jets' Santonio Holmes
Back on Field After Injury!!
Hands Still M.I.A.
8/19/2013 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Santonio Holmes made a triumphant return to NY Jets practice after his devastating foot injury, and let's just say ... dude's got a way to go before he's game ready.
The Jets' star receiver (aka Mark Sanchez's best chance to keep his starting QB job) was practicing today at MetLife Stadium -- coming off a foot injury that benched him for almost all of last season.
In the vid, Santonio runs a pretty tight pass pattern -- but you gotta watch to see how the play ends.
Good luck Sanchez ... and Jets fans.
NY Jets Star Joe McKnight
Arrested In Jersey
8/6/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
More trouble for the New York Jets -- ANOTHER running back was arrested. This time, the perp is Joe McKnight who was busted in Jersey on outstanding warrants during a routine traffic stop.
McKnight -- who was drafted out of USC in 2010 -- was initially pulled over in Hanover Township on July 30 around 11am after cops noticed his 2010 Mercedes speeding and changing lanes without signaling.
But during the stop, the officer ran Joe's plates -- and noticed outstanding warrants for his arrest for (1) failing to pay a $200 fine because he didn't have proof of insurance during a previous incident and (2) failing to pay a $120 fine for a prior routine traffic violation.
According to the New York Post, 25-year-old McKnight was cuffed and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and released after posting the $320 bail.
It hasn't been a great off-season for Jets running backs -- back in May, McKnight's teammate Mike Goodson was popped on Route 80 after cops say he was in possession of drugs and guns. He pled not guilty to those charges.
Completes Actual Pass!
Fights to Keep His Job
7/24/2013 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
NY Jets fans rejoice ... Mark Sanchez looks ready to toss TD passes again -- as long as the receiver is 6 feet away from him on a NYC street corner ... without any defenders chasing him.
Just 2 days before Jets training camp starts, we spotted Sanchise cruising down a midtown sidewalk, pigskin in hand -- and then it happened.
Mark quickly spotted his open man (the driver of his limo), and hit him ... right in the hands! It's the kind of thing we did NOT see last season when Sanchez put up his 2nd worst career numbers for completing passes.
Now, if Sanchez can just repeat this with real NFL players ... he might be able to avoid a huge QB controversy.
The Jets drafted Geno Smith -- a college superstar -- who's expected to challenge Sanchez for the starting job.
Your move, rook.
QB to Sign with Patriots
6/10/2013 2:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tim Tebow's prayers have been answered ... 'cause the former Heisman Trophy winner is reportedly all set to ink a deal with the New England Patriots.
The details surrounding the deal are still unclear ... but according to ESPN, Tebow is expected to report to minicamp TOMORROW.
Chances are ... Tebow won't ever play a down at QB, 'cause there's this guy on the team named Tom Brady ... but clearly, coach Bill Belichick's got a plan for the guy.
Tebow was released by the New York Jets a few months ago ... after a lackluster season in which he BARELY saw the field.
But like some other people Tim's familiar with, his career is experiencing an unexpected resurrection.
An NFL Investigation Is One
5/26/2013 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jay-Z's foray into sports management has already hit a snag -- the NFL is investigating whether the rap superstar violated league rules involving the recruitment of New York Jets draft pick Geno Smith.
Jigga's Roc Nation Sports signed Smith earlier this week and a photo of Smith with Jay-Z was posted to Instagram prior to the announcement. The problem is ... league rules mandate that only NFLPA-certified agents may be involved in the recruitment of clients.
Also complicating matters ... Smith's adviser, John Thornton, was quoted as saying he was in meetings with Smith and Jay-Z, but later said he was misquoted.
It's unclear what the punishment would be if the NFL determines Jay-Z acted improperly.
NY Jets Running Back
Drugs & Guns
5/17/2013 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
New York Jets running back Michael Goodson was arrested in New Jersey early this morning after cops say the 25-year-old was in possession of weed and a loaded handgun.
According to cops, Goodson -- who was signed by the Jets during the off-season to compete for the starting RB job -- was a passenger in an SUV that was parked along Route 80 in Denville, NJ.
Cops say both Goodson and the driver of the vehicle appeared WASTED when they approached the vehicle.
During the encounter, cops say Goodson was found to be in possession of weed (less than 50 grams) -- PLUS a loaded .45 caliber and hollow-point bullets.
FYI -- a hollow-point bullet is used to create maximum damage to its intended target ... and in NJ hollow-points are not allowed to be carried around in public, with few exceptions.
Cops say both Goodson and the driver were so intoxicated that they were both transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the SUV was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
According to local reports, both Goodson and the driver were released from the hospital and into the custody of the NJ State Police. They're both still in custody.
If you're unfamiliar with Michael Goodson -- it's probably because he only has 3 career TDs.
NY Giants Owner
New York Jets
RUINED TEBOW'S CAREER
5/13/2013 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The New York Jets DESTROYED any chance Tim Tebow had to be a successful QB in the NFL ... this according to NY Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.
"I think him going from the Broncos to the Jets was not in anybody's best interest," Tisch told TMZ on his way out of Dan Tana's in L.A. Sunday night.
"Had another team picked him up after the Broncos, maybe he'd have a career."
So where will Tim end up? Tisch says Timmy should ignore the offers from the Lingerie Football League and focus on getting back into the NFL ... at least for now.
NFL QB David Carr
Tim Tebow WILL Play in the NFL Again!
4/30/2013 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't stick a fork in Tim Tebow ... 'cause he ain't done in the NFL just yet ... at least according to NY Giants quarterback David Carr.
Carr -- the #1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft -- was at LAX last night when we asked him if Tebow's release from the Jets signaled the end for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
Despite the media funeral for Tim's career, Carr still thinks there's hope.
As for Mark Sanchez's future in New York ... well, check out the video.
Offered New QB Gig ...
At 'Lingerie' League
4/29/2013 12:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's hoping Tim Tebow has developed a taste for women's undergarments ... because TMZ has learned, the teamless QB has just been offered a new job with the "Lingerie" Football League.
The LFL -- now known as Legends Football League -- sent Tebow's agent a letter moments ago, offering the former Jets QB a swanky new coaching position ... after the Jets fired his ass this morning.
LFL President Mitchell Mortaza writes, "Now that it appears Mr. Tim Tebow's career in the National Football League may be coming to an end, we at Legends Football League would like to extend him an offer to become our Quarterbacks Coach nationally."
The letter doesn't explain Tim's duties or how much he'd be getting paid ... but it's better than nothing.
Jets CUT Tim Tebow
Don't Let the Door Hit Ya,
Where the Good Lord ...
4/29/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Our quarterback, which art in New York ... Tim Tebow be thy name ... YOU'RE FIRED!!!
Tebow will no longer have the opportunity to deliver the New York Jets from evil, 'cause the team cut his ass ... just days after drafting another QB with a more fluid throwing motion (Geno Smith).
Jets coach Rex Ryan said in a release today, "We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow. Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this offseason. We wish him the best moving forward."
The Jets acquired Tebow last year in a trade, but he threw only eight passes this past season. The move cost the Jets over $4 million.
You may be seated.
The Power of Christ Compels You
... To Become a Movie Star
3/25/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Forget the NFL, Tim Tebow's playing for Team Jesus next year ... ON THE BIG SCREEN ... at least if a faith-based indie film producer gets his way.
Producer David Dginguerian -- who makes a bunch of Jesus-y movies including the recent "Crossroad" -- just sent Tim's people a letter, saying the holy QB is the perfect candidate to star in his next film.
David writes, "You are an inspiration to so many on the field and off, and I am certain that your passion will also come through in films."
It's unclear how much David's willing to cough up for Tim's services -- but if they're paying for Tim's acting chops, they might get a good deal ...
We reached out to Tebow's reps ... so far no word back.
Smashes Red Mustang
In 3-Car Pile-Up
1/22/2013 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Jets head coach Rex Ryan capped off his train wreck of a season with ANOTHER major accident last week in Pennsylvania -- this time involving his red Mustang and two other cars ... after Rex reportedly ran a red light.
Rex was driving along a road in Bethlehem, PA around 6PM last Monday when he allegedly ran the light and rammed another car -- which then crashed into a third vehicle ... this according to Deadspin.com.
According to the report, Rex denied to police that he was speeding ... but did NOT deny running the red light.
Police described the damage to all three vehicles as "moderate." There were no injuries. So far, no word if Rex was cited in connection with the accident.
It's unclear why Rex was driving around Bethlehem last week -- but there's talk he was in town to meet with the Jets brand new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (previously of the Eagles).