Tim Tebow practiced with his new team today and afterward he made New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick seem positively chatty by comparison.

(Jared Wickerham / Getty Images) (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)

There was no lengthy press conference to introduce Tebow, who signed a two-year, non-guaranteed contract this morning. Reporters grabbed him as he left the field after the Patriots’ minicamp at Gillette Stadium and he gave only a brief statement, taking no questions.

“First and foremost, I just want to thank the Patriots for giving me an opportunity. I’m very thankful,” Tebow said. “It’s such an honor to be a Patriot and play for Coach Belichick and Coach [Josh] McDaniels [the offensive coordinator], to learn under Tom [Brady] and be a part of this great franchise a part of a very successful franchise.

“I found that out first-hand. I lost to them several times. So it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to working hard every single day and getting a lot better and learning under some great people. That’s all I got. Thank you all so much and God bless. I’m sure we’ll be talking more soon.”

(Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)

Previously, in TebowWorld

Belichick won’t talk Tebowing … or much else

Tebow signs with Patriots; will this work?

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