ESPN is reporting the New England Patriots will sign former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Tim Tebow.

According to ESPNs Ed Warner, the Patriots expect Tebow to be in minicamp by Tuesday.

News of the signing comes as a surprise to fans who remember the recent Yahoo.com article which alleged Patriots head coach Bill Belichick "hates" Tim Tebow. The article prompted this response from Belichick to ESPN Boston reporters.

Every single player has strengths and weaknesses. But regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible. It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported.

Sources close to the team report Tebow will be signed as a quarterback.

[ESPN]