Tom Brady not worried Tim Tebow will distract Pats


When you're Tom Brady, very few things break your stride. The signing of a third-string quarterback -- no matter how famous that third-string quarterback might be -- does not qualify as one of them.

One day after Tim Tebow practiced for the first time as a member of the New England Patriots,'s Albert Breer asked Brady if he's worried about the media attention created by Tebow becoming a distraction.

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"I don't worry about much these days," Brady said.

Brady later was asked how he'd react if he was asked to come off the field for a package run by Tebow.

"That's a very hypothetical question," Brady said, according to the Boston Herald, "so maybe we'll deal with it if it happens."

(Translation: That never will happen.)

Ryan Mallett, who is set to enter his third season as Brady's backup, has more potential to be affected by Tebow's arrival. Mallett said the right things when asked Wednesday about his new teammate.

"He's a great player," Mallett said, according to "There's always competition, at every position. It's part of the job."

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