The New England Patriots signed Tim Tebow on Tuesday, the team announced.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Tebow signed a two-year contract that includes no guaranteed money.

Tebow, who is expected to participate in the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday, was signed to be a quarterback on the Patriots' roster, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.

Former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke, who has been working with Tebow over the past month to tweak his throwing mechanics, told USA Today Sports that he believes Tebow can play quarterback in the NFL.

"Like I told Tim when I found out [Monday] that he signed, 'You're locked and loaded, ready to go,' " he told the newspaper.

The move reunites Tebow with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was the Broncos' head coach when Denver traded into the first round to draft the Heisman Trophy winner in 2010.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick often has spoken with admiration of Tebow's versatility, intelligence and character. Belichick covets what he has described as tough, smart, versatile football players.

Last month, Yahoo! Sports cited an "organizational source" as saying Belichick disliked Tebow as a player and there was "no chance" of him landing in New England. Belichick dismissed that notion last week, telling that the report was completely untrue.

Ironically, Tebow's last NFL start came in Denver's blowout playoff loss in Foxborough to Tom Brady and the Patriots following the 2011 season.

Tebow, 25, figures to compete with Ryan Mallett for a backup job behind Brady. The Patriots also released reserve quarterback Mike Kafka on Monday.