Tim Tebow’s time has come with the Patriots, but the greatest story line that surrounds the quarterback will be limited to his positional value with the offense.

The Patriots agreed to terms with Tebow, according to a source. Tebow could be at minicamp as early as today to complete the deal. Contract details are not yet known.

Tebow, who is one of the most polarizing athletes on the planet, consistently displayed an interest in remaining at quarterback, whether it was after his illustrious career at Florida, during his two seasons with the Broncos or even his one-year run with the Jets. Yet, after being a free agent for nearly six weeks, his options to remain in the NFL had become obviously limited, which means he could potentially convert to fullback or tight end, or hold down a role as a versatile offensive contributor.

First things first, the Patriots released third-string quarterback Mike Kafka yesterday, so Tebow immediately fills that role. And with a 90-man roster limit through training camp, there is a need to utilize a third signal-caller at practice. As the roster currently stands, consider Tebow a quarterback, but don’t rule out anything.

Consider a few things. Tebow and Bill Belichick have a strong history that dates back to his career with Urban Meyer’s Gators, and Pats offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels traded picks in the second, third and fourth round to move up to draft Tebow in the first round in 2010.