The Patriots have signed Tim Tebow, a league source confirmed to the Globe's Shalise Manza Young.

The quarterback is expected to join the team at its minicamp Tuesday.

Tebow was released by the New York Jets in April after they drafted quarterback Geno Smith. Tebow played one season in New York after two in Denver.

Tebow was drafted by the Broncos in 2010 after winning two national championships and the Heisman Trophy (2007) at Florida. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was the Broncos head coach at the time.

Like just about anything with Tebow, news of the move quickly became the talk of the sports world. Despite limited success in the NFL, Tebow has been one of its most popular players.

"I think it makes a great deal of sense. This is the perfect team for Tim Tebow to go to," former NFL coach Brian Billick said in an appearance on NFL Network, where he is an analyst.