Tom Brady briefly spoke with Tim Tebow following the Patriots-Broncos game in Week 15 of the 2011 season. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Tom Brady shared his concern for Aaron Hernandez's behavior with Tim Tebow during a postgame conversation in 2011.
The exchange is part of an NFL Films highlight video that includes Brady and Tebow shaking hands after the Week 15 Patriots-Broncos game in Denver. The conversation concerning Tebow's former Florida teammates turned Patriots Hernandez and Brandon Spikes was first spotted by MassHoleSports.com.
Around the 1:20 mark of the video, Brady can be heard saying, "I'm trying to watch over Aaron and Brandon."
“I appreciate that, too, man. They’re good guys,” Tebow responds.
Brady replies with "[Yeah] they're a lot to handle."
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Perhaps Brady was referring to his experiences with Hernandez that reporteldy included threatening veteran Wes Welker only days after being drafted. Tebow reportedly was a witness to Hernandez's involvement in an altercation outside a Gainesville, Fla. restaurant in 2007.
A year and a half after their postgame chat, Brady and Tebow are now teammates, while Spikes continues to be a nonconformist missing Patriots OTAs and Hernandez has been released from the team after being arrested and jailed for murder. An added twist: Tebow could help fill the void left by Hernandez by shifting from quarterback to tight end.