Tim Tebow may be done with the football portion of his career.
Playing football, at least.
The former Heisman Trophy winner last suited up in an NFL uniform nearly one year ago, when he played for the New England Patriots in the 2013 preseason before ultimately being cut. Tebow waited the rest of the season, working out in case another team got bit by the injury bug and came calling, but every time there was an opening Tebow was passed by.
Now it appears that Tim Tebow is done with his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL again. There has been no indication around the league that another team wants to give Tebow a chance, and no indication that Tebow is putting himself out there to be picked up. Tebow also doesn’t appear interested in playing anywhere else outside the NFL.
Tebow currently has an outstanding offer from the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. The team’s new owner, David Siegel, said Tim has a spot on the team waiting for him if he so chooses.
“If anyone knows Tim Tebow, tell him to call me,” said Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, said. “The team number is 844-455-PRED.”
But Tebow has turned down other opportunities to play outside the NFL before. He has had offers from the Omaha Beef, another indoor football team, the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, which hold Tebow’s rights.
Tim even turned down a $1 million offer to play for the Moscow Black Storm in last year’s Russian league playoffs.
Insiders say Tim Tebow wants only one thing — to play quarterback in the NFL. That is the reason he has also resisted attempts to convert him to another position, thwarting the handful of teams interested in making him a tight end or an H-back.
Instead, Tebow has moved on smoothly to the next phase of his career as a college football analyst. He has joined on to help launch the SEC Network with ESPN, and seems to be doing quite well. Last week, Tebow closed on a $1 million home on a golf course in Jacksonville.
Though he seems content with his new position, Tim Tebow may leave to follow his dream if the opportunity arises. He has an out in his contract in case a NFL team comes calling.