The Arena Football League and Tim Tebow could be a match made in football heaven.
The arena league needs as much publicity as it can get, something Tebow can surely provide, and Tebow needs a starting job, something he can find in the arena league.
No papers have been signed yet but there is at least one offer on the table. Brett Bouchy, the owner of the Predators, said that Tim Tebow has a contract whenever he’s ready to sign.
Bouchy said: “Whenever Tim is willing, we have a contract waiting for him to sign.”
It isn’t that far fetched to see Tebow drop down to the Arena League for a couple of years. He was the second string quarterback in New York last year but hardly ever saw the field. When the Jets did decide to pull the abysmal Mark Sanchez, they hopped over Tebow and threw in Greg McElroy. Tebow is still on the roster, but the Jets have also added veteran David Garrard to their growing list of QBs.
Basically, if Tebow wants to see the field it isn’t going to be in New York. It might not even be in the NFL.
But that doesn’t mean that hope is lost. Bouchy points to Kurt Warner saying that the Arena League could help Tebow improve his game.
Bouchy said: “Tim would certainly want to first exhaust his opportunities in the NFL, but we’d love to have him. I think he would definitely improve as a quarterback in our league. Kurt Warner told me once that when he got back to the NFL after playing in the Arena League, the NFL game was like slow motion. Everything in the Arena League is just so much faster and quicker and predicated on accuracy.”
Do you think Tim Tebow will swallow his pride and sign with an Arena League team?
The Jets are reportedly shopping around to see what they can get for Tim Tebow but it doesn’t seem like any NFL teams are really interested. If Tebow can’t find a spot the AFL may be his only option.
Of course, there is another option for the former Mile High Messiah: He could give up on his professional quarterback dreams altogether and try to play tight end.