Tim Tebow Released By Jets, Offered Job In CFL

Tim Tebow has been released by the New York Jets in what was seen as a move that had been coming for quite a while.

Once Rex Ryan decided that the team wanted to add West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, it seemed that the writing was on the wall.

The release comes just one year after the Jets first signed the cult favorite quarterback. Along with the former Denver Bronco QB came a media circus.

An signing announcement that drew 200 members of the media seemed a bit excessive for a backup quarterback.

That circus eventually devolved into a mess that the team was obviously ill-equipped to deal with.

Ryan never actually said that he had no faith in the run-first quarterback’s ability to play in the NFL.

The head coach also didn’t give his media darling much of a chance to start.

Before Tim Tebow was released, there was plenty of talk about just how bad the Florida Gator star was behind center.

That talk has only continued today as the discussion starts to turn to whether or not another NFL job is in the offing.

If indeed no National Football League team wants to give him a chance, the Canadian Football League would be open to the idea.

Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said that his team owns the CFL rights to Tebow and he would be more than willing to give him a shot.

Popp added that he would need to start off as a backup, until he learned the CFL game.

The general manager also offered up that he had not yet talked to the newly unemployed quarterback’s agent and he expected they’d be looking for an NFL job first.

With Tim Tebow released, do you think his quarterbacking days are over?

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