NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tim Tebow may be running out of believers in the NFL.
The Heisman-winning, two-time national champion, first-round pick, AFC West-winning, playoff-winning quarterback is expected to part ways with the Jets this offseason.
Many expected the Jaguars to make a run at Jacksonville’s hometown hero. But on Thursday, new general manager Dave Caldwell slammed the door on Tebow: “I can’t imagine a scenario in which he’ll be a Jacksonville Jaguar — even if he’s released.”
What’s next? The Canadian Football League? A quick search on Twitter showed no shortage of CFL talk — some serious, some not.
“Hello Montreal?#cfl #tebow,” tweeted TSN reporter Dave Naylor. The Alouettes reportedly hold negotiating rights on Tebow.
Wrote Amanda Balionis: “John Clayton just said Tebow may want to look to CFL if he wants to remain a QB… welp.”
“NFL should realize Tebow fans could abandon the league entirely for the CFL if Tim ends up there,” fan Cheryl Milligan tweeted. “There are a LOT of us…”
The Jets will reportedly end the Tebow experiment via trade or release this offseason, though the team has insisted no personnel decisions will be made without a new general manager in place. New York acquired Tebow from Denver last March.
Tebow played in 12 games for the Jets in 2012, completing six of eight passes for 39 yards. He also carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards. He didn’t score a touchdown.
“The Jets didn’t ruin him. His lack of ability ruined him — and now he’s gone,” said WFAN co-host Craig Carton on Friday morning.
According to Carton, Tebow will be “lucky” to land in the CFL. Some on Twitter would agree.
“The speculation about Tebow going to the CFL seems silly to me,” wrote user Jim Fadler. “The QB’s have to be accurate up there also. You only get three downs.”