NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — So the hammer finally came down on Tim Tebow, as the Jets released the quarterback on Monday morning.
John Idzik’s decision to cut ties with the former Heisman Trophy winner didn’t exactly come as a shock. Between Tebow having a very limited role in 2012 and the Jets drafting Geno Smith, it was only a matter of time before the 25-year-old would be let go.
But what happens to Tebow now? Where does his career go from here?
It appears that he’s not even a particularly hot commodity in other professional football leagues. The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League would welcome Tebow, but he wouldn’t even be given the opportunity to start . In fact, he would have to battle to be the backup.
“If Tim Tebow wants to come to Canada we’d definitely welcome him,” general manager Jim Popp said. “That’s why we have him on our neg list, and we’d take a look at him and see if he can play in Canada. But it would obviously be competing for a backup job.”
That brings us to Tebow’s latest odd opportunity in the football world.
The Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, has reportedly offered the ardent Christian a position to coach the female players.
“Now that it appears Mr. Tim Tebow’s career in the National Football League may be coming to an end, we at Legends Football League would like to extend him an offer to become our Quarterbacks Coach nationally,” LFL President Mitchell Mortaza told TMZ.
Financial terms of a potential contract with the LFL were not released.
Used primarily as a personal punt protector on special teams in 2012, Tebow threw just eight passes on the season, completing six of them for 39 yards. He also rushed the ball 32 times for 102 yards. He didn’t score any touchdowns for New York.
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