Tim Tebow is done with the New York Jets. One way or another, he will not be playing professional football anywhere in the northeast next year. The main question facing him, his many, many handlers and his increasingly dwindling legion of supporters at this point is: where is he going to go next?
At the moment, the only realistic NFL option for Tebow appears to be the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even though new management doesn’t seem to be anywhere nearly as high on him as the prior one was, adding a big name, attention-magnet is undoubtedly still something Jacksonville is still interested in. And seeing as they don’t exactly have a superstar at quarterback right now, bringing Tebow in and letting him compete for the starting spot seems like a win-win for all involved.
However, if for whatever reason the Jaguars opt to pass on Tebow, things suddenly get a lot more interesting. With no viable NFL options, the 25-year-old former star could be forced to either head north to the Canadian Football League, or link up with a different outfit here in the U.S.
One possible option? The Arena Football League, apparently.
"Tim would certainly want to first exhaust his opportunities in the NFL, but we'd love to have him," Predators owner Brett Bouchy told the Orlando Sentinel.
"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. Whenever Tim is willing, we have a contract waiting for him to sign."
Tebow completed six out of eight passes in 2012 while spending the vast majority of his season backing up turnover machine, Mark Sanchez.