After being cut by the New York Jets last month, Tim Tebow could be returning to football soon.
It just won’t be with an NFL team.
Former NFL player Ron Jaworski is one of the owners of the Philadelphia Soul, a team in the Arena Football League. Jaworski says that after Tebow was cut on April 29, he contacted the unemployed quarterback and offered him a roster spot with the Soul. He has yet to get a reply.
"I haven't heard back from him and I'm not going to push it," said Jaworski. "If he decides he wants to play Arena Football, we'll make a spot for him."
It doesn’t sound like Tebow was necessarily being offered a starting gig. Instead Jaworski and Soul coach Clint Dolezel envisioned using Tebow on certain plays around the goal line, Philly.com reported.
"One [criticism] of Tebow is that he is slow and methodical," Jaworski said. "He would be forced to quicken it up in this league and it would be good training for him. You can learn a lot in this league. It's about processing information and getting the ball out . . . or you get whacked."
Despite winning a Heisman Trophy and two national championships at the University of Florida, Tebow barely took the field for the Jets last season. He was unable to take over the quarterback job from underwhelming starter Mark Sanchez. Now it’s unclear whether he will get another shot in the NFL.
"If Tim Tebow decides he wants to play in the Arena Football League," Jaworski said, "I'd love to have him on the Philadelphia Soul."