Arena League For Tebow? Predators Make An Offer

    March 18, 2013
    Chris Crum
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Reports are coming out that New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has been offered a job by the Arena League’s Orlando Predators.

Politics and faith aside, Tebow has been a controversial figure in the NFL since his arrival to the league. While he managed to lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs, his play has been a constant topic of debate in the sports world. Many have been very critical of his quarterback skills at the NFL level.

As Deadspin’s Greg Howard so elegantly puts it, “Tim Tebow is a bad quarterback. Tim Tebow is so bad that last year, he didn’t start a single game in place of another bad quarterback, Mark Sanchez, even though Sanchez was having an uncannily bad season. He is so bad that he is likely to be released from the New York Jets this offseason, and as of this writing, no one in the entire National Football League wants him on their roster, even though he has millions of fans across the country who consider him a good football quarterback, or at least a good Christian, and would invest hundreds or thousands of dollars to purchase his jersey and tickets to his games to show their support. This is not news.”

Even if no NFL team wants him, he may be able to find work at the Arena level. The Orlando Sentinel quotes Predators owner Brett Bouchy as saying:

“Tim would certainly want to first exhaust his opportunities in the NFL, but we’d love to have him. 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.”

If nothing else, Tebow’s celebrity status would help draw attention to the league itself, not to mention the Predators.

The New York Jets currently have five quarterbacks on their roster. According to ProFootballTalk, the team is still “looking at all possibilities” with Tebow.

  • Rob

    Greg Howard is an idiot. If Tim Tebow is so bad, how is it that with the Denver Broncos he went 8-6? He’s no Tom Brady or Peyton Manning but I know a lot of NFL quarterbacks with worse records and numbers than Tebow. His lack of success with the Jets has to do with how bad the team and the system is in New York. Put him in San Fransisco or Baltimore and all of the sudden Tebow is a serviceable QB. The reality is that some people just don’t like Tim Tebow. I don’t know if it’s because of his religious convictions or what, but to say he’s a bad QB when he’s had a winning record with a good team is just dumb.

    • http://Yahoo Al

      Sorry Rob…Denver had a good team that year, and while he is an outstanding competitor and probably a pretty cool person, Tim Tebow is a bad NFL quarterback. There are plenty of mediocre quarterbacks in the NFL. If he could play at this level somebody would pick him up. If you can’t outplay Mark Sanchez…probably a 2nd tier NFL QB…you probably won’t be successful in the NFL.

  • ben

    Tebow sucks and is over rated as a QB just because he bows down after every play. As if God is actually watching him play or gives as shit about football. What a dick. He’s be better off going back to Pop Warner.

  • Domenic Macellari

    Gee,I wonder what all this Tebo stuff is about. Hmmm?? Oh yeh, I forgot, he’s a christian. And the NFL. Not the NFL I grew up with.
    They suck with a capital UCK!!

    • kahabbi

      It’s very likely that there is a conspiracy perpetrated by the NFL to not play Tebow. And every team in the NFL goes along with this conspiracy even at the expense of team wins and no doubt financial gains, just because he is a christian. But he probably just sucks.

  • kahabbi

    Rob dont be dumb! Trent Dilfer, Doug Williams, and Brad Johnson have won Super Bowls and they sucked! So, the number of wins a QB has shows no correlation to how good he is. Dont you think if he was any good any number of teams in need of a QB would jump on him right now. Even his home town team, who would surely make a lot of money with him, doesn’t want him. It’s not a conspiracy he just plain sucks.

  • Trav

    @Rob, the only idiot seems to be yourself, because you cannot seem to remember how the broncos went 8-6, they went that way for one reason, due to the strength of their field goal kicker, that is it. Had it not been for him they would not have not made the playoffs nor would they have even had a winning record. Tebow is an awful QB, the man can barley even throw the ball more than 20 yards with any shape or form of surgical strike. All he will ever be good at is running the ball in a wild cat formation that is IT.

    • Kevin

      @ Trav Lol, How did they get into Field Goal range? Duh? He’s so bad that he beat the Steelers in the playoffs. They won 6 straight games. You don’t do that because “you’re so bad” You also don’t win 2 National Championships and a Heisman either. Who was the last Denver QB to win a playoff game? Dang, let me guess. Manning is great but he is 9-11 in the playoffs in what 14 years? BTW, he could not move Denver into Field Goal range in one entire Overtime period? Are you kidding me? That is IT.

  • Governor

    The criticism really started up after Tebow revealed his mother chose not to have an abortion. There’s the real point of contention – the “experts” would have terminated him in the womb. He makes them look bad, every day and every way.

  • Grandmame

    My how poeple forget! As a Christian Tim is persuided. It is time to stop this nonsense. The boy can play football. Stop looking for bad things to say about good people.

  • David R

    If he were not handsome and if he did not have his Christin gimmick no one would give a damn about this clown.