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Report: Tim Tebow hasn't given up NFL hopes

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08:17 AM ET 06.01 | Many believe Tim Tebow's NFL career is over. Tebow is not one of those people. Not yet, anyway. A person who has spoken at length with Tebow about his current prospects for returning to the league told USA TODAY Sports that Tebow isn't ready to give up, retire or look to head to the Canadian Football League or Arena Football League. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither Tebow, his representatives nor his relatives have addressed his situation publicly, was reacting to an article from ESPN the Magazine, citing members of Tebow's camp saying the former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback has given up on his NFL career. The person who spoke with Tebow is a member of his camp, and vehemently denied the report.

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June 1, 2013  08:34 AM ET

He better not just sit around and wait for a call if he wants to play in the NFL. The CFL is not an option, they have stated so publicly. He should find an Arena team and prove to the scouts that his passing accuracy has improved. That is the number one skill set any QB brings to the table.

June 1, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Tebow has two rather large things against him. His skill at QB is just not there yet, and even if a team gave him a chance to grow and get better, his biggest enemy would be the media and no team would be willing to disrupt their locker room by letting a rabid pack of dogs descend upon it every single minute. Sorry Tim.

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June 1, 2013  09:18 AM ET

H-Back.

June 1, 2013  09:29 AM ET

I haven't given up hope of finding a hot 22 year old girlfriend either, and I like my chances better than Timmy's chances of being a QB in this league.

June 1, 2013  09:29 AM ET

The only thing Tebow has proved in the NFL is that under the right set of circumstances, you can win games with him at QB. The Dilfer Rule. Change those circumstances, and he has no answer. BB and the Pats exposed his weaknesses. Blame them.

I admire Kurt Warner because he did not sit around waiting for the phone to ring. He went out and found an arena to prove he could do more. The easy way for Tebow is to sit around and then have his legions cry "foul." 32 teams are not interested, are the all wrong?

June 1, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Seems to me the holy boy is suffering from one of the seven deadly sins: pride

Change positions and you may actually be able to have a solid career in the NFL.

June 1, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Seems to me the holy boy is suffering from one of the seven deadly sins: prideChange positions and you may actually be able to have a solid career in the NFL.

Yep.

June 1, 2013  09:44 AM ET

If you've never seen this its worth a look....IMO

June 1, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Yep.

June 1, 2013  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Seems to me the holy boy is suffering from one of the seven deadly sins: prideChange positions and you may actually be able to have a solid career in the NFL.

His agent should tell him to do what every body else in this world does when the company lets them go. You pick yourself up, stop waiting for the phone to ring and go door to door. Every door, CFL,Arena, Europe, you name it, until one opens.

Or change your career path. fine, be a motivational speaker. Nothing wrong with that. Just don't cry the blues down the road because that phone did not ring.

June 1, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The only thing Tebow has proved in the NFL is that under the right set of circumstances, you can win games with him at QB. The Dilfer Rule. Change those circumstances, and he has no answer. BB and the Pats exposed his weaknesses. Blame them.I admire Kurt Warner because he did not sit around waiting for the phone to ring. He went out and found an arena to prove he could do more. The easy way for Tebow is to sit around and then have his legions cry "foul." 32 teams are not interested, are the all wrong?

Great post- People have been telling him to go to Canada or the Arena League if he wants to improve his QB skills.

From the looks of things though, he probably will never play QB in the NFL, so why does he reject any idea of moving to another position like RB or TE ?

June 1, 2013  10:43 AM ET

Perhaps a tutor

June 1, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Great post- People have been telling him to go to Canada or the Arena League if he wants to improve his QB skills. From the looks of things though, he probably will never play QB in the NFL, so why does he reject any idea of moving to another position like RB or TE ?

The spoiled brat rule: It is the same as the little league kid who refuses to play the OF because the coach will not let him be the pitcher. No difference. Look, if he loved football he would play any position. Might be a pretty good FB, doubt his hands are good enough to be a TE and the routes and all. But full back? Look at a guy like Hynoski. I have NO sympathy for the guy at all. Better players than him are out of the league right now.

June 1, 2013  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

From the looks of things though, he probably will never play QB in the NFL, so why does he reject any idea of moving to another position like RB or TE ?

This is not new for him. He was home schooled and moved into an apartment in a certain district just so he could play QB at that school because the district he really lived in had him as a TE.

It worked out for him, but the ceiling for him as a QB has reached its limit. The league will tell you what you are and are not and they are rarely wrong. They get it right 99% of the time.

June 1, 2013  11:09 AM ET

Tebow...

Freeney...

T. O...




Collusion.

June 1, 2013  11:18 AM ET

The Broncos traded down in that 2010 draft. % pro bowlers were chosen before they draft again at the 22 spot. Then they use 25 pick on Tebow. The next first round picks produced very good players. Some more than very good, including to CBs. Wonder what better DBs would have meant to them in that Ravens play off game?

June 1, 2013  11:21 AM ET
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Tebow... Freeney... T. O... Collusion.

Except there are teams, like your Cowboys, that would have loved to spend some cash in FA, but the cap room was not there. Same as my Giants..Freeney does not address that issue. Because how can you say they collude to NOT spend money when so many teams are at the cap level?

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June 1, 2013  11:38 AM ET

Tebow was fun to watch. I hope he gets another chance.

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