With Tim Tebow now out of a job as an NFL quarterback, many people seem to think that the Canadian Football League would be an ideal place for the former Heisman Trophy winner to resurrect his football career.
All three Tribune Co. writers who responded to the question "Where will Tim Tebow play next?" on Monday, the day Tebow was released by the New York Jets, said the CFL would be his best bet.
Turns out that might not be much of an option either. The Montreal Alouettes own Tebow's exclusive CFL negotiating rights, and their general manager seems to be in no hurry to make room on his roster for the popular American quarterback.
“We have quarterbacks under contract,” Jim Popp told the Montreal Gazette. “We’re going to camp in a month. We’ve got a starting quarterback. I’m not out there enticing or trying to convince [Tebow] to come to Montreal because he’s [not] going to be a starting quarterback. He would be coming to Montreal to be a backup player ... to learn the game and, maybe, in the future, he’ll be able to compete for a starting job.”