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Why the Recently-Cut Tim Tebow Reportedly Rejected an 'Inquiry' About Joining NFL Team


"I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback."

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Tim Tebow views himself as an NFL quarterback – and that's apparently the only position he will even consider playing.

In fact, Tebow received an "inquiry" about joining an NFL team at a different position and he rejected it, according TheMMQB's Peter King, who revealed the details Thursday on NBC. King also said Tebow has turned down offers in Canadian football and U.S. Rugby.

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 29: Tim Tebow #5 of the New England Patriots throws a pass against the New York Giants in the second half during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Credit: Getty Images 

"I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback," Tebow tweeted after being cut by the New England Patriots.

Now, it, at least, appears that he is adamant about the quarterback part. Many sports commentators have argued Tebow would make good fullback or tight end, but those possibilities look even less likely today.

Tebow was an all-star at the University of Florida, where he won the Heisman and two national championships while surrounded by talented teammates.

He was a success with Denver, for one season, when he went 7-1 in his first eight starts in 2011 then threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime to give the Broncos a 29-23 playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the New York Giants Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. Credit: AP

Tebow knelt on one knee - an expression of faith known as Tebowing - in the end zone.

But then a career of accomplishment descended into adversity.

Tebow led the Broncos into Foxborough the next weekend and lost 45-10 while completing barely a third of his passes.

He was traded to the New York Jets the following March and languished on the bench while coach Rex Ryan ignored fans' calls for Tebow to replace a struggling Mark Sanchez. Tebow threw just eight passes, ran only 32 times and was cut last April 29.

For six weeks no team wanted him until the Patriots signed him to a low-risk, two-year contract with no guaranteed money. One person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press that Tebow would make the veteran's minimum salary, $630,000 in 2013, with incentives.

Yet, barely two weeks after his 26th birthday, Tebow was cut loose.

He remains a free agent...for now.


The Associated Press contributed to this report. Featured image via AP.


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