Tim Tebow continues his struggles after the Seattle Seahawks, who are in need of a backup quarterback, turns him down and he’s running out of time to find a home in the NFL before spring training begins.
The revelation comes after the Seahawks announced it was looking at Seneca Wallace, Tyler Thigpen and others. But Tebow is not expected to be someone the team pursues as it looks to find a backup to starter Russell Wilson.
A position on the roster became available after the team traded Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders last week for two draft picks.
The team is looking to add a mobile quarterback who can utilize the zone-read option that is often used with starter Russell Wilson, and that’s why it was rumored to be Tebow.
However, the former Jets backup does not fit into the team’s plans.
The former Gators college quarterback gained national attention after leading the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011 as a “mobile quarterback.” However, he was traded to the New York Jets after his former team acquired Peyton Manning in free agency.
Tebow had much less success in New York, where he was never given a chance to start at quarterback despite poor play and injuries in front of him on the depth chart. He finished the year with only eight passing attempts and 32 carries.
With the Seahawks now out of the running, it is becoming increasingly likely that the Jets will simply end up cutting the Tebow, which is sad.