Tim Tebow is not giving up on his NFL career hope, although there are conflicting reports that his days to become a quarterback in the football league may be over.
The truth is, Tebow hasn’t received an offer since he was cut from the New York Jets in April, and while many people think that Tebow’s career in the NFL is over, a close to the former Denver Broncos says that’s not the case at all.
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. Tebow isn’t expected to address the story anytime soon because the person said he’s trying to stay off the radar, due in part to the very issue that led to the ESPN the Magazine story — the attention he brings could be seen by some teams as an unnecessary distraction.
Without the side show, perhaps a team would be interested in adding a versatile player who has a knack for winning games and performing in the clutch. Tebow was cut by the Jets on April 29.
As of now, no team seems in a rush to sign Tebow. There are still more than three months before the start of the season. And despite a report to the contrary, Tebow hasn’t given up hope he’ll be in an NFL uniform in Week 1.