After failing to supplant Mark “Butt Fumble” Sanchez in New York last season, Tim Tebow’s NFL future is in flux.
Not so in the Arena Football League (AFL), where the Orlando Predators would “love to have him,” according to Predators owner Brett Bouchy.
“Whenever Tim is willing, we have a contract waiting for him to sign,” said Bouchy.
The much-maligned and equally hyped Tebow does not appear to be on track to open the 2013 NFL season as the Jets starting quarterback after attempting a measly eight passes in 2012.
In Orlando, Tebow would be playing in his home state of Florida where he starred for the Gators in college, winning the 2007 Heisman Trophy and back-to-back national championships.
Playing in the AFL has a track record of producing quality NFL quarterbacks, a la former star Kurt Warner. Warner spent four seasons in the AFL before becoming a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and the signal caller for the “Greatest Show on Turf” — one of the best offenses in NFL history.
Tebow currently sports a dreadful 47.9 percent career-completion percentage and an ugly 75.3 passer rating. If he is willing to put his ego aside, he could benefit from a different football environment and style.
With an unclear NFL future, Tebow might as well go for the big fish in a small pond approach and opt for the AFL.