Now it’s starting to get ugly.
The general manager of the Montreal Alouettes, the team which holds the rights to Tim Tebow North of the border, said he’d welcome the former Jets backup.
To be their backup.
Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said Tebow would be the backup behind Anthony Calvillo, while he learns the Canadian game.
“If he wants to come to Canada he would be in the same situation as the one he was in with New York,” Popp said, via Dave Naylor of TSN.ca. “He can come here and compete to be the backup to Anthony Calvillo and learn the game, just like Jeff Garcia did [behind Doug Flutie]. And one day he might be the guy; that’s our vision. He can learn from the best.”
That said, Popp hasn’t contacted Tebow’s agent, and assumes he’s going to try every avenue in the NFL before he even considers coming to the CFL.
“If [Tebow] wants to come to Canada he will reach out to us,” said Popp. “And if he wants to come to Canada we would take a look at him.”
The way today’s going, it may be worth a look, as no one in the NFL is really rushing to his aid.