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Tim Tebow would consider the CFL, Urban Meyer says

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Tim Tebow might not be done playing professional football.

Tebow, the former Broncos, Jets, Patriots and Eagles quarterback, would consider playing in the Canadian Football League, according to his college coach Urban Meyer. When Mike Mayock told Meyer on NFL Network that Tebow needs the kind of experience the CFL provides, Meyer said he agrees, and added that Tebow would consider it if he found the right CFL opportunity.

“I think that’s a great point and I was actually in a conversation with him about going to Canada. The situation — his family and I were involved in it — we just didn’t think it was the right one. I think if there’s a right one I think he’d probably do it,” Meyer said.

Meyer acknowledged that Tebow still has work to do as a passer, and he said he was disappointed that Tebow wasn’t able to make the Eagles’ roster last year.

“He does have somewhat of an awkward throwing motion at times,” he said. “I really thought the Chip Kelly experience would be his opportunity — I really hope he gets his foot in the door.”

To get his foot in the door, Tebow may have to head north of the border.

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72 Responses to “Tim Tebow would consider the CFL, Urban Meyer says”
  1. brenenostler says: Feb 27, 2016 5:40 PM

    Do it Tim! You only live once!

  2. jam11163 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:41 PM

    Chip Kelly’s on line 1.

  3. blowfishes says: Feb 27, 2016 5:41 PM

    He’ll be with the 49ers during training camp. I’m not a fan of the guy, but he deserves continued looks due to his willingness to work on his game.

  4. eetadick says: Feb 27, 2016 5:43 PM

    Consider staying retired, ya Neverwas!

  5. gmen32 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:45 PM

    The CFL is good football, he should give it a try. His scrambling ability would be helpful but a strong arm is also required due to the wider field.

  6. chillpill1212 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:46 PM

    Worth a shot

  7. chillpill1212 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:48 PM

    Thank,you

  8. binarymath says: Feb 27, 2016 5:49 PM

    “…they say that love won’t pay the rent…”

    Cue Bill Murray slapping the clock radio in 3…2…1

  9. scottbrowning2 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:50 PM

    I wish the guy nothing but the best. He may be mediocre as a quarterback but he is a winner as an athlete and there is always room for a winner.

  10. hyprcaffeinated says: Feb 27, 2016 5:56 PM

    Jeff George is also interested in making a comeback. I put the odds of success for both Tebow and George about the same.

  11. dprouse says: Feb 27, 2016 5:58 PM

    He would sell tickets up here, that’s for sure. Montreal owns his rights, and they are actually a bit unsettled at QB right now. Get your frozen popcorn ready.😉

  12. coltzfan166 says: Feb 27, 2016 5:58 PM

    Cleveland should sign him. Just for the sake of getting rid of the Manziel culture and putting a guy like Tebow in the locker room

  13. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 27, 2016 5:59 PM

    He’s a great guy but a mediocre QB at best. He wasn’t even all that great at UF except for his leadership abilities. In college you can be a lousy QB and still be a starter (look at LSU and Alabama the past few years). In the NFL, if you can’t thread the ball into tight coverage, you’re a nobody. He did have some success in Denver so I think he may get another chance somewhere. I can’t understand why he hasn’t considered the CFL before if he’s serious about being an NFL QB. Warren Moon and others went that route so why was he against giving the CFL a shot if his dream is to play QB in the NFL. It could be a great opportunity for him but if he flames out in the CFL he can always fall back on his job on the SEC Network with ESPN.

  14. Bruce Gordon says: Feb 27, 2016 5:59 PM

    Do the Montreal Allouettes still have rights to him? He may have a hard time in the CFL…need a very strong Warren Moon like arm

  15. brenenostler says: Feb 27, 2016 6:07 PM

    Honestly, Cleveland may as well take a chance on him. He’s far from great, but having a guy like Tim Tebow in the locker room, in the huddle, and all that can rally a team and maybe get you eight wins. Which would be a huge step in the right direction for them.

    I just don’t think picking a QB in the first round is the answer. He’ll probably be a bust like all the other QBs taken by Cleveland in the 1st round. Plus they have an owner who wants to win now, not rebuild.

  16. thehatefulnerd says: Feb 27, 2016 6:07 PM

    Switch to TE dude.

  17. hahalolrofl says: Feb 27, 2016 6:09 PM

    eetadick says:
    Feb 27, 2016 5:43 PM
    Consider staying retired, ya Neverwas!

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    He won a playoff game. Some teams haven’t even sniffed the playoffs for decades, let alone a playoff win. Can’t say he is a “never was.”

  18. fanfrommontreal says: Feb 27, 2016 6:09 PM

    Why on Earth would a CFL team be interested in him? It’s a passing league and the guy cannot pass, period. And please stop saying stuff like “Tebow still has work to do as a passer”, he will be 29 next summer, went through a bunch of teams with competent football people and never managed to do it right. He will not miraculously morph into the reincarnation of Joe Montana.
    Stop being delusional.

  19. upperdecker19 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:14 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that a CFL uniform is comprised of denim jeans, denim shirt and denim jacket?

  20. stew48 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:19 PM

    Get that Meyer? See your MD about being delusional.

  21. scoocha says: Feb 27, 2016 6:22 PM

    The CFL, the only place where Urban Meyer’s skill position players can see the field.
    Go for it Tim, Ezekiel Elliott will be joining you soon enough.

  22. macker1283 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:23 PM

    He needs to do what Flutie did and just go up there and prove he can win. If Chip Kelly and Belichick aren’t going to have the balls to put him on a regular season field, no other coach is going to either until he proves he belongs to be somehow. The thing is, he could compete in the SEC and most SEC teams could beat CFL teams so that probably won’t even convince people.

  23. emmitt22bates40 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:26 PM

    He should be on an NFL roster but maybe if he goes to Canada, they’ll put a few games on television so we Tebow fans can watch him work his magic.

  24. cuda1234 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:36 PM

    Please just go away already.

  25. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Feb 27, 2016 6:38 PM

    This guy sucks. His failure has been glorious.

  26. catquick says: Feb 27, 2016 6:46 PM

    He would be stellar in the CFL. There’s so much room to run he couldn’t be stopped. NFLers had trouble keeping him in the pocket.

  27. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Feb 27, 2016 6:52 PM

    Steelers’ fans say, “THANK YOU GOD!”

  28. vegagreenleaf says: Feb 27, 2016 6:52 PM

    Just go away, once and for all.

  29. mongo3401 says: Feb 27, 2016 6:55 PM

    Awkward throwing motion? I think it goes far beyond that. Phillip Rivers has the most awkward throwing motion I have seen. Looks like he is throwing the shotput. But hey, he has down pretty decent

  30. WalterHartwellWhite says: Feb 27, 2016 6:55 PM

    LBs can’t play QB in the NFL..fact

  31. triggerdawg says: Feb 27, 2016 7:03 PM

    Steelers fans say thank you God,flacco 117 passing yds,old man noodle arm,175 passing yds,Broncos say keep flacco.

  32. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Feb 27, 2016 7:05 PM

    Tim Tebow: The first 29 year old QB in history to have people still talking about his “potential”.

    Oh, wait, I was wrong. He’s the second middle aged QB where people discussed his “potential”.

    The first was……Brandon Weeden.

  33. gmen32 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:13 PM

    catquick says:Feb 27, 2016 6:46 PM

    He would be stellar in the CFL. There’s so much room to run he couldn’t be stopped. NFLers had trouble keeping him in the pocket.

    ————————————————-
    There have been many great scramblers in the
    CFL over the years. All of them could be stopped.
    It will take alot more than running to have
    Tebow succeed in the CFL. I watch both
    leagues closely and put Tebows odds of success at
    50/50 (at best). Not sure his arm is strong
    enough.

  34. staffordsyear says: Feb 27, 2016 7:13 PM

    Maybe if he would swallow his pride and give TE a shot he might be on a NFL roster.

  35. bradygirl12 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:20 PM

    I agree,staffordsyear… if he would just give up the idea of being a quarterback,he would probably already be on an NFL roster. It’s too bad because I would love to see him play every Sunday.

  36. evermoresg says: Feb 27, 2016 7:26 PM

    “Oh, wait, I was wrong. He’s the second middle aged QB where people discussed his “potential”.

    The first was……Brandon Weeden.”

    I think you spelled CHRIS WEINKE wrong…

  37. tombstone7 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:26 PM

    IMO…. Never have so much been talked about for so long for a white player who sucks as a QB. Get ova Tebow…..accept the fact that you and Michael Sams aren’t good enough to take someone’s job! Geez, enuf already! Urban nds to stop enabling Tebow…..it doesn’t make sense

  38. acehawk55 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:32 PM

    Tebow is going to realize that the CFL isn’t as easy as he thinks it is. His lack of accuracy is a major issue because of the field size and one fewer down. While he might be able to scramble for some first downs, the extra defender in the box is going to make it a challenge. I hope he is humble and realizes how difficult the CFL game will be.

  39. thefox61 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:35 PM

    What makes any of you think he can play TE?
    Can he block? Can he run routes? Can he catch the ball?
    Why not put him in as a FB or LB or special teams?
    Why?
    Because he sucks.

  40. bobsnygiants says: Feb 27, 2016 7:42 PM

    go for it, and come back and kick .ss.

  41. bobsnygiants says: Feb 27, 2016 7:44 PM

    do it, and come backand kick .ss .

  42. gabbertformvp says: Feb 27, 2016 7:54 PM

    That would be a massive pay cut from his current job.

  43. phinfan says: Feb 27, 2016 7:55 PM

    do it, and come back and kick SchutzStaffel????

  44. brooks45 says: Feb 27, 2016 7:58 PM

    God no stay in the US tebow please and thank you

  45. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Feb 27, 2016 8:28 PM

    evermoresg says:
    Feb 27, 2016 7:26 PM
    “Oh, wait, I was wrong. He’s the second middle aged QB where people discussed his “potential”.

    The first was……Brandon Weeden.”

    I think you spelled CHRIS WEINKE wrong…
    =====

    LOL- you got me. I completely forgot about Weinke. Well played, sir.

  46. yyc2phx says: Feb 27, 2016 8:49 PM

    QB has a weak arm and you are going to a passing league?? 15 yard wider field.. Do you see a problem? Only the wildcat would work possibly

  47. stonedwhitetrash says: Feb 27, 2016 9:13 PM

    Little Timmie should have swallowed his pride and gone to the CFL several years ago.

  48. badmoonrison says: Feb 27, 2016 9:53 PM

    Does he speak Canadian?

  49. quicktaker says: Feb 27, 2016 9:59 PM

    I know Tebow is limited but he can win a couple games as a backup. I would rather have him for 4 games throwing the ball 10 times a game than these guys throwing the ball all over the place:
    Matt Cassel
    Kellen Moore
    Ryan Mallett
    Brandon Weeden
    Mark Sanchez
    Matt Schaub
    Dan Orlovsky
    Charlie Whitehurst
    Josh Freeman
    Kellen Clemens
    Ryan Lindley

  50. granadafan says: Feb 27, 2016 10:13 PM

    “dprouse says:
    Feb 27, 2016 5:58 PM
    He would sell tickets up here, that’s for sure. Montreal owns his rights, and they are actually a bit unsettled at QB right now. Get your frozen popcorn ready. ”

    Why would he sell tickets? Canadians aren’t nearly as fundamentalist religious as the US and those were his chief fanboys. He should just hit the conservative political speech circuit and make millions fleecing the weak minded.

  51. philyeagles5 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:21 PM

    can we just stop it already?

  52. v2787 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:24 PM

    Tebow is 29 years old. If he hasn’t learned how to throw a football by now, it’s not going to happen. He’s had plenty of chances (with several NFL teams) to develop an improved passing technique but is apparently incapable of doing so. Since that is the case, Tebow could go to Canada or Outer Mongolia to play and he still wouldn’t be a pro caliber quarterback. He’d sell tickets for awhile, but he’ll never make it in the NFL. That ship has sailed.

  53. themboys5150 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:34 PM

    Go North.. You were fun to watch..

  54. quicktaker says: Feb 27, 2016 10:45 PM

    Tebow is a throw the ball 10 times, run the ball, and hope to eek out a win guy. The Grey Cup winners (Eskimos) threw the ball 37 times a game. The CFL is a quick throwing style which does not fit Tebow’s style.

  55. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 27, 2016 10:47 PM

    Tebow was a better prospect than the lame ducks in this draft, for sure.

  56. drithe bors says: Feb 27, 2016 10:51 PM

    I would watch the CFL if he went.

  57. immafubared says: Feb 27, 2016 11:00 PM

    Arent we makng a huge leap that at least one team has a qb worse than tebone? These guys arent chump change. Passing is harder to with that wide field. He should get married and get laid and give football up.

  58. ikeclanton says: Feb 27, 2016 11:02 PM

    “Meyer acknowledged that Tebow still has work to do as a passer”

    ———-

    What??? He’s almost 30 years old. What are we waiting for that hasn’t been seen by every team and scout in the universe already?

    Note to Meyer–your boy cannot throw now, and what’s more, he never could.

  59. thetooloftools says: Feb 28, 2016 12:49 AM

    When Tim is 50 years old, people will say he is still looking to get into the NFL again.

  60. captainwhodat says: Feb 28, 2016 1:13 AM

    Tim Tebow would consider the CFL…but would the CFL consider Tim Tebow?

  61. tonebones says: Feb 28, 2016 1:23 AM

    They would love Tebow in Canada just as many love him here. The guy just somehow wins football games. He won huge in college, won big in the NFL, and I’m sure he’d dominate the CFL too. Plus he’s a great kid. CFL games would get good TV ratings in the USA too, if Tebow was playing.

  62. noteamforlosangeles says: Feb 28, 2016 4:13 AM

    Sign him, Rams…You may not become the best team in the NFC West, but you’ll certainly draw more ratings than that team owned by Jerry Jones.

  63. corporatemediaprostitute says: Feb 28, 2016 8:57 AM

    Yes, he should find a nice young man and get married. It’s legal now, Timmy. Ha!

  64. ahs2 says: Feb 28, 2016 9:22 AM

    tonebones says:
    Feb 28, 2016 1:23 AM
    They would love Tebow in Canada just as many love him here. The guy just somehow wins football games. He won huge in college, won big in the NFL, and I’m sure he’d dominate the CFL too. Plus he’s a great kid.
    ______________________

    This is exhibit A of the difference between a fan boy and the 32 NFL teams’ talent evaluators; The fanboy has the luxury of letting his emotions get in the way and of being wrong. If he were so great, he’d of been a starter from day 1…there’s no conspiracies, no unfair chances, no prejudice

  65. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Feb 28, 2016 9:36 AM

    Mediocre at best QB. There is a reason why not one NFL would give that piece of trash any serious consideration.

  66. coloradofort says: Feb 28, 2016 10:14 AM

    Its over……..move on

  67. swaggerville1 says: Feb 28, 2016 11:28 AM

    It’s time for Tim to come to the real football league where men play the game because they want to and love it. The NFL is boring and way over-rated. The CFL and US College football are very similar and offer way more dynamic athletic plays. Look at the crap that won this years Boring Bowl…… Seriously everyone who watches the NFL is being targeted in an incredible marketing game. Just look at this blog……

  68. truthinesshurts says: Feb 28, 2016 7:44 PM

    Curious how can we watch CFL games in the US ? Anyone ?

  69. truthinesshurts says: Feb 29, 2016 12:14 AM

    Yes, ESPN3…or was it ESPN Trois ?

  70. completefan says: Mar 5, 2016 8:44 AM

    Jim Popp hasn’t said a word.
    It ain’t happening.

  71. completefan says: Mar 5, 2016 8:49 AM

    He’ll be the fourth-best QB in the CFL East.

  72. sportsfan936 says: Mar 9, 2016 6:55 PM

    Tim Tebow was by far the most overrated Quarterback in NFL history. Where all the Cam Newton haters at? I remember all the haters saying that Tim Tebow would be the face of the NFL or take the NFL by storm, while Cam Newton would be one and done. It seems like it is the other way around.

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