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.

72 responses to “Tim Tebow would consider the CFL, Urban Meyer says

  1. 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.

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

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

  3. 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. 😉

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.”

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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    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.

  14. 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.

  15. “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…

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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…
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    LOL- you got me. I completely forgot about Weinke. Well played, sir.

  20. 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

  21. “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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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

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    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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.
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    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

  28. 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……

  29. 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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