Could Tim Tebow resurrect his career in the Arena Football League?
The AFL's Orlando Predators "would love" to have the former University of Florida star if he has no options in the NFL, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Tebow, arguably most effective as a publicity magnet with the New York Jets last season, will likely get his walking papers from the team if it can't trade him, the New York Post reports.
The Sentinel noted that another deeply religious quarterback, Kurt Warner, honed his talents with the league's Iowa Barnstormers and later won a Super Bowl.
Predators owner Brett Bouchy told the Sentinel:
"Tim would certainly want to first exhaust his opportunities in the NFL, but we'd love to have him," Bouchy said. "I think he would definitely improve as a quarterback in our league. Kurt Warner told me once that when he got back to the NFL after playing in the Arena League, the NFL game was like slow motion. Everything in the Arena League is just so much faster and quicker and predicated on accuracy. Whenever Tim is willing, we have a contract waiting for him to sign."
Tebow should seriously consider the offer, according to USA Today.
In describing Tebow's NFL prospects, the national daily offered this: "And the only reason the Jets can't find a trade partner to take Tebow off their hands is because he is not a very good quarterback (and that's being nice)."
Incidentally, Tebow made an appearance as the guest of honor at the Orlando Predators' home opener in 2011.
On their website, the Predators boast of a "performance guarantee," offering season ticket holders credit toward future tickets if the team does not win at least 10 games of its 18 games.
While acquiring Tebow might not bump up the victory count, it would likely put a few more people in the seats.
The Orlando Predators open their season March 24 against the New Orleans VooDoo.