Tim Tebow's inner circle has accepted that his NFL career may be over. Or, it hasn't. It depends, apparently, on which anonymous source you speak with.
With Tebow yet to find a new NFL home since being cut by the Jets in April, members of his camp have privately admitted that his career in the NFL is "probably" over, according to Dave Fleming of ESPN the Magazine.
However, Mike Garafolo of USA TODAY Sports spoke to a person described as a member of Tebow's camp who "vehemently denied" Fleming's report. The anonymous source told Garafolo that Tebow isn't ready to retire or look at options like the Arena Football League or Canadian Football League.
While there hasn't been any interest expressed in the former Jets backup quarterback by NFL teams, he has received a few offers from those other leagues, even if only to serve in a reserve role.
The Montreal Alouettes, who hold Tebow's CFL rights, said they would welcome him north of the border, provided he was willing to compete for the backup quarterback job. Ron Jaworski, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current co-owner of the AFL's Philadelphia Soul, said earlier in May that he had offered Tebow a roster spot on the Soul, just not the starting quarterback spot.