01/31/2014 12:27 pm ET Updated Jan 31, 2014

Tim Tebow T-Mobile Ads Show Us Life Without A Contract Isn't All Bad

Not too many NFL washouts star in Super Bowl commercials. But few NFL washouts are Tim Tebow.

T-Mobile plays on Tebow's unsigned status in the league with big game ads that feature the still popular quarterback tackling Big Foot, riding a bull, saving the planet and performing several other deeds -- all of which the athlete says he's able to accomplish because he isn't tied up with a contract.

"Bottom line, contracts hold you back," Tebow declares, leading to T-Mobile's promise that it will pay the breakup fees of those who switch to the provider.

If Tebow threw a football as well as he pitched a product, perhaps he would have an NFL contract.