Tim Tebow reportedly turned down inquiry to switch positions
SI’s Peter King reported on “2013 NFL Kickoff” on NBC Thursday that Tebow received an inquiry from an undisclosed team about switching positions, but the former Heisman Trophy winner turned it down.
Tebow was cut by the New York Jets in the offseason after having a disappointing season with them last year. He received very little playing time and was buried in their quarterback depth chart.
Tebow went unsigned for a good part of the offseason, but the New England Patriots signed him and brought him to camp. They cut him following their final preseason game and decided to only keep two quarterbacks on the roster — Tom Brady and backup Ryan Mallett.
Most people think Tebow will have to switch positions to tight end or H-back if he wants to continue his NFL career. I actually think he could remain a free agent and still end up playing this season once quarterbacks begin getting injured. That’s probably what he’s banking on, and why he remains focused on continuing as a QB.
“I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback,” Tebow wrote on Twitter upon being released by the Patriots. It looks like his desires have not changed.