Montreal Alouettes Would Welcome Tim Tebow as a Backup

Oct 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) prays after the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Metlife Stadium. The Jets won the game 35-9. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It is going to be a long road back to the NFL for former Denver Broncos and New York Jets back up quarterback Tim Tebow. He was released by the Jets this morning and now the question of where he will take his circus on the road to next is the most discussed about topic on ESPN and other networks.

Quite frankly, it’s unlikely that Tebow will land anywhere relevant anytime soon.

Like Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson, teams are unwilling to take on a player that attracts so much media attention. These players are distractions and take away from the team. It becomes a side show that most general managers want no part of.

While the NFL is a long shot, the Montreal Alouettes have extended an open invitation to Tebow.

The Alouettes own Tebow’s rights in the CFL and they said that he is welcome to come to Canada and compete… for a back up job.


“If he wants to come to Canada he would be in the same situation as the one he was in with New York,” Montreal general manager Jim Popp said, via “He can come here and compete to be the backup to Anthony Calvillo and learn the game, just like Jeff Garcia did (behind Doug Flutie). And one day he might be the guy; that’s our vision. He can learn from the best.”

The fact that the CFL is taking shots at Tebow goes to show you about his future.

He may be a great guy, but he’s not a quarterback.

The only chance Tebow has at making a comeback in the league is if he agrees to change his position to fullback or tight end. Otherwise, there isn’t really a place for him on an NFL roster. I mean, those personal punt protector positions are VERY limited.

Topics: Football, Montreal Alouettes, Tim Tebow

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