Well, if Tim Tebow can’t find a quarterback job in the NFL and isn’t overly interested in playing in the Arena Football League or the Canadian Football League, he’ll have a fallback in the Russian Football League.
The owner of Moscow’s Black Storm has offered Tebow a $1 million dollar contract to play in two games for the franchise.
“We have offered him $1 million for two games,” Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaltsman told RBTH. “I talked with him personally and he wanted to go.”
Sounds good, right? Well, not according to Tebow’s agent:
Zaltsman’s plan is for Tebow to fly into Moscow for the Black Storm’s semifinal against the Moscow Patriots in the American Football Championship of Russia on Sept. 28, sweep the team to victory and then win the final.
Just one obstacle stands in the way, Zaltsman says – Tebow’s agents. “They’re thinking of using him as a motivational speaker,” he said with a sigh. “They don’t want him to play football.”
The Russian owner seems intent on bring Tebow to Moscow, where the Black Storm play you, you don’t play the Black Storm:
Perhaps surprisingly for a team owner in a league even most American expats in Moscow have never heard of, Zaltsman is prepared to play hardball with Tebow. “He says that this is his top choice, but from what we know, it is his only choice,” Zaltsman says.