Unless Tim Tebow is willing to change positions, his next NFL job appears likely to be team chaplain. That was the assessment from multiple executives — both named and unnamed — around the league yesterday after the Jets belatedly waived their celebrated backup quarterback and punt protector after trying in vain for months to trade him. League sources confirmed that the few teams that contacted the Jets about Tebow were open to trading for him only if he was willing to move to tight end, but Tebow continues to refuse that possibility. The Lions were the lone exception (at least if Tebow chooses to remain a quarterback) to warm up to him publicly, with GM Martin Mayhew telling Detroit reporters that “you never say never” when it comes to Tebow. But that sentiment puts Mayhew in what’s believed to be very thin company, as even the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League — who hold Tebow’s CFL rights — publicly downplayed their interest in adding the former Heisman Trophy winner. “If he wants to come to Canada he would be in the same situation as the one he was in with New York,” Alouettes GM Jim Popp told TSN yesterday. “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].” An NFC GM told The Post yesterday he would be “shocked” if Tebow is on an NFL roster as a quarterback this fall. Despite the 8-5 record Tebow posted as the Broncos’ starting quarterback in his magical 2011 season, his extremely awkward throwing motion — which scouts now think is unfixable at Tebow’s age (25) — in a passing league is the dealbreaker for most teams.
Execs: Tebow has no prayer
New York Post | Apr 30