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Tim Tebow Receives Job Offer from Ron Jaworski and Philadelphia Soul

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 17:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 17, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IMay 13, 2013

Tim Tebow has a chance to start over, as former NFL quarterback and partial owner of the Philadelphia Soul (Arena League) Ron Jaworski has offered him a roster spot. 

The Philadelphia Daily News' Ed Barkowitz reported this story on Monday after speaking with Jaworski, who said, "I haven't heard back from him and I'm not going to push it. If he decides he wants to play Arena Football, we'll make a spot for him."  

Kurt Warner was an Arena League quarterback before becoming a Super Bowl winner and multiple-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler. It's the road less traveled, to be sure, but a new beginning with Jaworski's Soul could be just the fresh start Tebow needs to get back into the NFL.

At this time, Tebow isn't receiving any interest from NFL franchises. The circus that surrounds him isn't something teams want to deal with from a backup quarterback, which is what Tebow has become in the last year-plus.  

Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver recently wrote a column in which he pontificated about whether or not Tebow is being "blackballed" by NFL teams who don't want to deal with Tebowmania.

The truth of the matter, however, is that Tebow's troubles don't stop with the media throng that shadows his every move.

He's simply not a good quarterback at this point in his career. 

With a career completion percentage of 47.9 and an elongated, slow windup, Tebow doesn't scare NFL defenses with his arm. This is a big reason why Jaworski believes a stint in the Arena League would do Tebow a world of good, per Barkowitz's report:

One [criticism] of Tebow is that he is slow and methodical. He would be forced to quicken it up in this league and it would be good training for him. You can learn a lot in this league. It's about processing information and getting the ball out . . . or you get whacked.

Jaworski isn't wrong.

Tebow needs to work on his mechanics, his field vision and his accuracy. A year or two in the Arena League would certainly help him improve in those areas.

At this time, Tebow has yet to respond to this offer, but it's an offer he should strongly consider.

 

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