Tim Tebow Offered 3-Year Contract by Arena Football League's LA KISS
Well, if rock-and-roll legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have it their way, he will be joining their new Arena Football League team. According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, the L.A. KISS have offered Tebow a three-year contract:
The L.A. KISS -- yes, KISS bought an AFL team -- has offered Tim Tebow a three-year deal. KISS wouldn't pull a publicity stunt, would they?— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) September 9, 2013
Stanley indicated his excitement about the potential signing in a press release, via Nate Davis of USA Today:
Tim Tebow is one of the most recognized and respected athletes in sport. His joining us would mean great things for his fans and for our team, especially from a business standpoint. His credibility within the sports arena is paramount and with our commitment to bringing football without compromise back to LA, we're excited to see how this offer turns out.
As incredible as Tebow playing for the KISS would be for sports media, it just doesn't seem very likely. Back in May, Mike Garafolo of USA Today reported that Tebow was not prepared to accept an offer from an AFL team—or even a Canadian Football League team, for that matter.
Tebow all but confirmed that notion upon being cut loose by the Patriots, making it abundantly clear on Twitter that he is not done chasing his dream of being an NFL quarterback.
...to be a part of such a classy organization. I pray for nothing but the best for you all. I will remain in relentless pursuit...— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 31, 2013
...of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback. 2 Corinthians 12:9: And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient...— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 31, 2013
Based on how poorly Tebow performed during the preseason, though, playing a year in another league may be a viable option. After all, there is little doubt that the KISS would start Tebow and give him every opportunity to succeed.
Should Tebow sign with the L.A. KISS?
After damaging stints with the Patriots and New York Jets, Tebow needs to show talent evaluators that he can still get the job done. The AFL is a far cry from the NFL, but many players—including two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner— have successfully made the jump from the Arena League to the NFL.
Despite that, Tebow appears to be set in his ways. Perhaps that will ultimately prove to be a good thing, though, since he doesn't seem like the type of guy who likes to rock and roll all night.
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