Tim Tebow may participate in the NFL veteran combine coming up this month and this could be the last shot for the quarterback too catch on with a team, as he has been out of the NFL for over a year and if he does sign as a free agent to be a backup, teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans could be fits.
Tebow now works for ESPN and while it's very unlikely he will get a chance, the NY Daily News reports that Tebow may participate in the combine. According to the report, Tebow has been working out with quarterback coach Tom House and has been working on his throwing motion and football skills this offseason as he tries to make a comeback. Tebow has not played in a game since 2012 and did not try to make a team last season.
Tebow is 27 years old and while it's very unlikely he will get a chance to play in the NFL again, teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals or Vikings could look at him as a backup. The Jaguars have Blake Bortles and could look at Tebow as an option to drum up interest in Florida, while the Buccaneers have the number one pick and likely will take Jameis Winston.
Tebow could be a backup for them and is an option for the Browns or Cardinals, as they have coaches that could work with Tebow behind their starters. While this is all very unlikely, Tebow could get a chance if he goes to the combine and performs well. Tebow previously was a first round pick for the Broncos back in 2010 and played for the Jets before getting released and signing with the Patriots. Tebow lasted through the summer and was cut during roster cut downs.
Tebow has continued to work out this offseason despite the fact that he has a job with ESPN on TV and is preparing for his role on the SEC Network. The former Jets QB has said that he is in some of the best shape of his life. The Buccaneers have Mike Glennon, but Tebow could be an option there as well for Lovie Smith, but obviously that would be in a backup role as well.
Tebow likely will not get a fresh chance to start, but a team like the Cleveland Browns or the Jacksonville Jaguars could be options for him, but it remains to be seen if the teams want to bring that kind of circus to town. Tebow played on the Jets when Mike Pettine was defensive coordinator, while the Jaguars have been a mess and fans have been asking management to bring Tebow home to Florida for years.
Cleveland is in another rebuilding phase after getting rid of Brian Hoyer and they could add Tebow and draft another quarterback, but that's unlikely with Johnny Manziel there. Tebow hasn't gotten much of a sniff since his release from the New England Patriots last summer and the only action has been a small rumor from the St. Louis Rams after Sam Bradford was injured last season. Tebow now is concentrating on his new TV career, but he said that he plans on working out through the offseason and that he will be ready to return to the NFL if a team comes calling.