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After Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets speculation arose over what team he might play for next- just not in what league.
The Philadelphia Soul, an Arena Football League team that is partly owned by former NFL quarterback Ron Jaworski, said they would welcome Tebow to the Soul should he decide that he wants to play in the Arena League.
"If Tim Tebow decides he wants to play in the Arena Football League, I'd love to have him on the Philadelphia Soul," Jaworski told Philly.com. "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."
And the Soul could use some of Tebow's winning magic as the team has yet to find any of their own. The Soul are coming off a crushing defeat at the hands the Pittsburgh Power.
The Soul lost 53-48 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday, making them 0-3 at home and 3-4 overall. That is a far cry from the 15-3 regular season record and 7-2 home record from last season.
"Scoring seven offensive points in the second half in Arena Football will get you beat 99 percent of the time," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said in a press conference. "We're playing good one week and not playing good the next. We gotta get consistent."
The team's situation could provide an opportunity for Tebow to once again showcase his winning ways, but he would have to make some big adjustments if he were to be successful in the Arena League.
"One [criticism] of Tebow is that he is slow and methodical," Jaworski said. "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."