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Tim Tebow is currently an unemployed quarterback in the NFL, but his luck could change with a position change, except for one problem -- he does not want to.
After getting a chance to be the back up quarterback to Tom Brady on the New England Patriots, he was dropped last week because of poor pre-season performances. Prior to that, he was signed by the New York Jets, and released by them as well, getting a chance to play mainly on special teams.
TheMMQB.com reported that Tebow had received an offer from an NFL team to try out for them at a different position, to which he declined. He also allegedly received a USA Rugby offer as well.
Tebow's only chances at playing professional football this year may be in the Canadian or Arena football leagues.
He was also passed up by the 31 other teams in the NFL, but there are at least three AFL teams interested in signing him, reports Christian Science Monitor.
Tebow remains fervent in his pursuit of being an NFL quarterback.
"I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback," he said on Twitter after being released.
In an extreme showing of his class, he tweeted positive things about his short-lived experience with the Patriots.
"I would like to thank Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Coach McDaniels and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity. to be a part of such a classy organization. I pray for nothing but the best for you all," he said.
Tebow's quarterback mentor, Steve Clarkson, feels the free agent would do well in Canada.
"It's time now to maybe just reconsider a different path to his ultimate dream," Clarkson told USA Today. "Tim might want to look to the CFL because he may have run out of options in the NFL. Sitting is not an option for Tim. He's ultra-competitive. He needs to stick to his strength, which is being in a competitive environment."
"Anyone who wants to work on their craft the way Tim does, he just needs to give himself a couple of days and really decide, 'Is this what I want to do?' Clearly, football is still in his blood," he added.