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Tim Tebow Released: Star Could Find Home in Canada or AFL

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
September 3, 2013|10:09 am

Tim Tebow's only chances at playing professional football this year may be in the Canadian or Arena football leagues after being cut by the New England Patriots on Saturday.

Tebow was also passed up by the 31 other teams in the NFL, however 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.

"I don't know what's going to happen here in the year, but certainly we've had a lot of players who've left here and come back here," head coach of the Patriots Bill Belichick said on the possibility of Tebow coming back. "It's already happened this year."

Tebow's quarterback mentor, Steve Clarkson, feels the free agent would do well in Canada.

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"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."

The only option for Tebow as far as the NFL is if he utilizes his running prowess, and switches to tight end of full back. He remains adamant about being a quarterback.

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