Does Tebow have Soul?
There’s been so much talk about Tim Tebow and his religious beliefs but maybe we’ll see soon how much soul he really has. Ron Jaworski of the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul has offered the “quarterback” a chance to play for the team. This isn’t the first AFL offer that Tebow has received but it could be the most intriguing.
The Omaha Beef put an offer on the table for the former Bronco and Jet shortly after he was cut loose by the Jets and now he’s also gotten an offer from the Philadelphia Soul. What might make the Philly offer a more interesting one for Tebow is that the Soul are owned by Ron Jaworski, whose playing career suggests he knows a thing or two about how to be a successful NFL quarterback.
Here’s the rub, though: Jaworski, who said last summer he thought Tebow’s throwing motion had improved, isn’t looking at Tebow as a starting quarterback. He told the Philadelphia Daily News that he and Soul coach Clint Dolezal sent Tebow a list of plays that they would want to use him on, most of which occur near the end zone, but that Dan Raudabaugh would remain the team’s starting quarterback. Jaworski also shared why he believed playing arena football would help Tebow.
“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.”(Josh Alper – ProFootballTalk)
ProFootballTalk says the team and Jaworski haven’t heard anything back yet. So I guess it’s safe to assume that Tebow still isn’t entertaining AFL offers which isn’t a surprise since he still wants to be a quarterback in the NFL.
What’s surprising but not surprising is that the Soul isn’t even offering a starting quarterback role. Tebow would be a huge draw for any AFL team but you can see even there, they care more about winning.