Urban Meyer thinks Tim Tebow could play in CFL

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Tim Tebow
NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01: Quarterback Tim Tebow /

Urban Meyer knows where Tim Tebow can go to resurrect his playing career if the former Florida Gators Heisman winning quarterback wants to keep playing.

Tim Tebow is one of the most accomplished college football quarterbacks of all-time. With three top-five finishes in the Heisman, including winning as a sophomore, and two national titles, Tebow was a first round pick by the Denver Broncos.

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However, Tebow’s college success playing in Urban Meyer’s spread offense and his elongated throwing motion and delivery didn’t result in Tebow finding similar success in the NFL.

He moved from the Broncos to the New York Jets where they experimented with him in a number of different positions away from quarterback, including on special teams, which turned to be a complete disaster, and he spent time with the New England Patriots before getting cut in the preseason.

That ended Tebow’s NFL career and he began working with ESPN and the SEC Network as a college footblal analyst. A seemingly perfect job for Tebow who has shown great improvement as a broadcaster in recent years.

But if Tebow wants to resume his playing career, Meyer thinks Tebow could be a success north of the border in the CFL.

“I think that’s a great point and I was actually in a conversation with him about going to Canada. The situation — his family and I were involved in it — we just didn’t think it was the right one. I think if there’s a right one I think he’d probably do it,” Meyer said, via Pro Football Talk.

This could have been a nice fit for Tebow a couple of years ago after the Patriots cut him, but I wonder if the time off from playing and training as a football player has resulted in the window closing for Tebow to head north and make an impact.

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Sure, he could sign with a CFL team and be a gate attraction or a media darling for a short time, but I think the ship has sailed with Tebow’s playing career and I’d love to see him continue to hone his craft on-screen as a college football analyst where he can work for the next 40 years.