Tim Tebow to CFL? The Montreal Alouettes Hold Rights to Tebow

Matt LloydApr 30, 2013 08:11 AM EDT

Tebow Time officially ended in New York yesterday as the Jets released him.  

The timing could not have been any worse with the NFL draft now over and teams already having their rosters filled up.  Many people are calling it the Jets final "slap in the face" to Tebow and his disasterous year there. 

Tebow has shown no interest so far in making the switch to the CFL, but if he does want to go to Canada, Montreal has exclusive negotiating rights. Even worse, they already have a starting quarterback there as well.

Anthony Calvillo is entrenched as Montreal's quarterback. The 40-year-old Calvillo is entering his 20th CFL season and assesses his career on a year-to-year basis (much like Favre did). That would leave Tebow to contend with former Boston College star Quinton Porter, a five-year CFL veteran, for the No. 2 spot.

"If Tim Tebow wants to come to Canada we'd definitely welcome him," Alouettes general manager Jim Popp said. "That's why we have him on our neg list and we'd take a look at him and see if he can play in Canada, but it would obviously be competing for a backup job."

Tebow could most likely find a back up job somewhere in the NFL by the start of training camp, so to go to the CFL just to be a back-up cannot sound appealing to Tim at all right now.  

Tebow wouldn't be the first big-name quarterback to take a few years to grow in the CFL. Doug Flutie, Warren Moon and Jeff Garcia all came to the CFL and blossomed into stars before returning to play in the NFL.

It's amazing how long ago the Bronco's overtime playoff win, led by Tebow, against the Steelers seems from 2011.  Tebow was second in jersey sales that year, only person selling more was Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.  

Where do you think Tebow will end up playing this fall 2013? 

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