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Arena League team offers Tim Tebow starting quarterback job

By Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

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Tim Tebow could benefit from a stint in the Arena Football League. (USATSI)

The funny thing about Tim Tebow being offered a starting quarterback job in the Arena Football League is he lacks the skill set to play there.

Beyond his ability to sell tickets.

Tebow, who remains on shaky ground with the Jets, has a contract awaiting his signature with the AFL's Orlando Predators, team owner Brett Bouchy told the Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi.

"Tim would certainly want to first exhaust his opportunities in the NFL, but we'd love to have him," Bouchy said. "I think he would definitely improve as a quarterback in our league. Kurt Warner told me once that when he got back to the NFL after playing in the Arena League, the NFL game was like slow motion. Everything in the Arena League is just so much faster and quicker and predicated on accuracy. Whenever Tim is willing, we have a contract waiting for him to sign."

You might have heard this once or twice, but accuracy and a quick release aren't Tebow's strongpoints. He would benefit from a stint indoors. Of course, he's not going that route while he can stick in the NFL.

If the Jets don't trade Tebow -- one of five quarterbacks on their roster now that they've added David Garrard to an uninspiring group “led” by Mark Sanchez -- they could cut him and save $2.6 million this season.

Tebow then would be free to sign anywhere in the NFL, or try to follow Warner's dramatic path from the AFL to Super Bowl MVP.

Returning to the state where he starred in college, Tebow would help fill Amway Arena in Orlando and possibly rekindle his career. Remember, he's only 25.

The Jets barely used Tebow in 2012, allowing him to throw eight passes and run 32 times. His career completion percentage is 47.9.

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