TSN's Dave Naylor is reporting that the CFL's Montreal Alouettes own Tim Tebow's CFL rights and would welcome him onto the team as a backup.
Alouettes general manager Jim Popp told TSN that if Tebow were to join the Alouettes, his role would be similar to his with the New York Jets, saying:
"If he wants to come to Canada he would be in the same situation as the one he was in with New York. He can come here and compete to be the backup to Anthony Calvillo and learn the game, just like Jeff Garcia did (behind Doug Flutie). And one day he might be the guy; that's our vision. He can learn from the best."
Current Montreal Alouettes coach and former Colorado Buffaloes coach Dan Hawkins is said to be a big fan of Tim Tebow's work. Hawkins' interest in Tebow is a big reason why Montreal still retains the rights to Tim Tebow. Previous Montreal Alouettes coach and current Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman was a fan of Tebow's as well.
Popp has no plans to contact Tebow and believes that Tebow will exhaust all his NFL options before looking to join a CFL team.
"If (Tebow) wants to come to Canada he will reach out to us," said Popp. "And if he wants to come to Canada we would take a look at him."
Popp has said that the team also owns the rights to Vince Young, but the two haven't been in contact for months.