Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Tim Tebow hijacked much of the 2011 NFL season and the entire 2012 offseason, save for a few days that featured the bounty scandal and Peyton Manning's free-agent tour. But it's astonishing how little we've heard about Tebow in 2013.  But now that the free-agent frenzy is out of the way and there's a very mini lull here before the draft becomes all the rage during the latter half of April, we're starting to hear chatter regarding the world's most famous backup quarterback. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport mentioned on Twitter Tuesday that he's hearing it's unlikely Tebow is a member of the New York Jets come training camp, which means Tebow could either join his third NFL team in four years or land in another league or profession.  The Jets have reportedly been trying to trade Tebow, but I can't imagine there's a lot of value there considering that Oakland and Seattle were only able to land late-round draft picks in exchange for actual starting-caliber guys like Carson Palmer and Matt Flynn earlier this month.  Despite the fact the Rams were reportedly interested in dealing for Tebow last year, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday that they're out. Eventually, the Jets might simply have to release him. The question, at that point, will be who -- if anybody -- will be willing to take a chance on Tebow. Can he contribute as a depth quarterback and maybe even as a specialty back or tight end? Sure, but there's a decent chance nobody will want to take on the Tebow Circus. If someone doesn't become desperate, Tebow could take a crack at the Canadian Football League, where the Montreal Alouettes own his rights and his skill set could actually be somewhat beneficial (although not likely in strictly a quarterback role). The thing about Tebow, though, is that he's probably capable of making significantly more money as an unemployed quarterback/public speaker/paid celebrity in the United States than he is as a maybe-starter in Canada. He has said he wants to keep playing football regardless, and there's always time for the rest of that after his career, but those surrounding Tebow might not be fully on board with a trip north of the border.
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