Clear 37° Good Afternoon
Clear 37° Good Afternoon

Report: Arena League owner would 'love' having Tim Tebow on his team

Tim Tebow leaves the field after a loss

Tim Tebow leaves the field after a loss in overtime to the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. (Oct. 21, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

If the Jets don't want Tim Tebow, there's at least one other team that does: the Orlando Predators.

The owner of the Arena Football League club, Brett Bouchy, told the Orlando Sentinel that he'd "love" to have the Jets backup quarterback if Tebow's NFL career stalls.

"I think he would definitely improve as a quarterback in our league," Bouchy said recently of the former Heisman Trophy winner, whom the Jets are expected to release. "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."

Tebow, who starred at Florida, was barely used last season by former Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. In 12 games, Tebow completed only 6 of 8 passes for 39 yards and gained 102 yards on 32 carries.

Tebow spent the weekend at D1 Orlando, the Orlando training facility he co-owns with former Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones, giving fans a chance to experience his rigorous conditioning program.

Report: Jets wanted Woodhead

Danny Woodhead was almost a Jet again. According to an report, the Jets had serious discussions about bringing him back to New York. According to the report, Woodhead, whom the Jets released in 2010, was interested in returning to them but instead signed a two-year deal with the Chargers.

New York Sports