Tim Tebow didn't get a scintilla of interest from any other NFL team after being released by the New England Patriots, but the L.A. KISS of the Arena Football League have offered the quarterback a three-year contract.
The team sent out a press release earlier today announcing its plans to lure Tebow to the pass-happy indoor league, and even team owner Gene Simmons - yes, THAT Gene Simmons of KISS fame - offered his two cents about signing Tebow.
Per Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, Tebow will be offered a three-year contract.
"Acquiring Tebow would not only be a great investment for the team, but his exciting style of play would definitely send shockwaves through the League," Simmons said in the press release. "We’re excited for the opportunity to see him with an LA KISS uniform on, and for the LA KISS fans to be rockin’ their Tebow shirts and jerseys.”
According to the team, Tebow's contract would need to be approved by the AFL'S Board of Directors and the AFL Players' Union. But rest assured the approval would come if Tebow agrees to play. That said, the team hasn't heard from Tebow, and the quarterback has made it clear he wants to pursue his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL and nowhere else.
But you know something? Tebow ought to consider this one very carefully. After all, playing SOMEWHERE is better than playing nowhere, which is what Tebow is faced with for the foreseeable future as far as the NFL is concerned. If any teams were interested, they'd have had him in by now, and only a rash of injuries at the position would lead to a workout. Even then, it's questionable whether a team would sign Tebow after seeing his level of play decline badly the last two years.
Interestingly, Kurt Warner, who himself played in the Arena League before going on to win a Super Bowl for the Rams, suggested Tebow ought to play somewhere - anywhere - just to stay sharp. Warner credited his time in the AFL with improving his ability to read defenses because he had to make quick decisions in the indoor game.
It certainly couldn't hurt Tebow to do the same. He really ought to think about it.