Tim Tebow: Seahawks Not Pursuing Him, Report Says
Following rumors that the Seattle Seahawks were pursuing Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, another report came out saying that it likely won’t happen.
Last week, Seattle traded backup Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders, and The Seattle Times reported that the team could be looking for Brady Quinn, Seneca Wallace, Matt Leinart, and Tyler Thigpen. The current backup for the Seahawks is Josh Portis.
However, the Times noted that Tebow was left off the list.
The Times reported that Seattle has looked into the possibility of acquiring Tebow, who is slated to make more than $2 million with the Jets next season, but it doesn’t look like further action has been taken.
In his three NFL seasons, Tebow has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures in the NFL. In the past season with the Jets, there were cries from fans to replace struggling starting quarterback Mark Sanchez with Tebow. And in his 2011 season with the Denver Broncos, Tebow replaced Kyle Orton, ultimately leading his team to a playoff berth and a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round.
But there has been speculation that Tebow might be released or cut the Jets before the next season starts. He is currently still on New York’s roster, however.
Last month, it was reported by TMZ that a religious movie producer wanted to recruit Tebow to star in one of his films. “You are an inspiration to so many on the field and off, and I am certain that your passion will also come through in films,” wrote film producer David Dginguerian.