Could it be Tebow Time in the Arena Football League?
Soul part-owner Ron Jaworski said Wednesday he was serious about his offer to former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to join the AFL team.
Jaworski reached out to Tebow a day after the Jets released him in April. Jaworski has yet to hear from Tebow but expects to eventually.
"I love the guy," Jaworski said. "I want him here just for his leadership."
Tebow was brought to New York to be a dynamic addition to the offense, a complement to Mark Sanchez, and a merchandising touchdown for the Jets. Instead, he attempted just eight passes for 39 yards and rushed 32 times for 102 yards - and no touchdowns.
"I know Tim's in a funk right now," the former Eagles quarterback said. "But I think he's got to have a career path."
Tebow is a free agent and hasn't garnered interest from NFL teams since being cut.
Agent Jimmy Sexton did not immediately return a call for comment.
Tebow's inaccurate passing, in addition to the relentless media attention he draws, makes him a risky acquisition for any NFL team.
The Jets acquired Tebow for a fourth-round draft pick and $1.5 million in salary, and he was expected to be a vital part of New York's offense.
Instead, it was a miserable season for Tebow as the Jets failed to find an effective way to use him, and he didn't impress Rex Ryan and his coaching staff enough in practice to force them to give him more playing time.
"You've got to learn to get rid of the football, quick. You've got to process information, quick," Jaworski said. "If those are challenges Tim has, that's it. If you get reps, and you're dropping back 40-45 times, with people in your face, you get better. He needs to play."