The Denver Broncos continued their free agent spending binge today, coming to terms with former Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware. The team also finalized deals with absolutely every other football free agent on the market, including some CFL and arena football players.
However, the team left one player unsigned: former Broncos starting quarterback Tim Tebow.
“It’s nothing personal against Tim, we just felt he wasn’t a good fit for our team right now,” said John Elway, the Broncos’ GM and president. “He’s a great guy and we wish him the best finding employment elsewhere.”
Denver’s decision seems an especially cruel blow to Tebow, as his former team’s roster now stands at 578 players. Yet they felt he was not good enough to stand among that 578, evaluating him below CFL players, arena players and even several former Cleveland Browns.
There was some feeling around the league that with the Broncos signing all of the available free agents, other teams would be forced to look at Tebow to fill holes on their rosters. But has phone has not started to ring.
“We currently don’t have enough players to fill a roster and we may have to start seven guys on each side of the ball,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton. “But, no. We don’t have any interest in Tebow right now.”
The former quarterback and current ESPN analyst says he still holds out hope for playing in the NFL.
“Blaine Gabbert still has a job in the NFL,” said Tebow. “God bless him. And God has never made a mistake in anything he’s created. But Gabbert really sucks.”
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