It won't be "Tebow time" for the Moscow Black Storm. Earlier today the former Gators quarterback, who has had a rocky few years in the NFL, turned down a $1 million offer from the Russian league team.
The move was not a surprise, as Tebow's camp maintains the former college superstar will only entertain offers to play in the National Football League and only in the quarterback position, ruling out a stint in the CFL or Arena Football.
The Black Storm's owner, Mikhail Zaltsman, told the media that he talked to Tebow and felt that the quarterback was interested, but that his handlers were preventing the deal from going through.
“We have offered him $1 million for two games," said Zaltsman. "I talked with him personally, and he wanted to go. His agents are thinking of using him as a motivational speaker. They don’t want him to play football.”
This was not Tebow's first non-NFL offer. A few weeks ago, shortly after being cut by the New England Patriots, the LA KISS of the Arena Football League offered him a contract.
Meanwhile, two more fan rallies were scheduled in Jacksonville to urge the Jaguars' front office to consider signing Tebow back into the NFL.