Roger Simmons | From the Sports Editor
9:12 AM EDT, September 6, 2013
Tim Tebow has turned down an offer to play a position other than QB for a NFL team.
That’s the word from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who during NBC’s Thursday night NFL kickoff show reported that Tebow “wants to keep the NFL dream alive.”
King reported that Tebow was contacted by an NFL team about trying out for a position other than quarterback, but he declined.
The former Gators quarterback, who was cut by the Patriots before the season began, reportedly has also turned down offers to play in the Canadian Football League as well as an offer to switch sports and play for USA Rugby.
“Tebow only wants to play in the NFL and will only return if given the chance to play quarterback,” SI.com reported.
NFL.com reported, “It's hard to knock Tebow for his unwillingness to change positions. He hasn't made it at quarterback, and there's little reason to think he could succeed at another spot. Tebow tipped his intentions after the Patriots released him when he wrote on Twitter: 'I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback.' "
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