Allen's Indoor Football Team Offers Tim Tebow Lucrative $225-Per-Game Contract

When the New York Jets pushed Tim Tebow overboard sans parachute earlier this week, the quarterback had no shortage of suitors. None of them were with NFL teams, which all seem to have concluded that his miraculous 2011 season was a fluke and that he's not very good, but they were at least pigskin-related. The Lingerie Football League offered to take him on as a quarterbacks coach. If Tebow still thinks he can play at the professional level, the Omaha Beef of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League are offering $75 per game.

That's gotta sting for a guy who just last year commanded more than $1 million. Tebow himself has remained silent, but Billy Back, head coach of Allen-based indoor club Texas Revolution, has taken umbrage on his behalf. "We thought the $75 offer was insulting," Back told the Morning News on Wednesday. "We could offer him $225 per game and the $25 win bonus."

Assuming the Revolution win all 16 regular season games, that comes to a not-at-all-insulting annual salary of $4,000, or roughly the equivalent of running a small neighborhood lemonade stand, part-time.

But even Back makes clear he isn't terribly excited about Tebow's football skills. "What he says and the way he acts is more powerful than his play," he told the News, adding that his public pronouncements of faith would go over very well on family nights. Essentially, Tebow would become a muscular, Jesus-quoting mascot.

Tebow's no doubt in a dark place right now as he watches his NFL dreams collapse before his eyes, but we urge him to think twice about accepting the Revolution's offer. It may seem tempting, and it has the added bonus of bringing him closer to BFF Robert Jeffress, but these stunts don't typically work out too well. You would be following in the footsteps of Terrell Owens, who had a painfully brief stint with the Revolution (then the Allen Wranglers) last year. And if there's one life lesson you should take to heart, it's to never, ever follow Terrell Owens into anything.

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David Darling
David Darling

That's more than the first offer he got for $75 per game.

Kent Bishop
Kent Bishop

Pretty much every arena football team is running this marketing bit right now.

primi_timpano topcommenter

I see a Christian television sports show in his future. He can handicap games based on what he think God will do. Faith based interviews, discussions on whether it is a sin to play on Sunday, how to save one's virginity from groupies, turning the other cheek after a cheap shot, pre game prayer strategies. I can't wait.


I'm not the biggest fan of Tebow, but I feel for him having jackasses like Billy Back kicking him in the crotch.

Montemalone topcommenter

So god's not a Tebow fan? Even with all that prayin' and kneelin' ? Huh.


I don't think you will have to worry about Tebow getting on after the NFL.  Mediocre white NFL players end up selling real estate or some such, usually.  

It is not like he bought a mansion, installed a brass pole for the ladies, formed a bling posse with his sweaty lucre, fathered 5 kids from 4 different women, and invested the remaining money in a sound studio that went bankrupt.


@CitzenKim Poor guy, he will probably shed tears while counting his millions for playing less than a full season.


@Montemalone"...Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."  Job 1:21


@roo_ster     and many rich Gator boosters ready to give him a comfy job.

ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@roo_ster yep, pretty sure he could never make another penny and be just fine.  Since football didnt work out he can spend many years on mission trips to Africa

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