Skip to comments.Tim Tebow News: Quarterback Receives Million Dollar Offer from KISS LA
Posted on 09/10/2013 8:43:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Tim Tebow has had a rocky NFL career starting with a first round draft pick in 2010 and potentially ending with a dismissal from the New England Patriots about ten days ago. But not all hope is lost as Tebow has been offered a potential "million dollar" contract with Arena League franchise LA KISS.
Operating out of Anaheim, California the LA KISS team, owned by the infamous KISS rockers, has extended an official offer to Tim Tebow. Known for his strong Christian beliefs and positive outlook, a partnership with the rowdy rockers may not seem like the most conventional choice, but the band member believe that Tebow can bring a lot to their team.
"Acquiring Tebow would not only be a great investment for the team, but his exciting style of play would definitely send shockwaves through the League," said KISS bassist Gene Simmons, a.k.a. The Demon, in a press release.
"We're excited for the opportunity to see him with an LA KISS uniform on, and for the LA KISS fans to be rockin' their Tebow shirts and jerseys."
The release stated that Tebow would have the opportunity to "earn millions" if he chooses to sign the three-year contract that has officially been extended. The league owner also expressed faith that if Tebow chose to take the offer, he may find one of the best places to improve his skills.
"Similar to how Kurt Warner blossomed in the NFL after becoming one of the greatest quarterbacks in AFL history, we feel our league is the best place for Tim to refine his skills and gain valuable repetitions. We have tremendous faith in Tim's ability to succeed in the AFL," KISS co-owner Brett Bouchy said.
This is not the first offer that has been extended to Tebow by indoor football. The Omaha Beef offered Tebow a contract in April, that same month, Tebow also got an offer from the Lingerie Football League to be the LFL's "National Quarterback Coach." Other offers have also come out of Canada, but Tebow's management team has shown little interest in any of them
Tebow has been offered these kind of opportunities before and he doesn’t want them. He wants to be in the NFL. He ought to be in the NFL.
I’d been wondering what unnamed NFL team offered Tim Tebow a backup QB position that he ended up declining, then I saw the first half of Monday Night Football last night and said to myself “Ah, so it was the Redskins.”
It would be like an experienced corporate exec taking a mail room position.
heck, steve young came up thru the leagues, if you will.. shame to see all that ‘talent’ go to waste. I guess 2 national titles and a heisman aren’t worth much these days..
You got it.
...”... we feel our league is the best place for Tim to refine his skills and gain valuable repetitions. We have tremendous faith in Tim’s ability to succeed in the AFL,” KISS co-owner Brett Bouchy said.
Tim Tebow has to refine his skills? This KISS Bouchy must be nuts.~
Tim already SUCCEEDED in the NFL!
“Jan 8, 2012 - DENVER
Tim Tebow, Broncos Beat Steelers In Overtime:
Denver Wins On TD Pass To Demaryius Thomas (VIDEO)
Tebow went one better he pulled off an upset.
A rejuvenated Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday.
Wild doesn’t begin to describe it. The play took 11 seconds and was the quickest ending to an overtime in NFL history.”
If he could perform at the level expected of an NFL quarterback he would have a job.
RE: It would be like an experienced corporate exec taking a mail room position.
A mail room position paying millions of dollars? I’ll take it.
It would be like an experienced corporate exec taking a position at a startup.
If Tebow was offered a backup slot with an NFL team and he declined it then he's given up on football. Nobody is going to sign him for a starter. He's a stretch as second string. He's a real project as a third string. Canada is not going to sign him as a QB since he's totally unsuited for the pass dependent game they play up there. I can't blame him for not wanting the Arena League. But his NFL options are remote at best, and he is in no position to be picky if a team actually came calling.
As for the Deadskins, they already have 4 quarterbacks on their roster; RG3, Cousins, Grossman, and White. I don't think they'd want a fifth QB and a second Flordia product.
Hasn't shown he has the talent to be in the NFL.
This is a stupid story. So they made him an offer, anyone can make Tebow an offer. This has a smear flavor to it, sully him by associating him with Kiss. He has NO association with Kiss at this point.
Save your bandwidth my friend. Folks won’t acknowledge what they don’t want to acknowledge. They only display their ignorance of how the NFL works.....not that there is anything wrong with that.
Tebow should start charging for the use of his name in these PR stunts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja2-hgYVGSQ
Kurt Warner got his start in arena football, long with a lot of prayer, and look where it got him...
IIRC, Warner cut his teeth in the now defunct Europeon NFL, where the talent pool was lower than arena football.
Warner did use the Arena league as a stepping stone to a chance in the NFL, and he made the most of it. What is Tebow supposed to use the Arena league as a stepping stone to? The NFL? He's already had his chance and shown he's deficient in the talent necessary to be a pro-level QB. The Canadian League? With their three downs and the wider and longer field it's more pass dependent than the NFL is and Tebow is not a passing QB. Any Canadian team that picked him up would have to totally rebuild their offense around him, and having done that there is no real evidence that Tebow would be able to deliver.
The Arena league for Tebow would be a last chance to be in football at some level. There is no 'up' from there, only down to the Lingerie league or semi-pro.
“Experienced corporate exec”? More like an intern.
Brett Bouchy used to own the Orlando Predators franchise....until the Amway Pyramid Scammers known as the Orlando Magic had the Predators kicked out of the Amway Center. Bouchy now is with KISS and the LA franchise.....Tebow probably would be with the Predators if not for the Magic
What is your point? If I played QB like Manning or Brady then I’d be in the NFL too. Tebow couldn’t hit a barn with a handful of rocks...
All the college accolades in the world don’t mean squat once you get your first paycheck. Just as true for football players as everybody else in the world. Once you’re a pro it’s your professional accomplishments that matter. And Tebow’s professional accomplish basically add up to completing a few passes while his defense kept it close, except in the games when the defense couldn’t keep it close. 4 training camps, 3 teams, 4 coaches, always 3rd on the depth chart.
1/2 a season starting (while still listed 3rd on the depth chart) makes him an experienced corporate executive?! Out here in reality he had his chances, 4 trainings camps worth, and never climbed the depth chart. But he still has a chance to be paid to play football, if he doesn’t take it that’s on him.
The same reason we don’t call people that finish pre-med “doctor”.
It’s pretty much how it was for Tebow’s UF predecessor, Danny Wuerffel. Great College career, not such much in the NFL.....Lot’s of great college QBs don’t pan out in the NFL...and look at the great NFL QBs that nobody really thought about in college, Tom Brady is one who immediately comes to mind.
I thought that was "pre-law".
Given the history of Heisman winners in the NFL you could theorize that getting the Heisman should immediately bump a player to the second day of the draft. A few succeed but they are by far the exception.
It’s one thing to play against one or two defensive players that are potential NFL quality....but when the defense has 11 NFL-Quality defensemen, it’s a whole different world.....90% of the things you get away with in college will get you killed in the pros.
Tebow has a winning NFL record and a playoff win. In the games where he played well, which was the majority, he did an exceptional job of ball control and scoring efficiency.
You're right. But this is free publicity for a team that most people never heard of.
The way I see it, Jacksonville has absolutely nothing to lose by giving Tebow a shot. They might even get 30,000 to go their games if they bring Tebow in.
His denver stint was just a ploy to keep his twiitterers going.. he should have bulked up and become a fullback.
Have you seen pictures of him lately? He did bulk up. If he keeps going maybe he can switch to left tackle and make a fortune.
I remember when CBS rescheduled a Tebow game so they could show it to a national audience. It makes me wonder if these NFL teams are in business to make money or take tax deductions.
I follow very little about the NFL these days, except for what is forced upon us all when another thug makes the crime news.
someone may want to suggest a move to Aussie land and rugby, a real man’s football.. :-)
He has a less than 50% completion rate. His TEAM that includes 52 other men, many of which do important things like keep the other team from getting points, has a winning record. Sorry but there really aren’t many games he did well, there’s a 5 game streak where he didn’t manage to complete more than 9 passes but still won, which is certainly NOT him doing an exceptional job of anything.
That was CBS’ move to enhance their ratings. Which has little impact on team revenue (CBS is paying the same amount no matter what, the only question is renewal time, and they’re already renewed into the next decade). Meanwhile they want their QBs to actually complete passes, something Tebow simply does not do.
Wrong thread. Take a Left and then go straight to the Kerry thread.
There are two underlying reasons why Tebow is so effective, two reasons that explain his impressive Real Quarterback Rating week after week.
1. He gets the ball in the end zone more often than any QB in football today
2. He protects the football better than any QB in football today
The Broncos clearly have not scored a lot of points with Tebow at quarterback. In fact, Denver has averaged just 19.3 points per game in Tebow’s six starts and has scored 18 points or fewer in five of those games. And clearly, the defense has improved dramatically in recent weeks, either purely as coincidence or as a by-product of the fact that Tebow has helped the team improve in all areas by protecting the football.
But Tebow himself has been deadly with the ball in his hands. He produces touchdowns at an amazing clip, better than any quarterback in football in his brief career. Here’s a comparison of Tebow vs. some of the more prolific quarterbacks in recent history.
Career percentage of touches that result in a TD:
Tim Tebow — 6.0 percent
Aaron Rodgers — 5.7 percent
Peyton Manning — 5.5 percent
Tom Brady — 5.1 percent
Drew Brees — 4.7 percent
John Elway — 3.9 percent
Wow. Tebow may not pass the ball effectively. But he’s produced an incredible 22 touchdowns (13 passing, nine rushing) in just 368 touches (225 pass attempts, 121 rush attempts, 22 sacks). Nobody in football gets the ball in the end zone more often.
More importantly, Tebow takes incredibly good care of the football. We track something at Cold, Hard Football Facts called the “interception ladder.” It shows us that every interception decreases your chances of winning by about 20 percentage points. In other words, interceptions are destructive plays that severely limit a team’s ability to win games.
But the Broncos are winning not just because Tebow protects the football, but because he protects it better than any QB in the game today. Here’s how he stacks up against some of the more prolific QBs in the game today.
Career interception percentage:
Tim Tebow — 1.78 percent
Aaron Rodgers — 1.83 percent
Tom Brady — 2.2 percent
Drew Brees — 2.71 percent
Peyton Manning — 2.75 percent
John Elway — 3.1 percent
Add in that Tebow has lost just one fumble in his career (with four INT) and his turnover rate is an incredibly miniscule 1.4 percent.
Tebow's stats for 2011 were 126 completions in 271 attempts for a 46.5 completion percentage. He threw for 12 touchdowns, had 6 interceptions, ran for 660 yards and fumbled 13 times. He also had 6 delay of game penalties. Those are not exceptional stats by any measure.
What makes you think he can play left tackle?
Even in his last game with the Patriots he threw the winning TD in the 4th quarter.
Tebow had 6 interceptions in 2011 alone. He also had 13 fumbles that year, losing more than half of them. His fumbles and interceptions increased as 2011 went on - he had 3 interceptions in the Buffalo game.
His post season record is hardly impressive. One win, one loss, completion rate of less than 41%.
Even in his last game with the Patriots he threw the winning TD in the 4th quarter.
Two weeks before he was 1 for 7 with an interception and negative yards passing.
I said he was incredibly good in the games he won, which is more than he lost.
Very few people thought he could win that one game, but he did. Not bad for someone who's portrayed as unable to play as an NFL QB.
Very clever of you to use an article from right before the wheels came off the Tebow situation. In just a few weeks after that the situation got a lot uglier.
Here’s the real career stats:
His combined stats is 29 TDs on 558 touches with 9 INTs and 14 fumbles.
And you really need to look at the end of that regular season, what happens when the league figured out a player that has no consistency:
NE L 11 comp from 22 attempts no TDs
Buf L 13 comp from 29 attempts 1 TD 3 INTs
KC L 6 comp from 22 attempts no TDs 1 INT
He simply is not a good QB. For a while there it was an entertaining circus to watch a guy win games 10 or fewer completions, but we knew it couldn’t last, it was a gadget style of offense and eventually defenses always catch up to the gadget, in the end your gadget needs to supplement a QB that consistently throws completions. Tebow isn’t that QB, he’s just gadget. Which is why he’s always been 3rd on the depth chart, and why he’s now out of the league.
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