Tim Tebow Looks to the Canadian Football League

February 1, 2010

After a week of “judging sinners” and defending his ability to play quarterback, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow’s already tumultuous pro football career has taken an intriguing Canadian turn. And by "intriguing," I mean "awesome."

According to the Montreal Gazette (Spike.com’s favorite source for all Quebec-related news), Tebow’s CFL draft rights have been secured by the Montreal Alouettes, meaning that should his NFL journey take a Danny Wuerfell size nosedive, the poutine-rich defending Grey Cup champs would have first crack at him.

The news comes at an auspicious time, as Tebow has enlisted the help of Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman to help him during his pre-draft training.

So far, Tebow has looked unimpressive in workouts, leading many pundits not named Skip Bayless to question whether or not he has what it takes to play quarterback in the NFL - making a CFL cameo a definite possibility.

For those of you who opted not to take Canadian Football Salary Structures 101 in college, Tebow would likely make somewhere in the area of 80 thousand Canadian dollars per year if he ends up taking snaps for the Alouettes.

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