Tim Tebow could return to Denver in new A-11 football league?
Local football fans were heartsick after the Broncos were thrashed by Seattle in this year's Super Bowl. But are they so distraught that they'd eagerly welcome Tim Tebow back to Denver?
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That's a prospect being floated by folks from the A-11 Football League, which is teasing a possible Denver franchise with Tebow at the helm in an attempt to build credibility for the fledgling operation.
Could it really happen? Here are some factors to consider.
The A-11 Twitter account has been active since May 2012, and one of its earliest messages involves Tebow....
@TimTebowFanClub we definitely understand how lucky we'd be to get Tim and that he'd be a big cornerstone for the A11FL. Time will tell.— A11 Football League (@A11FL) May 22, 2013
...with plenty of follow-ups, including this one from September 11:
In recent weeks, A-11's Tebow mentions have only increased in frequency, as witnessed by this NFL.com piece from February 7, in which both league founder Steve Humphries and commissioner Scott McKibben talk up Timmy, as well as synergy.
You see, A-11 has a deal with ESPN to broadcast some of its games, which will take place during the spring -- and Tebow is a newly inked ESPN commentator whose schedule during the fall college football season could presumably accommodate his on-field participation a few months earlier.
A-11 commissioner Scott McKibben at the press conference announcing the league, from the A-11 website.
The latest? This weekend, the Denver Post's Woody Paige carried more water for the A-11, quoting McKibben as saying that while the league has named six franchises thus far, it's looking to field eight for its inaugural 2015 season -- and Denver's definitely in the running for one of the last two teams. Moreover, McKibben confirms that the A-11 has made Tebow an offer to get involved, with partial team ownership being dangled as an incentive.
What are the odds that Tebow will bite -- and potentially return to the Mile High City?
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