This Easter Sunday may go down as the one of the greatest days ever for former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Tim Tebow. Numerous times Tebow has stated that his preference was to continue his pro football career as a starting quarterback.
It now looks like he is going to get his chance to do just that. Late yesterday evening, the New York Jets finalized a deal to trade Tebow to the Lions.
The CFL’s BC Lions!
“We are ecstatic to have a talented young man to help us win some football games here in British Columbia” said an official with the BC Lions. “We don’t feel that Mr. Tebow got a fair shake in the NFL. It wasn’t right to expect him to beat out future Hall of Famers Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy, so it made sense for us contact Rex Ryan about acquiring Tim’s services.”
Tebow was spending the Easter holiday with his family but released a statement through his agent saying he was “blessed and so very happy for this opportunity to achieve my dreams and take my talents to wherever British Columbia is. I am looking forward to meeting my new teammates and learning the nuances of the Canadian game.”
Allegedly the wider and longer field of play for CFL games helped sway the BC Lions brass to make the deal. “After evaluating film from Tim’s first couple of seasons, we feel that many of his overthrows and inaccurate passes will remain in the field of play and give us an opportunity to make a play.” said one unnamed official.
In return for Tim Tebow, the BC Lions will send the New York Jets a toaster with four slots, two cases of Canadian Molson and two dozen pairs of slightly used women’s socks.