Monday, February 24, 2014

Could Tebow Return to Pro Football? In Tampa Bay?

It looks like plans to launch a national spring football league in the Spring of 2015 are moving forward (including a team in Tampa Bay), and the latest rumors involve none other than Tim Tebow:
The A-11 Football League is officially open for business and has scheduled its inaugural championship game for July Fourth weekend in 2015.
What is A-11? Unlike the NFL, there will be no numbering system. “All 11 offensive players will be eligible to receive the ball, depending on where they line up,” McKibben said. “Our offenses will be up-tempo, like Chip Kelly's (in Philadelphia) and the Broncos.”

The system would appear to be ideal for Tebow. “We would love to have Tim Tebow join our league. We have talked with his lawyer, and his agent, and we have made an offer,” which includes a piece of team ownership.
While all the franchises haven't been determined yet, there will definitely be teams in Tampa Bay, Dallas, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  The Denver Post also reports "the A11FL will stage two “showcase” exhibitions this May and June at Raymond James Stadium and the Cotton Bowl between the Tampa Bay Bandits and the Dallas Wranglers."

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