The rally for Tim Tebow to Jacksonville may have been a failure but hope for the former Jets' quarterback to suit up again isn't totally dead.
Russian football team Moscow Black Storm is offering Tebow $1 million for two games, its owner Mikhail Zaltsman told Russia Beyond The Headlines earlier this week.
“I talked with him personally and he wanted to go," Zaltsman insisted.
The one problem holding up the dream deal, according to Zaltsman? Tebow's agents. "They're thinking of using him as a motivational speaker,” he said. "They don’t want him to play football.”
The Russian league is just the latest non-NFL football league to consider adding the perhaps highest profile backup quarterback to play in the NFL. Tebow, for his part, has not strayed from his statement that he wants to pursue a career as an NFL quarterback, despite the recent setbacks.
According to the report, Zaltsman wouldn't need Tebow in Russia until later this month to play in Black Storm’s semifinal against the Moscow Patriots. He also wouldn't be the only American in the league. Former University of North Carolina fullback Bobby Rome (who now plays quarterback for the Moscow Patriots) spoke to Russia Beyond The Headlines to encourage Tebow to think about the offer.