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Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 1/25 -- Tim Tebow, QB, 6-3, 236, Florida, The Broncos wanted Tebow in a bad way. Josh McDaniels fell in love with him through the pre-draft process and made it a priority to get him. Tebow will need some time to be a pocket quarterback, but he will contribute right away in certain packages. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/21/13 - Tim Tebow reportedly rejected a proposal to play football for a Russian team.
Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaltsman e-mailed Russian sports/news service R-Sport on Saturday, writing that Tebow refused his $1 million offer.
"Unfortunately agents of Tim Tebow turn down our proposal," Zaltsman wrote. "I hope that it's Tebow's agents' fault that the contract wasn't signed and Tim couldn't do anything about it. If it was his decision -- it's very upsetting. And in this case we don't want him in our team anyway.
"We are looking for the people who pursue their dreams, not the ones who talk about it."
Zaltsman's offer included $1 million to play in two playoff games for the Black Storm. Zaltsman wanted Tebow to fly to Moscow for the team's semifinal against the Moscow Patriots in the American Football Championship of Russia on Sept. 28 and also play in the final if they advance.
Tebow's agents reportedly urged him not to play.
09/06/13 - QB Tim Tebow turned down an NFL team interested in him because he refuses to switch to another position, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King.
The report did not indicate which team was interested in Tebow.
Tebow has also rejected offers from the Canadian Football League and USA Rugby. He reportedly only wants to return to the NFL if he has the chance to play quarterback.
Tebow was released by the New England Patriots last Saturday.
08/31/13 - The New England Patriots released quarterback Tim Tebow on Saturday but will keep tight end Rob Gronkowski on their 53-man roster, according to multiple reports.
The Patriots announced that they released punter Zoltan Mesko and defensive tackles Jermaine Cunningham and Marcus Forston.
Tebow completed 11 of 30 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the preseason.
Tebow was competing for the Patriots' backup spot to Tom Brady, but did not provide a serious enough challenge to Ryan Mallett for the job.
08/31/13 - QB Tim Tebow took to Twitter shortly after his release on Saturday to both thank the New England Patriots for giving him a chance, and to also say he still believes he can play football in the NFL. "I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback," Tebow tweeted, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
He also thanked team owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
"I would like to thank Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Coach McDaniels and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a classy organization. I pray for nothing but the best for you all," Tebow tweeted.
08/24/13 - QB Tim Tebow didn't play in the third preseason game in Detroit. That didn't stop Lions fans from chanting for the world's most popular third-string quarterback late in the game. The former Heisman winner downplayed the crowd's efforts.
"You try not to pay attention and focus on the plays, and learning, and what they're doing," Tebow said. "You try to get a rep every single time. You might not be on the field, but you can still get a rep."
At this point in the preseason, Tebow is anything but a lock to make the Patriots roster. But he won't let that uncertainty seep into his mindset.
"You just prepare, and whatever you're asked to do, you do at 100 percent, with everything you have," Tebow said. "You want everything to go well, but it's not. There are going to be ups and downs. That's what life is, and you just have to handle them as best as you possibly can."