Omaha Beef indoor team offers Tebow a contract


Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:27 p.m.

OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Beef have a job waiting for former Florida standout quarterback Tim Tebow if he wants it — and the Nebraska indoor football team will even pay him $75 a game.

A day after Tebow was cut by the New York Jets, the Beef called the office of Tebow agent Jimmy Sexton to offer a standard player contract. Beef assistant general manager Andrew Mather said Tuesday that he doesn't expect to hear back, but he thought it was worth asking.

The Beef's current quarterback, James McNear, has led the team to a 5-1 start. He's completing 70 percent of his passes and has thrown for 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions. McNear is anything but insulted by the Beef's wooing of Tebow. McNear said, “I think Tim can learn a lot from me.”

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