Tim Tebow has been offered a football job in Italy, according to ESPN.
"Tebow would become a sort of ambassador of football in Italy and would have a promotional role for Italy in the United States," officials said on the website for the Italian Federation for American football. "Tebow believes in the values that are the basis of sport and life. Dedication, commitment, discipline, leadership, teamwork. These words are key to a successful company and are the ones that we use to promote football in Italy. Our young people need to be open to the experience of football." [Translation by Google.]
The former Broncos & Jets quarterback was given an opportunity with the New England Patriots during training camp last summer, but was cut and hasn't played this season.
Now ESPN is reporting that the Milano Seaman has offered Tebow a four-month contract.
Seamen president Marco Mutti tells The Associated Press, "The offer has been made to his agent and now we're waiting for a response. ... We would be more than happy to have him."
A federation spokesman tells the AP that the offer is for $200,000.
The season begins in March and concludes with the Italian Super Bowl in July.
The Federazione Italiana De American Football was founded in 2002 and has 81 teams playing in three divisions.