John Otano
Friday May 31st, 2013

Tim Tebow remains hopeful he can return to the NFL. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Tim Tebow remains hopeful he can return to the NFL. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former New York Jets and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is remaining hopeful that he will return to the NFL, the USA Today reported on Friday. According to the report, a source told USA Today that Tebow isn't ready to give up on returning to the NFL, retire or accept any offer to play for the Canadian Football League or Arena Football League.

The source "vehemently" denied an earlier report that members of Tim Tebow's camp privately admitted that Tebow's days in the NFL were over. According to an article in ESPN The Magazine, Tebow's camp cited the intense media scrutiny and lack of skills at quarterback to compete at the NFL level as primary reasons Tebow won't return to the NFL.

USA Today's source said to not expect Tebow to address these recent reports as the free-agent quarterback is attempting to "stay off the radar" and the attention is something that could scare off potential NFL suitors. Tebow was released by the Jets in April.

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