Tebow refused to change position for interested NFL team, according to Peter King

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Tim Tebow has turned down a return to the NFL to play a different position than quarterback. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The Patriots signed Tim Tebow to a two-year contract with no guaranteed money. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow, after being cut by the New England Patriots last week, has refused to change positions after a NFL team expressed interest in him, SI's Peter King reported on NBC's 2013 NFL Kickoff show.

Tebow wants to "keep the NFL dream alive" and has turned down offers to play in the CFL along with an offer from USA Rugby to change sports, King said. Tebow only wants to play in the NFL and will only return if given the chance to play quarterback. 

According to a USA Today source, 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.

After being released by the Patriots, Tebow took to Twitter to thank Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coaches Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels for the opportunity to play with New England. Tebow also said he will be in “relentless pursuit” of continuing his dream of being an NFL quarterback.