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Tim Tebow Offered $1 Million to Play in Russian Football League

So it's come down to this for Tim Tebow.

A Russian pro football team is reportedly offering the former Florida Gator star turned failed NFL experiment Tim Tebow $1 million for two games.

And Tebow is said to be interested.

Also, yes, there's such a thing as Russian pro football, apparently.

The semifinals of the American Football Championship of Russia are set to take place on September 28, and the owner of the Moscow Black Storm, Mikhail Zaltsman, says he has offered Tebow 1 million American dollars to come play in that game.

The Black Storm is set to face off against the Moscow Patriots. And Moscow's football team would like nothing better than to have Tebow lead them against Moscow's other football team.

Zaltsman says that he has spoken personally with Tebow and that the ex-Bronco/ex-Jet/ex-New England Patriot wants in on that hot Russian football action.

Tebow's agents, however, are not so enthused about the idea. They'd rather Timmy go out there and give the Russian team a motivational speech, which, in fairness, would probably be more effective for them than Tebow actually suiting up and throwing a football.

Zaltsman says he's all set to fly Tebow on over, if only his agents would stop meddling.

Tebow, who has failed to make his mark in the NFL as a quarterback, mainly because he sucks really bad at it, refuses to play any other position.

Many football experts have said Tebow would make an excellent fullback or even tight end, with his athletic ability and muscular build.

But Tebow refuses to not be a quarterback, despite the fact that he throws a football like a man throwing a balloon filled with piss.

If a deal can be reached, Tim Tebow would be the first American to play in the Russian league.

He'll also be the first American to get intercepted five times in a game, most likely.

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