Tim Tebow Reportedly Not Drawing Interest from Seahawks After Matt Flynn Trade

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 7, 2013

The Seattle Seahawks are in need of a backup quarterback, but it appears that Tim Tebow will not get that role.

According to Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times, the team is interested in acquiring depth at the position and is looking at Seneca Wallace, Tyler Thigpen and others. However, he also writes:

There's a prominent name not mentioned in that group, one who has been rumored to be a potential target of Seattle: Tim Tebow. He's not expected to be someone the team pursues as it looks to find a backup to starter Russell Wilson.

A position on the roster became available after the Seahawks traded Matt Flynn to the Oakland Raiders last week for two draft picks.

The team is looking to add a mobile quarterback who can utilize the zone-read option that is often used with starter Wilson, according to O'Neil. Still, Tebow apparently does not fit into the team's plans.

The popular quarterback gained national attention after leading the Denver Broncos to the playoffs in 2011. However, he was traded to the New York Jets after his former team acquired Peyton Manning in free agency.

Tebow had much less success in New York, where he was never given a chance to start at quarterback despite poor play and injuries in front of him on the depth chart. He finished the year with only eight passing attempts and 32 carries.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets have tried trading him, but they have yet to find another interested party.

Considering the amount of media attention that Tebow brings, it is understandable that a contending team will want to avoid bringing him on board.

With the Seahawks now out of the running, it is becoming increasingly likely that the Jets will simply end up cutting the quarterback.