Some dreams die hard and, when you are Tim Tebow, they seem to perish even harder.
It was an all but bygone conclusion that Tebow wouldn't ever play in the NFL again, but the former Broncos and Jets quarterback is intent on taking one last shot at the NFL, and he might attend the upcoming, first-ever combine for unsigned veterans, according to The Boston Globe.
The veterans' combine will be held in Phoenix on March 22, the first day of the league's annual meetings and give Tebow a chance to workout for all 32 NFL teams.
The 28-year-old Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since the Patriots cut him at the end of their 2013 preseason. He played for the Broncos from 2010-11 and led them to a playoff win in 2011. He then had a disastrous career-killing season with the Jets in 2012 — eight pass attempts and 32 rushes.
In late 2013, Tebow joined ESPN as a college football analyst but still wants to play football again.
The NFL is holding a veteran combine in Phoenix on March 22 for players now out of the league, and one name I've heard a few times as a possible participant is Tim Tebow, who we last saw throwing a football in August 2013 for the Patriots. Turns out Tebow has been working diligently with Tom House (also Tom Brady's personal coach) in Los Angeles over the last two years, sharpening his skills and hoping for one last shot. House told us on Friday that he isn't sure if Tebow will be attending the combine, but "he went from being a little inaccurate and didn't throw a whole lot of spirals, to throwing very accurate and real good at spinning the ball."
It's unlikely that any team will take a chance on Tebow, considering nobody has over the past two seasons, let alone during this current offseason of underwhelming free agent quarterbacks. But Tebow really has nothing to lose by participating in the veterans' combine.
And if things don't work out with his Hail Mary attempt at an NFL job, he can always go back to his television broadcasting gig.