Tim Tebow Reportedly Opening Chicken Franchise in Jacksonville

By Christopher Gamble

Tim Tebow might not be employed by the New York Jets anymore but the Tampa Tribune is reporting he might already be moving on to a new line of work. No, it isn’t as a potential backup quarterback for the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. Tim Tebow is partnering with PDQ, a chicken sandwich franchise found predominantly in Florida and North Carolina.

Right now it is believed that Tebow’s franchise will open in Jacksonville later this year. He first tried PDQ while making an appearance at a high school and PDQ supplied the food for the event. Apparently it must have been a good sandwich as Tebow returned to the restaurant often and began asking questions about how to obtain his own franchise.

PDQ stands for People Dedicated to Quality and offer a wide variety of chicken from tenders to sandwiches along with hand-spun milkshakes. The first PDQ restaurant opened on October 30, 2011 in Tampa. Prior to that, the chain opened up under the name Tenders in Cornelius, North Carolina in 2009. There are currently 12 PDQ restaurants open in Florida and North Carolina.

Tebow was released by the Jets on Monday. His one year with the team was, to put it mildly, filled with chaos. The Jets introduced Tebow with a large press conference, an unheard of event for a backup quarterback. The questions from the media regarding the starting quarterback began right off the bat and didn’t subside all season long. However, even when Mark Sanchez, the incumbent starter, went down with injury Tebow was passed over in favor of Greg McElroy.

His career has been filled with peaks and valleys but no valley has been as low as it is now. No NFL team was willing to sacrifice even a seventh-round draft choice in the 2013 NFL Draft for Tebow which led the Jets to release him.

At least Tebow has options already lined up if his football career is indeed over. Chicken anyone?

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