With St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford possibly lost for the season due to a knee injury, the name of the most famous free agent quarterback inevitably came up Sunday.
The Rams held internal discussions about signing Tim Tebow, according to the NFL Network, but the report indicated St. Louis is unlikely to sign the well-traveled former Heisman Trophy winner.
Bradford was in severe pain, coach Jeff Fisher said, and the Rams are bracing to lose him for the year due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
St. Louis backup Kellen Clemens entered Sunday's game in the fourth quarter with the Rams trailing the Carolina Panthers 30-15, and neither team scored again. Clemens completed two of four passes for 19 yards and was sacked twice.
Tebow spent the preseason with the New England Patriots, but he was released in the final cut-down.
Last season, Tebow served as the New York Jets' backup quarterback and was occasional utilized in other positions. He completed six of eight passes on the year for 75 years.
Tebow began his NFL career in 2010 with the Denver Broncos, when he won one of three games as a starter. The following season, he guided the Broncos into the playoffs by going 7-4 as a starter, and he beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the postseason on an 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime.
Despite Tebow's success at the University of Florida and in Denver, the 26-year-old never convinced NFL front offices and coaches he was capable of making all the throws necessary to be a starter.
Tebow reportedly declined offers from the Canadian Football League this fall to continue pursuing an NFL job.