Lions GM: 'Never say never' about Tim Tebow addition

Jim Rogash

Martin Mayhew is comfortable with the four quarterbacks he has on roster, but wouldn't rule out the addition of a certain former-Heisman Trophy winner.

Several NFL general managers have been definitive about their team's intention to pass on the potential addition of quarterback Tim Tebow, but Lions general manager Martin Mayhew wasn't as committal on Monday during a talk with 97.1-FM The Ticket, although he did cast doubt on the idea.

"I feel good about our quarterbacks right now," Mayhew said. "We've got four on our roster and we typically go with four. But I'm the kind of guy who never says never."

The former-Heisman Trophy winning quarterback was released by the New York Jets on Monday leading to a flurry of chatter about the next landing spot for Tebow; however, most of the talk has been about avoiding the quarterback. In fact, only the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League) has been interested in Tebow's services.

In Detroit, the Lions have an established starter in Matt Stafford, who finished the 2012 season with 4,967 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. The depth behind Stafford is thin, though, and features several untested players. Shaun Hill, 33, has been a career backup, while both Kellen Moore and new addition, Alex Carder, went undrafted and have yet to see an NFL field.

In three seasons in the NFL, Tebow has completed 47.9 percent of his passes, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while compiling an 8-6 record as a starter.

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