Steve Clarkson knows Tim Tebow. He also knows Tebow's best path for an NFL future. It lies in Canada.

Clarkson the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers tells USA Today the wide-open spaces of the Canadian Football League would be the right place for Tebow to hone his skills.

And while Tebow dreams of keeping his football career alive in the NFL Clarkson says that's not realistic.

"It's time now to maybe just reconsider a different path to his ultimate dream. Tim might want to look to the CFL because he may have run out of options in the NFL'' Clarkson told USA Today. "Sitting is not an option for Tim. He's ultra-competitive. He needs to stick to his strength which is being in a competitive environment.

"Anyone who wants to work on their craft the way Tim does he just needs to give himself a couple of days and really decide 'Is this what I want to do?' Clearly football is still in his blood.''

Clarkson worked with Tebow last winter trying to correct his throwing motion. There's still great need of adjustment given Tebow's mediocre preseason performance with the New England Patriots.

While Tebow took to Twitter to stress he would "remain in relentless pursuit" of playing in the NFL Clarkson offered this to USA Today: "Right now it's not realistic that he'd be a guy an NFL team is going to pick up."

Where in Canada might he land? The Montreal Alouettes own Tebow's CFL rights The Montreal Gazette reported.

There was no immediate push for the team to land him according to the Toronto Sun. GM Jim Popp told the Sun is "just one of the 35 names" on the team's negotiation list.

"Really nothing to discuss unless he came to the CFL. Have never had a conversation with him or his agent" Popp told the Sun in a text message.