There was a significant concern about the drama that would come with the move to bring Tebow on board.
"It was definitely a concern," Mularkey said on NBC Sports Network's "Pro Football Talk." "Because we were going to go with Blaine Gabbert. ... We were going to find ways to get the ball to him, but we were going to go with Gabbert.
"It would have been a distraction. If Blaine would have failed early, it would have been the call to bring Tebow in, and that's not something you want for your football team. Any kind of distraction."
There isn't a team in the league that will give Tebow a starting job outright. His best hope is for an opportunity to compete. And it doesn't look like there's a team interested in giving up any kind of pick for the former first-rounder.