Tim Tebow: football player, media personality and now baseball player?
That’s what it sounds like. The former Denver Broncos quarterback has spent the last several months training to pursue a baseball career, according to, like, everyone.
Tebow was an accomplished high school baseball player. He hit .494 as a junior at Nease High in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. But he hasn’t played in more than a decade.
His associates are insistent this isn’t a publicity stunt.
“This may sound like a publicity stunt, but nothing could be further from the truth,” said Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball in a statement. “I have seen Tim’s workouts and people inside and outside the industry — scouts, executives, players and fans — will be impressed by his talent. As an agent, I have a genuine respect for how hard it is to succeed at the game of baseball and a true admiration for those who possess the talent to play it at the Major League level. Tim’s tool set is real.”
USA Today reported that Tebow will hold a workout within the next month. Representatives from all 30 MLB teams will be invited to attend.
Tebow’s worked as an ESPN football broadcaster since his pro football career ended in 2012. He quarterbacked the Broncos to the AFC Divisional game in 2011, where they were blown out by the Patriots.
As a college player at Florida, he won two national titles and a Heisman in 2007.