No one can doubt Tim Tebow’s desire to compete, or his will to win – and while that wasn’t enough to make him into a good NFL quarterback it carried him and Florida to a pair of BCS Championships and some lucrative endorsement deals. Now Tebow is looking to make it in baseball.
Tebow last played baseball full-time in 2005, when he was in high school, however he has been training for the past year to sharpen his skills as both a hitter and an outfielder and will hold a workout later this month for Major League teams according to his agents Nick Khan and Jimmy Sexton.
Currently a broadcaster with ESPN and part of their college football coverage team Tebow – who turns 29 on Sunday – has always had the competitive drive that pushed him so far in sports and it’s not surprising that he would want to get out from under a desk and back into the field of play. All 30 Major League teams have been invited to his workout and I would be surprised if any rejected the invitation.
Tebow, who hit .494 his junior year in High School, was a prospective selection of the Los Angeles Angels in 2005 but he never turned in his information card for the draft.
There have been plenty of sensational two-sport athletes in history including the likes of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, while players like Russell Wilson have found themselves drafted highly by MLB but rejected the calling to focus on football.
With Tebow’s football career decidedly over this is an avenue for him back into the competitive sport limelight, but with Michael Jordan failing to ignite the baseball world when he tried it there is nothing to think that Tebow could be hitting Major League home runs any time soon.