Tim Tebow’s career in the NFL is over and he likely will never be signed to another contract again. However, that doesn’t mean his days of being a professional athlete are completely over.
It looks like the former Florida Gators is looking to become a two-sport athlete as he has been training to pursue a career in the MLB. ESPN reported that Tebow, who currently works as an analyst for SEC Network on the weekly show “SEC Nation,” has been training for nearly a year and will hold a workout open to all 30 MLB teams at the end of the month.
“Tebow — who turns 29 years old on Sunday — has notified his current employer, ESPN, of his desire to chase a baseball career, but he will continue to fulfill his broadcast obligations to the network.
All 30 Major League Baseball teams will be invited to Tebow’s workout at the end of the month, an event he has been preparing for over the past year. Those who have seen Tebow hit have been surprised he picked up the sport so quickly after not playing it since he graduated high school in 2005.”
Tebow has not played organized baseball on a full-time basis since his junior year of high school. He was a pretty talented player at the time as he was an All-State player in Florida going .494 at the plate and helping his team, Nease, to the semifinals of the state playoffs.
One MLB scout talked about how Tim Tebow would have gotten drafted out of high school if his heart wasn’t in playing football at the next level.
“He had a strong arm and had a lot of power. If he would have been there his senior year he definitely would have had a good chance to be drafted,” Red Sox Florida scout Stephen Hargett, who worked with the Angels, said. “He had leverage to his swing. He had some natural loft. He had some good power. He was a good athlete. He had had enough arm for that position. He was a left-handed hitter with strength and some size.”
It should be very interesting to see what happens with Tim Tebow over the next few weeks and if the soon-to-be 29-year-old will get a chance to play professional sports once again.
Photo Credit: Nease High School Athletics