After years of being out of the NFL as a starting quarterback, Tim Tebow has made headlines because of his intentions to start up his baseball career. He hasn’t played competitive baseball since 2005, so it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.
He’ll be working out for MLB teams in the next month it was announced. The question is which team will want him? If the talent is there then okay, but bringing a guy like Tebow onto your team brings a ton of publicity. Some teams will encourage that, but some don’t want any unneeded attention.
Tebow has always been a hot topic ever since he entered the NFL in 2010. He’s played for four different teams (two if you don’t count practice squad or as an offseason member only), most notably the Broncos. His football career went spiraling down ever since he got traded from the Broncos to the New York Jets in 2011. Since then he’s jumped from team to team and couldn’t seem to find his place.
He began to pursue a broadcasting career, becoming an ESPN college football analyst in December 2013. He got signed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles in April 2015 but was released by the team after their preseason games had concluded.
Pursuing a baseball career could be a breath of fresh air for Tebow; a change in career paths isn’t always a bad thing. At 28 years old, turning 29 in under a month, it’ll be tough, though. With no baseball experience in 11 years, it’ll be tough to make it into the majors. Some believe he can do it, though.
— Gary Sheffield (@garysheffield) August 9, 2016
DOZENS of minor league and independent baseball teams would sign Tim Tebow today for promotion/marketing alone. This could happen. Really.
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) August 9, 2016
And then some people are taking this whole situation as a joke.
Tim Tebow is pursuing a career in baseball, but he should probably start with Tim Tee-Ball.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) August 9, 2016
Tim Tebow is about to become the Bo Jackson of being bad at professional sports.
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) August 9, 2016
Tim Tebow’s baseball quest gives you hope for Jimmer Fredette to become free safety one day.
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) August 9, 2016
It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out. The media will be all over it for sure. I’m sure whatever team decides to give him a minor league contract will realize that it will bring them tons of publicity, which isn’t always a bad thing. Hopefully, something turns out good for Tebow for once.