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Tim Tebow hasn’t been able to secure another job on the gridiron, so he’s apparently turning to the baseball diamond.
Tebowmania may no longer be limited to just football.
A former Heisman Trophy winner as a quarterback with the Gators, Tebow hasn’t played an NFL game since 2012 when he was with the Jets.
The quarterback is now set to pursue a professional baseball career in Major League Baseball, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
As he appears to be giving up on his NFL dream, Tebow’s football agent backs his client’s decision.
“Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures,” his agent, Jimmy Sexton, said, according to CBS Sports. “Tim’s athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball. Knowing Tim’s passion and desire, we won’t be surprised by anything he accomplishes.”
Shefter reports that Tebow, who was All-State in high school, is “training in Arizona and Los Angeles” to play baseball “for almost the past year to hone his play as a professional batter and outfielder in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since he was in high school in 2005.”
The ESPN NFL reporter also added that Tebow hit .494 as a junior at Nease High School in Florida and he’ll invite all 30 MLB teams to see him workout at the end of the month.
Tebow had a highly-decorated college football career, which included the Heisman Trophy win in 2007 and leading the Gators to a BCS championship, two SEC championships and a Sugar Bowl win.
The Broncos selected Tebow 25th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft and he had a tremendous overtime playoff win over the Steelers in 2011 before being dealt to the Jets. He then had stints with the Patriots and Eagles, but was cut by both clubs prior to the season starting. He was cut by the Eagles last Septembmer, ending his current pursuit of a new job.
Tebow, who turns 29 on Aug. 14, owns a 47.9 career completion percentage and has thrown for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 35 games — 16 of which were starts.
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