Tim Tebow hasn’t always been a baseball prospect.
It really wasn’t that long ago that Tebow was a dynamic dual-threat quarterback prospect in the NFL after he was a two-time national champion quarterback and Heisman winner at the University of Florida.
Many still believe to this day that Tebow never got a fair shake in the NFL.
Despite being drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos, and even though he helped lead a sub-par team to the playoffs before winning a thrilling overtime game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tebow never got another start in the NFL.
Some still contend that Tebow’s quarterbacking skills simply weren’t good enough, while others have hypothesized that Tebow’s willingness to wear his faith so visibly on his sleeve is what ostracized him.
Either way, Tebow ultimately changed his career direction in 2016 and signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets.
That desire caught fire again recently, when the head honcho of a professional football league specifically named Tebow in a rather blatant recruiting attempt.
No, it wasn’t Roger Goodell and the NFL.
Rather, it was Vince McMahon and the XFL.
When McMahon first announced that the XFL, he fielded a question about Tebow, Johnny Manziel and Colin Kaepernick. He only addressed Tebow by name.
“If Tim Tebow wants to play, he can very well play,” said McMahon.
Tebow had been completely silent on the subject. He literally said nothing when TMZ Sports tried to broach the topic with him.
Tebow finally broke his silence during an interview with SEC Country on Wednesday.
“To be honest, I really haven’t given it any thought,” Tebow responded when asked about the XFL. “I’ve got too many important things going on, and I’m getting ready for spring training in slightly over a week.”
When pressed further on his interest in joining McMahon’s upstart league, he reiterated his lack of interest while leaving the door ever-so-slightly ajar about a possible XFL run.
“Not really,” Tebow said when asked if he had given the XFL any thought. “Honestly, it’s the beginning of 2018. And they’re talking about that in 2020. I’ve got a lot of life in front of me before that even happens. So I’m not even going to worry about it.”
Tebow is giving a full commitment to his baseball career at the moment. It’s what he should be doing, frankly.
But if Tebow isn’t where he wants to be in baseball in two years? Maybe, just maybe, he’ll be quarterbacking again.
After all, he has yet to say that he unequivocally would not join the XFL.
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.