Former NFL quarterback and college football national champion Tim Tebow will try his hand in a new sport.
According to ESPN, Tebow is actively pursuing a career in professional basketball and will hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams later in the summer. Tebow’s agents, Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan have confirmed these reports.
The former quarterback has spent the past year training in Arizona and Los Angeles to work on his hitting and fielding skills. The last time Tebow played baseball on a full-time basis was in 2005. That year, Tebow hit a .494 as a junior, leading his high school to the final four of the Florida state playoffs.
Tebow played in the NFL for five seasons before moving on to become a broadcaster at ESPN. Although he has notified ESPN of his interest in joining the MLB, he will continue with his broadcasting obligations until then.
All 30 teams will be invited to Tebow’s workout at the end of the month and will have a chance to make their offers if they decide he is a right fit.
Tebow has already been offered a contract by the Schaumburg Boomers, and Illinois-based minor league team.
It’s been eleven years since Tebow has played a full game of baseball. Hopefully, he can overcome that hump and return to a professionally athletic lifestyle.