MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Turns out Tim Tebow is looking for a career change, the former Florida Gator & Denver Broncos quarterback is reportedly putting down the football and picking up a baseball.READ MORE: 'Hidden Worlds': An immersive voyage into deepest oceans & mesmerizing mangroves through state-of-the-art technology
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, everyone’s favorite backup quarterback is looking to become a professional outfielder and will hold a workout at the end of the month for any Major League team that is willing to give him a shot. Tebow has been training on the west coast for the past year, hoping to find the magic he had in high school when he was an All-State player for Nease High School in Florida.
The 29-year-old Tebow, who spent a training camp with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles after playing for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets, will continue to appear as an analyst on ESPN while as he looks to fulfill his Major League dream.READ MORE: Haiti's contributions to South Florida in full display at Haitian Heritage Month Art Exhibition
Tebow won a pair of National Championships under center for Florida and was drafted 25th overall by the Denver Broncos in 2010. He played in 21 games for the Broncos, leading them to the playoffs and a Wild Card round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 before getting crushed by the Patriots. He spent one unsuccessful season with the New York Jets, then was released by the Patriots at the end of training camp the following season. He joined the Philadelphia Eagles for training camp in 2015, but was cut before the season.
Tebow quickly found a new home on TV as an analyst, but now he’s determined to quench his thirst for competitive sport once again.
Adding more fuel to the fire is a tweet by former MLB star Gary Sheffield who believes in Tebow’s baseball ability. The longtime outfielder and current sports agent took to Twitter to vouch for Tebow, whom he calls “a natural.”
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— Gary Sheffield (@garysheffield) August 9, 2016