Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN broadcaster Tim Tebow is actively pursuing a career in professional baseball and plans to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams later this month, according to his agents Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan. Tebow has not played organized baseball since 2005.
Now, with Tebow’s football career stalled, he has decided to pursue another one of the sports he excelled at in high school.
Tebow As received an offer from an independent league team already.
It came from the Schaumburg Boomers, an independent Frontier League team based in Schaumburg, Illinois. They offered Tebow a deal Tuesday, sight unseen to play for their squad.
Reportedly, Tebow had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers before the season started, and there was some interest shown in his ability.
However, not everyone was is on board with the decision.
A major league scouting director told ESPN’s Jayson Stark on Tuesday: “Eleven years [of not playing baseball], nobody can overcome that.”
Tebow was an All-State baseball player in Florida that year and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs.
“Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures,” said Sexton, Tebow’s football agent, who is now working with CAA baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen.
Tebow has accomplished many great things in his 29 years and generally makes sound decisions. Trying to play professional baseball at age 29 is not one of those.Perhaps this is another example of how truly difficult it is for an athlete to step away from competition whether that be on the football field or the baseball diamond.