Tim Tebow is focused on his job as a SEC Network analyst on the opening weekend of college football, but could he soon have a break in his new career venture?
According to a couple of veteran baseball reporters, the answer may be “yes” for the former Florida quarterback.
During a radio interview on Friday, ESPN baseball reporter Pedro Gomez identified the Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves as the two Major League Baseball teams that have shown the most interest in signing Tim Tebow following his showcase for scouts on Tuesday.
— 104.3 The FAN (@1043TheFan) September 2, 2016
MLB Network personality Jon Heyman confirmed the Braves’ interest in the Heisman Trophy winning following Gomez’s radio interview.
Braves are among teams interested in Tebow. @pedrogomezESPN mentioned 1st
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) September 2, 2016
MLB.com’s Atlanta Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported on Tuesday that the Braves sent both of their top scouts — scouting director Brian Bridges and special assistant Roy Clark — to see Tebow’s workout at the University of Southern California. There were scouts from 28 MLB teams in attendance.
According to Bowman: “The fact that Bridges and Clark were present provides indication the Braves have at least more than marginal interest in Tebow.”
At 29 years old, there isn’t much time for Tebow, who is a former All-State high school baseball player in addition to a former first-round NFL draft pick, to prove his worth a Major League team if he is signed to a contract.