On the day of Tim Tebow is supposed to work out for more than 20 MLB teams, one former NFL executive says Tebow’s NFL career didn’t have to end the way it did.
Mark Dominik, who served as the general manager for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009 to 2013, tweeted Tuesday that he repeatedly called Tebow and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, about getting the former Florida quarterback to come play for the Bucs.
Dominik said his condition, however, was that he wanted Tebow to play another position. Tebow declined.
I called & called agent Jimmy Sexton, begged him & Tim Tebow to come play H-Back for the Bucs but it was always nope, only QB, now baseball
— Mark Dominik (@MarkdominikESPN) August 30, 2016
Tebow signed with the New England Patriots before the 2013 season, Dominik’s last in Tampa Bay, but was cut before the season began. He spent the next two seasons out of football before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles during training camp in 2015. He was eventually cut before that season began as well.
The former Heisman winner was adamant during his NFL career that he only wanted to play quarterback. There was always talk around the league that he would have more opportunities if he were willing to play tight end or a hybrid position, and now there’s at least one person backing up those claims.
Four years removed from his last NFL regular season snap, he is now pursuing a career in professional baseball.