Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow’s football career may be coming to an end after years of trying to regain traction in the NFL, but it appears as though he has a new sports career in mind to take its place.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion is pursuing a career in professional baseball.
Tim Tebow is actively pursuing a career in professional baseball and plans to hold workout for Major League Baseball teams later this month.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 9, 2016
Though Tebow hasn’t played baseball full-time since 2005, Schefter reports that Tebow has been working out in Arizona and Los Angeles during the last year to develop his hitting and fielding skills. He has been working out as an outfielder.
But when Tebow did last play the game, he was pretty good. He was an all-state high school baseball player in Florida and reportedly hit .494 in his junior season. He enrolled early at Florida prior to his senior season.
Schefter reports that all 30 MLB teams have been invited to a Tebow baseball workout showcase at the end of the month. He will turn 29 years old on August 14, making him quite a bit older than the typical minor league prospect.
“Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures,” said Tebow’s football agent, Jimmy Sexton, according to Schefter.
“Tim’s athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball. Knowing Tim’s passion and desire, we won’t be surprised by anything he accomplishes.”
Schefter reports that Sexton is now working conjunction with CAA baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen.
Tebow is expected to continue filling all television broadcasting obligations as he pursues this baseball dream. Though he spent time in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles last season, Tebow last appeared in an NFL game back in 2012 with the New York Jets.