Steve Spurrier is returning to coaching in 2019, when he leads the Orlando team in the newly formed Alliance of American Football. Is there a chance he could recruit former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow to return to the gridiron with him?
Well, it turns out that Spurrier has reached out to Tebow about the possibility. During an appearance on The Paul Finebaum Show on Friday, Spurrier said that he would love to have Tebow play for him.
“I told Tim Tebow if for some reason his baseball career doesn’t work out, we have a No. 15 down in Orlando waiting for him,” Spurrier told Finebaum.
Tebow’s football career seemingly ended after he made a surprising decision to play professional baseball. The former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner is currently in his second season in the New York Mets farm system.
In his first 61 games for Double-A Binghamton this season, Tebow batted .245 with 4 home runs and 23 RBI.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has made public comments that he believes Tebow will eventually make it to the major leagues. But the odds seem against the former Gators star, who will turn 31 in August.
Perhaps that could lead to a return to football for Tebow, who last played in an NFL game in 2012. He played two seasons for the Denver Broncos from 2010-11 before playing with the New York Jets in 2012.