Tim Tebow’s baseball journey goes beyond wanting to impress in the sport.
In an interesting piece by The Denver Post’s Mark Kiszla, the former Florida quarterback opened up about his minor-league baseball experiment and his feelings after the Denver Broncos turned to former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning to lead their franchise.
Tebow told Kiszla he doesn’t “want to have a ‘what if’ life.” The former Heisman Trophy winner mentions how his current experience playing in the minors as part of the New York Mets farm system is a self-fulfillment mission for him.
“I don’t want to sit back now and just glide through life,” Tebow told Kiszla.
Kiszla’s piece also brings up Tebow’s departure from Denver. Despite Tebow leading the Broncos to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Playoffs, Denver parted ways with the player in March 2012 by trading him to the New York Jets after the Broncos signed Manning as a coveted free agent.
Tebow told Kiszla that he doesn’t hold hard feelings about Broncos general manager John Elway.
“He got one of the best ever to play the game, in Peyton Manning, to come in to Denver,” Tebow said in the piece. “For me, there was nothing to do except look toward the future and continue on.”
It’s no surprise, but Tebow comes off well here, especially when he mentions his feelings about Elway. Looking back, it’s hard to blame Elway for making the choice that he did. Still, it had to be a tough time for Tebow.