Tim Tebow Wants to Play ... Baseball

He's apparently pulling a Michael Jordan
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2016 9:47 AM CDT
Updated Aug 9, 2016 10:44 AM CDT
Tim Tebow Wants to Play ... Baseball
Tim Tebow in Atlanta in 2014.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Tim Tebow is trying to pull a Michael Jordan and jump from one professional sport to another. ESPN—where the former NFL quarterback works as an analyst—reports that Tebow is "actively pursuing" a career in baseball and will invite all 30 MLB teams to watch him work out during an event later this month. His agents say the 28-year-old has been training as a batter and outfielder in Arizona and Los Angeles since last year, when he was cut from the Philadelphia Eagles, per USA Today.

As a junior in 2005, Tebow helped his Florida high school baseball team reach the final four in state playoffs, hitting .494. In 2013, a scout told WEEI that the Los Angeles Angels had wanted to draft him "but he never sent back his information card." Another scout described him as having "a strong arm." "Tim's athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball," says agent Jimmy Sexton. "Knowing Tim's passion and desire, we won't be surprised by anything he accomplishes." (Guess he wasn't into that "Jesus-y" movie.)

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