Former college football star and Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, underwent a short NFL career only playing for three seasons (2010-2012). After his rather disappointing time as an NFL quarterback, Tebow has been in full training attempting to eventually end up playing Major League Baseball. He is reported to have multiple workouts set up for Big League scouts to evaluate later this month and has invited all 30 MLB teams to come and watch.
Tebow, who only six months ago on The Ellen DeGeneres Show stated he would love to get back to the NFL if he has the right opportunity and believes he is in the best shape of his entire life:
In the last six months since this interview Tim has switched his entire career path which has caused lots of speculation to how serious he is about his future baseball career or could it be something else such as a publicity stunt or just a mid-life crisis wanting to be back in the spotlight as a professional athlete.
Although Tim is being doubted, it is not like he is picking up a bat for the first time in his life. Most people only look at him as a football player, but he was an all-around athlete in high school and as a junior in 2005, Tebow hit a whopping .494 and was named all-state. His former coach, Greg Mullins described him as a left handed power hitter with a good arm. Coach Mullins also believed he had the talent to reach the Major Leagues.
Another major supporter, former MLB star and 9-time All-Star, Gary Sheffield, tweeted something very interesting about Tebow which received over 2,000 retweets in only a few hours:
— Gary Sheffield (@garysheffield) August 9, 2016
Does this mean Tebow has the talent to make it all the way to an MLB roster? No one can tell for sure, but it will definitely be an interesting wait as Tim Tebow fans wait to see if he can make it to an MLB Debut, which only nine athletes have ever done.