With all the news of ex-Broncos QB Tim Tebow making a run at professional baseball, it got us thinking about all the other NFL athletes who had a chance to play ball. Tim Tebow sure wouldn’t be the first football player to cross over into baseball. Thanks to NFL.com I was able to compile a list of NFL stars drafted by a Major League Baseball team.
1. Tom Brady, 1995 drafted as a catcher by the Montreal Expos
2. Jameis Winston, 2012 drafted by the Texas Rangers
3. Eric Decker, 2008 and 2009 drafts by the Milwaukee Brewers and the Minnesota Twins respectively.
4. Colin Kaepernick, 2009 drafted as a pitcher by the Chicago Cubs
5. Golden Tate, 2007 and 2010 drafts by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants respectively.
6. Russell Wilson, 2007 and 2010 drafts by the Baltimore Orioles and the Colorado Rockies respectively.
7. Brandon Weeden, 2002 drafted by the New York Yankees. He spent four seasons in the Minor Leagues.
8. Daunte Culpepper, 1995 drafted by the New York Yankees.
9. John Elway, 1979 and 1981 drafts by the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees respectively.
10. Deion Sanders, 1985 and 1988 drafts by the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees respectively.
11. Bo Jackson, 1988 drafted by the Kansas City Royals.
12. Dan Marino, 1979 drafted as a pitcher by the Kansas City Royals.
Do you think Tim Tebow will join the list?