Not this again. Just when I thought we might never hear about Tim Tebow again, he's back. And this time, he's going to give baseball a shot.
Yes, that Tim Tebow: the Florida Gators star quarterback, the Denver Broncos' comeback kid, the best player to ever put on a Philadephia Eagles uniform.
Tebow, unable to meet the standards of an NFL-caliber player, settled into a college football analyst role with ESPN's SEC Network in 2013. But apparently, the athlete's drive to compete on a professional stage continues to burn strong, as he's attempting to make an MLB roster.
According to ESPN, Tebow was a pretty good high school ballplayer in 2005, when he last played the sport competitively.
Adam Schefter reports,
Tebow was an All-State baseball player in Florida that year and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs.
Still, though, I hit 14 home runs during a 10-game season of little league and boasted an average of .900, and the closest I ever made it to the pros was the time Derek Jeter's now-wife Hannah Davis came into my office to give us ice cream for some reason I still don't understand. (How about that humblebrag?)
Look, Tebow is talented. Despite his lack of NFL longevity, he's still an athletic freak. No one can deny that.
Still, the guy has no business playing professional sports, but some minor league team is going to be all over this because Tebowmania is going to sell tickets. Unfortunately, he's just going to be taking up the spot of some borderline kid fighting for a shot at the bigs.
MLB teams will have the opportunity to check Tebow out at the end of August, which he has reportedly been preparing a year for. Schefter continues,
Those who have seen Tebow hit have been surprised he picked up the sport so quickly after not playing it since high school.
Well, I guess all we can do now is wait for his first home run and the inevitable shit storm that follows when he Tebows on home plate.