Could Tebow Time be returning to Philadelphia?
Former Heisman Trophy winner and first round pick Tim Tebow looks to have accepted the fact he can not play quarterback in the NFL.
After bouncing around the league and working for ESPN, Tebow believes he has found his new calling.
Multiple media outlets reported last week that Tebow was transitioning back to baseball, a sport he had not played regularly since high school.
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, the Phillies will be one of approximately 20 teams on hand to watch Tebow workout in California.
CSN Philly reporter Jim Salisbury also confirmed the Phillies are taking a look at Tebow.
Tebow, who played outfield in high school, hit .494 with four homers and 30 RBIs as a junior.
Many have criticized Tebow for wanting to jump into a sport he has not played in over 10 years. I can not blame him for trying his hand at a new sport. It’s tough for an athlete who was always the best wherever he went to be told he’s no longer good enough to compete. That’s especially true when you win two national championships, a Heisman trophy, and an NFL playoff game.
Tim Tebow was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles during training camp last season under Chip Kelly, and competed for a back-up job. He failed to make the 53-man roster, and has been without an NFL job ever since.
If Chip Kelly can’t make a gimmick out of you, no one can.
Should the Phillies actually want Tebow in the organization, it would be a huge promotional draw in the Gulf Coast League or Williamsport. National media would be covering every game to see if Tim Tebow is the next Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders.
Whether or not the Phillies have “true” interest in Tebow, it’s an interesting story to keep an eye on during a treacherous baseball season.