According to Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning radio show, Former Gator and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will be trying out for MLB teams.
Tebow was the Heisman trophy winner at Florida and a two time national champion.
It was confirmed by Tebow’s agents, Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan that Tebow will invite all 30 MLB teams to watch him work out. Tebow has been preparing for this for the last year.
Tebow, who turns 29 later this week, was a very good baseball player in high school, and according to former Angels scout Tom Kotchman, was very nearly drafted despite his firm commitment to play football at Florida. As a junior at Nease High School, Tebow hit .494 and was an All-State player before focusing on football during his senior year.
Tebow was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos. In 2011, Tebow led the Broncos to the playoffs despite a 1-4 start and even won a playoff game in Pittsburgh.
Tebow has a career 47.9 % completion percentage with 17 touchdowns to 9 interceptions.
According to Schefter, Tebow has been working out as an outfielder.