Tim Tebow has been out of football for quite some time now, currently bouncing around baseball’s minor leagues for the past year and a half in an effort to reinvent himself. But, a chance to get back on the gridiron has just presented itself.
Steve Spurrier, the ex Florida and South Carolina coaching legend, has just been named head coach of the Orlando franchise in the Alliance of American Football, a new league that’s set to kickoff in February of 2019. And, according to CBS Sports, Spurrier would love to have Tebow in Orlando.
“That would be wonderful,” Spurrier said on the Open Mike radio show last week. “I think Tim knows about our league. He knows he’s welcome to come down [to Orlando] and play. Obviously, if his baseball career is going well, he may decide to stick with it, which I would certainly understand. But if it doesn’t go too well and he has the urge to play football, we would certainly welcome him in Orlando.”
The 30-year-old Tebow, who last played football in 2015 with the Philadelphia Eagles, currently plays baseball for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets. In a recent interview, he told CNBC that he’s open to a possible football comeback.