Tim Tebow, the former Denver Broncos quarterback, never did justice to his talents as a football player. However, the reality television star remains one of the most popular athletes in the country and could be using his influence in the world of politics in the near future.
Last week, there were several rumors that Tebow was supposed to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. And though Tebow trashed that rumor, the former Gator admitted Wednesday to have an affinity for politics during an interview with the Associated Press.
“My goal has always been able to make the biggest impact that I possible could in people’s lives. If I thought this is the right avenue, this would work, then I would be totally up for going down that path,” Tebow said when asked about his possible political career.
“Do I feel like that’s right now? No, not necessarily. Could it happen in the future? Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t write that off,” added Tebow, who hasn’t played in the NFL since his brief stint with the New York Jets in 2012.
Tim Tebow also keen on coaching
Tebow, currently working as an analyst with the SEC Network and ESPN, said that despite his failed attempt at becoming a star football player, he intends to become a coach down the road.
“I love what coaching is. I love the fact that coaching is teaching and it’s helping and it’s mentoring and it’s loving and it’s being a father figure. That is something that has always intrigued me,” said Tebow, who has been actively involved in a ton of philanthropic work.
After being drafted by the Broncos in 2010, Tebow was traded to the Jets in 2012. Following that, Tebow attented training camps with New England Patriots (2013) and Philadelphia Eagles (2015) but never made the final roster.
Despite all the rejections, Tebow doesn’t acknowledge that he’s a retired player. “I think I consider myself someone that is so blessed to do what I love to do and to be around the game of college football and to be able to be part of something that was so much a part of my life since I was a little boy. But also I’ve got a lot of different things going on right now,” Tebow said in the same interview.
Tim Tebow, 28, enjoyed a highly successful collegiate career which culminated with two national championships with the Florida Gators. However, like many before him, his professional career never took off.