Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow “is actively pursuing a career in professional baseball,” according to ESPN.
Tebow, currently a broadcaster for the sports network, will “hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams later this month,” according to the report.
Tim Tebow speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on Dec. 31, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
"Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures," Jimmy Sexton, one of Tebow’s agents, told ESPN. "Tim's athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball. Knowing Tim's passion and desire, we won't be surprised by anything he accomplishes."
According to the report, Tebow — who will turn 29 on Sunday — has been training “to hone his hitting and fielding skills” for almost a year. He played baseball in high school prior to his football career and was an All-State baseball player in Florida.
In statements provided to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, former Major League catcher Chad Moeller, who has been training Tebow, and co-head of CAA Baseball Brodie Van Wagenen were both enthusiastic about Tebow’s potential career change.
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