Former NFL quarterback and newly signed professional baseball player Tim Tebow has finally spoken about Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, USA Today reports.
“When people have belief in something, or a conviction in something, trying to stand for that, is a good thing,” Tebow said, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. “And then it’s all about trying to stand for it the right way,” the former quarterback added.
The new Mets outfielder didn’t want to speak too much on the subject, though. “I think there’s a lot of people who have thoughts out there,” he said, “and for now, I’m just going to keep mine to myself.”
Tebow has been outspoken about his faith as a Christian since coming into the national spotlight as a standout quarterback at the University of Florida. That spotlight increased when Tebow entered the NFL, and Tebow’s religious gestures, such as taking a knee in the end zone, caused a variety of reactions much like the Kaepernick situation.
The former football player is now through two practices with the New York Mets. On Tuesday, reporters already teased him with questions about potential options if baseball doesn’t end up working out for him.
“We don’t need to be answering hypotheticals right now,” Tebow responded.