Tim Tebow won’t be making a return to professional football anytime soon.
Steve Spurrier spoke with ProFootballTalk Tuesday and said that the Alliance of American Football reached out to the Florida Heisman award winner. However, the interest didn’t appear to be mutual because Tebow isn’t quitting baseball to join the AAF.
“Tim’s got a chance to go to Major League Baseball. I think Tim’s probably headed in the baseball direction. I don’t blame him. If I were in his situation I’d probably do the same thing,” the Orlando Apollos’ coach said on PFT Live. (RELATED: San Diego Fleet Quarterback Mike Bercovici Suffers Brutal Hit During AAF Opener)
Could you imagine if Tebow actually joined the AAF? The league already got off to an incredibly strong start with its debut, but a guy like the Florida legend joining would send things through the roof.
It would be required viewing if he actually pulled the trigger on a return to football. Of course, as Spurrier pointed out, that’s not likely because his baseball career in the minors isn’t going too poorly. (RELATED: Alliance Of American Football Debut Draws Millions Of Viewers On CBS)
Tebow already got a taste of pro football with the Broncos and a couple other teams. There’s a chance he’s had enough, made his money and just wants to try to make the Mets.
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Getting old college star QBs to play really is something the AAF needs to focus on. They might not get Tebow, but a guy like Manziel would also set the Alliance of American Football on fire.
That would get things cranked up in a heartbeat. As for Tebow, don’t expect to see that happen anytime soon.