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Tim Tebow Says There Was ‘Communication’ With The XFL, Is Focused On Only Baseball

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The XFL reached out to Tim Tebow prior to the season starting.

The XFL made it clear prior to the league getting underway that they would target the best quarterbacks they could. That included trying to get the Florida Heisman winner involved, but he wasn’t interested.

“There was some communication…we had a couple conversations,” Tebow told the media Sunday. He added that he “loved” what the XFL is doing and thinks it’s “awesome.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

At the same time, he said he’s all in on playing baseball for the Mets, and has no interest in playing football right now.

You can watch his full comments below.

It’s too bad Tebow won’t play in the XFL. That would have been required viewing for sure. The league seems to be doing just fine without him, but he would have taken things to a new level.

He hasn’t played pro football in several years, but it likely wouldn’t matter. While he wasn’t great at throwing the ball, he was a freak of nature athlete.

I have no doubt he could be in football playing shape within a month or two of training. His arm might need some time to shed the rust, but he could probably get it there.

However, it’s clearly not going to happen. Tebow really wants to work his way through the minors to the Mets.

He’s made that clear time and time again, and I don’t think we should expect his tune to change anytime soon. He seems very set on playing in the MLB.

Maybe if things go south with his baseball career, he’ll give the XFL a shot. All I know for sure is that football fans would love to see it.