With professional football not working out, Tim Tebow is going to give baseball a try.
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL first-round draft pick plans to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams this month. Tebow last played organized baseball in high school.
ESPN first reported the news.
"When I saw his first swing, I was convinced."
Gary Sheffield believes Tebow can make MLB ... in just two years: https://t.co/0ZR4GeGC3V
— ESPN (@espn) August 9, 2016
Agent Brodie Van Wagenen, the co-head of CAA Baseball, said in a statement that the workout is not a publicity stunt.
"His work ethic is unprecedented, and his passion for the game is infectious. He knows the challenges that lie ahead of him given his age and experience, but he is determined to achieve his goal of playing in the Major Leagues," Van Wagenen said in a statement.
Tebow has been training in Scottsdale, Arizona, with former major league catcher Chad Moeller.
Tebow won the Heisman and two national championships with the University of Florida and was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in in 2010. He has not played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He went to training camp with the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 but was cut before the season each time.