With NFL training camps in full bloom, Tim Tebow is attempting another comeback.
According to ESPN, the former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback of the Florida Gators, Tebow has been training for the past year in an effort to get back in baseball shape.
Agents Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Tebow plans to hold an open tryout for all 30 Major League teams. Tebow has informed ESPN, where he works as a college football analyst, of his plans and will continue working for the network.
"Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures," Sexton said. "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."
Tebow, who turns 30 next week, was named to the All-State baseball team as a junior at Nease High School in St. Augustine and helped the Panthers advance to the state final four. Tebow didn’t play baseball as a senior due to football and apparently hasn’t played organized baseball since.
After winning two national titles with the Gators, Tebow was a first round draft pick by the Broncos in 2010 but played just two seasons in Denver.
Tebow spent one season with the Jets and was cut out of training camp by the Patriots in 2014 and the Eagles last summer.
When Tebow was in Patriots camp, Boston Red Sox scout Tom Kotchman told WEEI beat writer Rob Bradford that Tebow was almost drafted out of high school and said the Angels, for whom Kotchman was working, was “going to take him.”
“I believe he could have played in the big leagues,” Greg "Boo" Mullins, Tebow’s high school coach at Nease, told NFL.com.
We’ll soon find out if that’s still the case.