Tim Tebow believes he could still play in NFL: ‘I can totally do that’
The NFL gave up on Tim Tebow years ago but it sounds like the ex-quarterback still believes he could play in the league.
During an appearance Wednesday on the “Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris” podcast, Tebow admits watching NFL games leaves him feeling some remorse over the course of his pro football career.
“It’s still hard sometimes when I watch games and I’m thinking, ‘I can totally do that.’ Or, ‘I can be doing this or playing here or crushing that,'” Tebow said, via TMZ Sports.
Tebow posted an 8-6 career record, with all his starts coming in two seasons with the Denver Broncos. He later appeared on the rosters of the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but nothing much ever came of those opportunities.
Tebow had 17 passing touchdowns while adding 12 more on the ground during his career. While not bad numbers, Tebow was a below-average quarterback overall, completing only 47.9 percent of his passes to go along with nine interceptions.
In the end, a pro football career was not meant to be for Tebow after an iconic collegiate career with the Florida Gators. Even he admitted Wednesday that “the NFL didn’t go at all as planned.”
Tebow did admit that if things had gone another way, he would not have been able to pursue his dream of playing professional baseball, something he continues to pursue in the New York Mets’ farm system, with middling-to-fair results heading into 2019.
A devout Christian, Tebow not surprisingly credits his faith for helping him navigate the challenges.
“I think God used the highs and the lows for a purpose and you try to embrace that and say, ‘OK, God, what do you want me to do with this?’ And he opened up baseball as an avenue,” Tebow said.
It’s almost a certainty that Tebow never would have enjoyed much success in the NFL. Either way, Tebow appears to harbor little bitterness and is grateful for his baseball career and developments in his personal life. To do so wouldn’t be his style anyway.