Tim Tebow, who will turn 29 on Sunday, has decided to give up on an NFL career and instead will focus on baseball. He has been secretly working on his fielding and hitting for the past year and will hold a workout later this month. He will be inviting representatives from all teams in both leagues.
ESPN, Tebow’s current employer issued the following statement:
“Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures. 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.”
Ken Rosenthal of CAA (Creative Artist Agency,,agents) issued the following statement:
Statement from Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball
“This may sound like a publicity stunt, but nothing could be further from the truth. I have seen Tim’s workouts, and people inside and outside the industry – scouts, executives, players and fans – will be impressed by his talent. As an agent, I have a genuine respect for how hard it is to succeed at the game of baseball and a true admiration for those who possess the talent to play it at the Major League level. Tim’s tool set is real. His physicality is unique in professional baseball. 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.”
Statement from Chad Moeller, former Major League catcher who has been training Tim Tebow at Chad Moeller Baseball in Scottsdale
“I am beyond impressed with Tim’s athleticism and swing, and it goes without saying that he has shown a high level of discipline and strong work ethic. I see bat speed and power and real baseball talent. I truly believe Tim has the skill set and potential to achieve his goal of playing in the Major Leagues, and based on what I have seen over the past two months, it could happen relatively quickly.”