Well, at least he tried.
Steve Spurrier attempted to get former star quarterback Tim Tebow back to the gridiron, reaching out to the one-time Heisman Trophy winner about playing for him in the new Alliance of American Football league.
But Tebow told the Old Ball Coach his focus was on baseball.
“I don’t blame Tim,” Spurrier, the coach of the Orlando Apollos, said on PFT Live. “Tim’s got a chance to go to Major League Baseball. I think Tim’s probably headed in the baseball direction. I don’t blame him. If I were in his situation I’d probably do the same thing.”
Tebow will be back in spring training with the Mets and is expected to start the season for Triple-A Syracuse. A call-up to the Show isn’t out of the question after his strong season last year, which finished with a broken hand when his Queens debut seemed imminent.
He batted .276 with six home runs in 84 Double-A Binghamton games.