Tim Tebow is not ready to consider himself a retired football player. In an interview with Ralph D. Russo of the Associated Press, the former Denver Broncos and New York Jets quarterback danced around the question about his status as a player.
“I think I consider myself someone that is so blessed to do what I love to do and to be around the game of college football and to be able to be part of something that was so much a part of my life since I was a little boy,” Tebow said. “But also I've got a lot of different things going on right now.”
Playing football again may or may not be in Tebow’s future, but he is interested in other career paths.
“I love what coaching is,” he said. “I love the fact that coaching is teaching and it’s helping and it’s mentoring and it’s loving and it’s being a father figure. That is something that has always intrigued me.”
Tebow said he also could see himself with a career in politics at some point in life.
“My goal has always been able to make the biggest impact that I possible could in people's lives. If I thought this is the right avenue, this would work, then I would be totally up for going down that path. Do I feel like that’s right now? No, not necessarily,” he said. “Could it happen in the future? Yeah, I definitely wouldn't write that off.”
Tebow was selected by the Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. He spent three seasons in the NFL and now serves as an analyst with SEC Network and ESPN.