Tebow trainer: Ex-NFL QB doesn't want to be a "sideshow" in the minors
A trainer for former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow says he doesn't want to be a sideshow whenever he embarks on an attempt to be a professional baseball player, but doesn't see Tebow spending five years in the minor leagues either.
Tebow's representatives announced earlier this week that the former Heisman Trophy winner was actively pursuing a career in professional baseball and plans on holding workouts for all 30 major league teams soon.
Tebow has not played baseball since high school, but reportedly has been working out for the better part of a year. Former MLB catcher Chad Moeller, who has been training with Tebow says he has been impressed with his skills and believes he will make a MLB roster soon.
"Do I think (teams are) selfishly going to want to sell some seats? Yeah. And he knows it,” Moeller said to USA Today.
“And that’s why he really hopes (and) wants a team that thinks he can do this, and not just, ‘We’re going to send him to every level and sell a whole bunch of seats and sell a whole bunch of merchandise and we’re just going to have a sideshow.’ “He knows he’s partially a sideshow to start with. But he does want a team that actually thinks this is for real and thinks this is someone that can help us. And he’s going to have to go out and perform and show he can do this. There’s no way to simulate that.”
Tebow, who turns 29 this weekend, has not appeared in an NFL game since 2012. He had career record of 8-6 as a starting quarterback, completing 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards, with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
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