New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker has no doubt that former quarterback and teammate Tim Tebow will sign with a professional baseball team, according to ESPN.
Tebow, 28, has been back in the news after his agents told ESPN that the he plans to workout for all 30 MLB teams. The Heisman winner hasn’t played baseball since his junior year of high school, but Decker thinks a minor league team should sign him to increase ticket sales.
For that reason, Decker is sure Tebow will be playing baseball in the future.
“Well, of course, he’s gonna do it,” Decker said about Tebow making a team. “Someone is going to sign him, I guarantee you that, because it’s Tim Tebow and [the fans] will be coming to a baseball game with a football jersey on, selling tickets. I want to see what kind of player he is. I haven’t seen him play baseball, but he’s an athlete and works tremendously hard, so obviously he’s going to put everything he has into it. We’ll see.”
Decker believes that Tebow has the athletic ability to keep up with more seasoned baseball players, but is not sure he’ll make it as a hitter.
Tebow hit .494 in his final year of high school baseball, and has received support from former MLB star Gary Sheffield since his intention to change sports became public.