Tim Tebow says he had offers to play other positions but wanted to remain an NFL quarterback.
Tim Tebow is now focused on his professional baseball career with the New York Mets, but he says he had several NFL opportunities at other positions but would not move out of the quarterback slot, he told The Dan Patrick Show.
“For me it’s always about pursuing what’s in your heart, what you love, what you’re passionate about, and I love the game of football but what I really love doing is playing the quarterback position,” Tebow said. “I’ve had a lot of good opportunities to play another position but that just wasn’t in my heart. It wasn’t something I wanted to do. If I was going to make a change I’d rather make a change to baseball.”
He spent six seasons on various NFL rosters, although he has not appeared in an NFL regular season game since 2012, when he was a member of the New York Jets. Tebow said that he has not heard from any NFL teams recently.
Tebow signed a minor league contract with the Mets and also remains on television as a football broadcaster for ESPN. He is expected to report to the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Sept. 18