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Tim Tebow‘s NFL career is over, according to Tim Tebow. The former Heisman Trophy winner, who famously completed 47.3 percent of his passes with the Denver Broncos during the 2010 and 2011 seasons and was on a team that won a playoff game, had a Major League Baseball tryout on Tuesday afternoon. It reportedly went well – at least it went as well as you’d expect – and while it remains to be seen whether Tebow has a future in baseball, he told NFL Network that his football career has come to an end.
After saying he was nervous to go through with the tryout, Tebow claimed that the door was completely closed on football. Tebow said that he still loves football, but also said that he loves “hitting baseballs” and that he’s “excited” for the pursuit of a career in the majors. He did, however, say that he’ll always be a part of football “in some way.”
As for how his future looks as a baseball player, one scout graded Tebow’s raw power, running ability, arm, and glove on a 20-80 scale. Pay special attention to the arm section, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who watched Tebow throw a football.
So as it turns out, Tebow is big and strong, but his footwork isn’t great, his delivery is pretty poor, and he doesn’t have a cannon for an arm. Where have we heard that one before?