Tim Tebow, the New York Jets backup quarterback, could be considering running for something off the field: elected office.
Tebow addressed his potential political aspirations after he is done with football in a wide-ranging interview with ESPN New York:
“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do. I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”
Tebow, who is very involved a several charitable endeavors, added that, five years after he retires from football, he wants to continue “making a difference in people’s lives.”
In the meantime, some fans and the media wonder why the unconventional quarterback isn’t getting more playing time with the Jets over current starter Mark Sanchez even though many question Tebow’s ability to throw the football with sufficient accuracy in the NFL.
As The Inquisitrhas previously reported, although Tebow wasn’t needed much in the Jets opening day rout of the Buffalo Bills, his absence on the field in the loss against the Steelers on Sunday, a team he had defeated in the playoffs last season as a member of the Denver Broncos, raised eyebrows. In Sunday’s matchup against the Steelers, running with the ball Tebow gained 22 yards on one play. So far, in this early stage of the NFL season, Tebow has not attempted nor completed a pass.
Do you think it will ever be “Tebow time” in the voting booth?