Tim Tebow: ‘I Haven’t Ruled Out’ Running For Office Once Through With Football
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tim Tebow may one day take his “Wildcat” offense to another field entirely: politics.
The most talked about player in football said in an interview that once he’s done with football he’ll “at least look at and consider one day” a run for office.
“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do,” the Jets’ backup quarterback told ESPN New York. “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.”
There’s no word on what office Tebow would consider seeking, or where.
Tebow went on to say that five years after his retirement, he’d hope to continue doing charity work through his foundation and “making a difference in people’s lives… . I look at that as what I want to do with my life. I love doing it. I’m a natural for it.”
Tebow’s future is the stuff of constant speculation. Recently there were rumors that he might be traded from the Jets. Prior to the Republican National Convention, rumors were swirling Tebow was going to be the surprise guest speaker — a spot ultimately taken by Clint Eastwood.
Tebow wouldn’t be the only New York-area NFL player to consider a run for office. Former Giants linebacker Harry Carson recently said he would not run against Rep. Scott Garrettin in New Jersey.
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