Report: Movie Producer Attempting To Recruit Tim Tebow To Star In Religious Film
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow comes in many shapes and sizes.
What else does the strapping 25-year-old have in store for the future?
How about Tim Tebow the movie star?
Independent film producer David Dginguerian, a producer of religious films, has been attempting to secure the former Heisman Trophy winner as the lead in his new film, TMZ reported.
The producer sent Tebow a letter in an attempt to recruit him, reported TMZ.
“I would like to extend to you an invitation to star in my next Faith-Based Film,” Dginguerian wrote. “You are an inspiration to so many on the field and off, and I am certain that your passion will also come through in films.”
There was no indication in the letter of how much Tebow would be compensated for the acting role, and the quarterback did not publicly address the offer on his Twitter account.
Once the 2012 season concluded, many reporters and pundits speculated that Tebow would either be released or cut by the Jets. That could very well still happen, although he’s still on Gang Green’s roster.
Earlier this month, general manager John Idzik hinted that the former first-round pick could in fact remain with the Jets for the upcoming season.
“He’s currently on our roster,” Idzik said of Tebow during a conference call with season-ticket holders. “What we’re doing is we’re trying to increase competition at that position and positions across the board, so we’re going to let the competition play out. We’re going to see who we’re able to bring on board and let it play out this offseason and into training camp. So I think that’ll be healthy for all concerned, including Tim.”
Used primarily as a personal punt protector on special teams in 2012, Tebow threw just eight passes on the season, completing six of them for 39 yards. He also rushed the ball 32 times for 102 yards and didn’t score any touchdowns.
What do you think? Should Tebow quit his day job and try his hand at the silver screen? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…