Tim Tebow is turning 29 in August. As his chances of playing in the NFL again get slimmer by the day, he’s already looking ahead to the next steps in his career.
He hasn’t ruled out a career as a coach.
Tebow spoke in an interview with the Associated Press’ Ralph D. Russo, and the Heisman Trophy winner said he would be intrigued by the opportunity to motivate and coach football players.
“I love what coaching is. I love the fact that coaching is teaching and it’s helping and it’s mentoring and it’s loving and it’s being a father figure. That is something that has always intrigued me.”
It could actually be a solid option.
While Tebow was fundamentally flawed as a quarterback, his intangibles and leadership have never been in doubt. Really, that’s all we heard about leading up to his first-round selection to Denver. I’d have a hard time believing that Urban Meyer wouldn’t entertain the idea of having Tebow as a member of his staff in some capacity.
Tebow might also look into a career in politics at some point, which he discussed with Russo.
“My goal has always been able to make the biggest impact that I possible could in people’s lives. If I thought this is the right avenue, this would work, then I would be totally up for going down that path. Do I feel like that’s right now? No, not necessarily. Could it happen in the future? Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t write that off.”
But for now, Tebow remains an analyst for ESPN’s SEC Network, and he has a new book coming out, Shaken, about handling life’s disappointments.
SOURCE: USA Today FTW! – Andrew Joseph