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Tim Tebow on lure of AAF Spring league: “Coach Spurrier keeps calling”

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Jul 18, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; St. Lucie Mets designated hitter Tim Tebow (15) signs autographs for fans prior to the game A at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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The story of Tim Tebow trying to make his way onto a Major League Baseball roster is front-and-center again at New York Mets Spring Training in Port St Lucie. However, as much as the mostly New York media wanted to talk about the prospect of him playing for the big club this season, still looming is the possibility of Tebow returning to football.

That is currently with the courtship of the former Gators great by the new Alliance of American Football.

Here’s the video of his session:

Tebow, however, he made it very clear that he is only committed to baseball, the Mets organization and trying to realize the dream of not only making the major league club but becoming a contributor for the Mets this season.

Still, that doesn’t mean that the former Heisman winning quarterback of the Gators isn’t being contacted another former Heisman winning Gator, who now coaches the Orlando franchise in the AAF Spring football league.

Tebow confirmed in St Lucie that the AAF has still been in contact with him about coming to play for their league and it’s Steve Spurrier, specifically, that is still trying to recruit him,

“Coach Spurrier keeps calling. And I love, Coach Spurrier.” Tebow continued, “It was easy (saying no). Even though, it was an awesome offer. It’s great and it’s humbling. I’m all in on baseball…. No way that I could stop and not give this the chance after everything that I’ve worked for,” he concluded.

While the lure of playing QB, for the Apollos, not far from where he ruled “The Swamp” has to be tempting, Tebow has a legit shot to be with the Mets at some point in 2019.

He was on track for that last summer, while playing Single A ball in Columbia, SC and for the Mets Double A team in Binghampton, NY.

As we wrote then, Tebow had been named to the Eastern League All-Star Game, where he doubled in his first at bat. Tebow  hit .273 with a .336 On base percentage (both are average) with six home runs 36 RBI’s and 21 extra base hits in his 271 plate appearances in the 2018 season at Double A.

Then, he was hit by a pitch and suffered a broken bone in his, which derailed any chance to play for the big team last year. Tebow returned to his “fall job” of studio analyst on SEC football games for the SEC Network starting in September.

That was last year. This is now.

And for now, no longer is Tebow interested in being a QB, for the Orlando Apollos or anyone else.

He wants to be an MLB player.

 

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