Tim Tebow Comments on Retirement, Potential Career in Coaching and Politics

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Tim Tebow Comments on Retirement, Potential Career in Coaching and Politics

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Tim Tebow prefers to keep his options open as a free agent rather than retire from football, but he is interested in coaching and politics if such opportunities present themselves.

Tebow spoke to the Associated Press’ Ralph D. Russo about his future in a report that ran Wednesday. He laughed and didn’t directly answer a question about whether he considered himself a retired football player.

“I think I consider myself someone that is so blessed to do what I love to do and to be around the game of college football and to be able to be part of something that was so much a part of my life since I was a little boy,” Tebow said. “But also I’ve got a lot of different things going on right now.”

Among the multiple things Tebow is juggling are a role as a college football analyst for ESPN and its SEC Network and his work for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.

The latter initiative recognizes and distinguishes college football players who engage in community service, something Tebow has been perpetually involved in.

Given the leadership intangibles and competitive fire Tebow showed as a Heisman Trophy winner and national champion, coaching seems like a natural fit. Tebow acknowledged he’s thought about it.

“I love what coaching is,” Tebow said, per Russo. “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.”

As for the political realm, it’s not necessarily a priority for Tebow, 28, yet he has thought about the influence he could have:

My goal has always been able to make the biggest impact that I possibly 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.

Tebow has refused to play any position other than quarterback and has declined offers to play professional football in any other league besides the NFL. The last time he appeared in a regular-season game was for the New York Jets in 2012.

Despite the flaws Tebow had as a QB, notably the ability to deliver the ball with accuracy, he had flashes of brilliance that almost defied explanation.

The 2010 first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos lifted the team to an AFC West title in 2011, throwing for 1,729 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions and running for 660 yards and six scores. He threw for 316 yards in a postseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers as well.

No NFL teams have given Tebow an opportunity since the Philadelphia Eagles released him following a stint that lasted until the end of the 2015 preseason.

Tebow evidently has numerous other platforms to explore if a return to the NFL gridiron isn’t in the cards, be it as a QB or at another position.

Notable among his upcoming life events is a new book, Shaken. Per Russo, it chronicles the struggles Tebow has faced in recent years and will be available in “about a month.

What’s next for former Eagle, Jet Tim Tebow?

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FILE – In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, Tim Tebow speaks during an SEC television broadcast in Atlanta. Tebow worked out Monday, March 16, 2015, for the Philadelphia Eagles, a person familiar with the session tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the workout was not made public. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File) (Brynn Anderson)
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on July 28, 2016 at 9:01 AM, updated July 28, 2016 at 9:16 AM

It was just a year ago that it was Tim Tebow every day at Eagles‘ training camp as the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time National Champion tried to earn a spot on what would be Chip Kelly’s final roster.

Wow, a lot sure has changed in that year.

Kelly is in San Francisco, as head coach of the 49ers. Doug Pederson is the head coach of the Eagles. And Tebow?

He’s still being Tebow.

While he’s still broadcasting on the SEC Network and has a book coming out “Shaken”, which handles life’s disappointments (wonder if not making the Eagles last year qualifies as one?), there’s always more.

In an interview with the Associated Press, Tebow, who played for the Broncos, Jets, Patriots and Eagles, talked about both his immediate and long-term future.

 

“I love what coaching is,” Tebow said. “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.”

Tebow, while mechanically unsound as a quarterback, is a great motivator and a winner at every level he’s played. He would be an ideal assistant coach either in college (back at Florida?) or in the NFL.

There could be more for him, however.

“My goal has always been able to be able to make the biggest impact that I possibly could in people’s lives,” Tebow said when he was asked about a future in politics. “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? I definitely wouldn’t write that odd.”

Tim Tebow Surprises Fans During Filming for New Book, ‘Shaken’

BY CHRISTINE THOMASOS , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER

July 26, 2016|7:02 pm

 

 

Tim Tebow(PHOTO: REUTERS/DOMINICK REUTER)Quarterback Tim Tebow talks to the media as the New England Patriots open their training camp in Foxboro, Massachusetts, July 26, 2013.

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Tim Tebow has proven that he’s never too busy for his fans after he took a break from his latest project to spend time with a pint-sized admirer.

Tebow was in Gastonia, North Carolina, shooting a video for his second book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms last week when 11-year-old Phillip Williams, the son of Gaston County Commissioner Jason Williams, slipped a note under the door where Tebow was filming to ask for an autograph.

To his family’s surprise, the 28-year-old NFL quarterback-turned-television personality and motivational speaker decided to halt what he was doing to meet them.

“What you see on TV is what you get. He was very gracious,” the elder Williams said in an interview with the Gaston Gazette. “My kids were really star struck. As Christians, we appreciate the way he lives out his faith and promotes a biblical worldview in our culture.”

Tebow, however, didn’t only limit his pleasantries to children. He also took time out of his work schedule to meet with local fans David Masters and his athletic trainer Jordan Chapman.

“He was just very kind, down to earth and very genuine,” said Masters. “He didn’t have to come out there and talk to us. When he opened the door, he had his Bible in his hands, and I just thought, ‘Man, this guy’s for real.’”

According to the Gazette, Tebow was visiting the landmark Loray Mill in Gastonia where he took pictures and preached a message about love that was recorded there for his upcoming book.

Tebow’s second book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms, will be released in October and is expected to reveal some of the disappointments that resulted from his short-lived NFL career.

“First, he was a beloved college football champion, media sensation, and best-selling author drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the New York Jets,” reads a description of the book. “After one season he was cut by New York, next signed by the New England Patriots, then let go after training camp. Tim Tebow has achieved big victories and plunged the depths of failure, all while holding firm to his faith.”

The description goes on to reveal how Tebow plans to get personal about some of the most challenging moments in his life.

“In Shaken he explains why neither the highs nor the lows of his life can define him — and he reveals how you, too, can find an unshakable identity and purpose,” the description continues. “In revealing passages, Tebow pulls back the curtain on his life, sharing the vulnerable moments of his career that have shaken him to his core — while also teaching the biblical principles that will enable you to keep the faith, no matter what comes your way.”

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/tim-tebow-surprises-fans-filming-video-new-book-shaken-167054/#EFItp5imX4UfEjye.99

Tim Tebow’s new book to detail end of quarterback’s football career

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Tim Tebow appears to have come to terms with the end of his football career through writing.

The former Florida quarterback has a new book called “Shaken” set to be released Oct. 25. Yahoo!’s Pat Forde says the book will focus on how Tebow dealt with the end of his professional football career.

Just talked with @TimTebow, who has a book coming out in October titled “Shaken.” Sounds like it will detail overcoming end of FB career.

Tebow was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. He led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011 and a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the wild card round. He was traded to the New York Jets in 2012, where he was a backup and wildcat quarterback behind Mark Sanchez. The Jets released him in April 2013.

 

The former Heisman winner was determined to get another shot as an NFL quarterback, despite the fact that few teams thought he was good enough to make it.

He went to training camp with the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014. Both teams cut him before the regular season. He has worked as an analyst for ESPN and the SEC Network since December 2013.

Tebow’s first book, “Through My Eyes,” came out in 2011 and was a New York Times bestseller.

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