After six years of trying to make it in the NFL, it looks like Tim Tebow has finally given up on football. Although most people probably thought Tebow’s NFL career ended four years ago, he’s never been willing to admit it.
As recently as June, Tebow left the door open when he was asked by Larry King about the possibility of a return to the NFL.
Unfortunately for you Tebow fans out there, I have some bad news: That door has now been slam closed by Tebow himself.
After going through a baseball showcase in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Tebow finally admitted something that he’s never been willing to admit: His NFL career is over.
Tebow made the admission during an interview with the NFL Network.
Q: “Is the door completely closed on football?”
Tebow: “Uh, yea.”
Q: “Was that a difficult decision for you?”
Tebow: “Obviously, I love the game. I love all the opportunities that I’ve had, all the teams I’ve played on. It’s fun. I’ll always love the game and I think I’ll always be a part of it in someway, but I also love hitting baseballs, and it’s really fun, so I’m excited about the pursuit of [baseball].”
You can see the entire interview below.
This clearly means that Tebow is now retired from football,which means what we can now start arguing about which team should retire Tebow’s jersey. Personally, I think it has to be the Broncos because he won a playoff game with them. However, I could see your argument for the Patriots because he had such memorable preseason with them in 2013.
If this it for Tebow, his NFL career will end with an overall record of 8-6 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs. The sad thing is that it’s also possible his baseball career ends this year, too.
Anyway, the downside of Tebow’s retirement is that we’re probably going to see less Tebow tweets every time an NFL quarterback goes down with an injury.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Tim Tebow makes a surprising admission about his NFL career