The chance for Tim Tebow to play football again was right in front of him, but he turned it down to be committed to baseball.

According to Tebow, the AAF reached out to him. On Pro Football Talk, the quarterback-turned-outfielder spoke about the interest.

“It wasn’t very hard and they’ve called a lot. Coach Spurrier keeps calling and I love coach Spurrier.” Tebow said.

It seems that Tebow is in a very good situation now. He will be participating in Spring Training with the New York Mets and there is chatter that he may make the majors this season.

“I’m all-in on baseball and no way could I stop and not give this a chance after everything that I’ve worked for.” Tebow said.

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Things are going pretty well for Tebow. His baseball career seemed like more of a publicity stunt than an honest attempt at a career, but it turns out he is pretty good.

An unfortunate injury cut his 2018 season short, but he did make the Double A All-Star game on merit alone. He hit .273 with six homers, although he did strike out 103 times in only 84 games. This will be a big year for the 31-year-old baseball player.

He’s moved pretty quickly after starting his baseball career late compared to most players. Tebow is a great athletic talent and that has served him well. No one expects him to become a Hall of Famer, but he could break into the majors this season.

Still, it must have been hard for Tim Tebow to turn down a chance to play football again.