With his NFL career on the rocks following a stellar career at the University of Florida—along with a briefly stellar stretch with the Denver Broncos and definitively non-stellar spells with the Jets, Patriots, and Eagles—Tim Tebow is looking to switch things up and become a professional baseball player.
You know, because it went so well for Michael Jordan.
As ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reports, the 28-year-old has been honing his skills fairly intensively over the last nine months in preparation for a marquee workout later this month. All 30 Major League Baseball franchises will be invited to watch a man who has not played organized baseball since high school attempt to jumpstart a professional career, likely in the minor leagues.
In fairness, Tebow was a fantastic high school player: He was once All-State in Florida and hit .494 as a junior. But this is kind of a step up.
We wish him all the best as he tries to succeed where the basketball GOAT could not.
And if this fails, he can just go back to bringing dead airplane passengers back to life.