Steve Spurrier invites Tim Tebow to join him for new AAF football league
It’s been awhile since some expressed interest in Tim Tebow playing quarterback.
Leave it to a fellow former Florida Gator (and Heisman Trophy winner) to come calling.
Steve Spurrier didn’t overlap with Tebow in Gainesville, but the former college football coach does have a new gig as a head coach of an Orlando team that’s set to debut Alliance of American Football in 2019.
And he’ll need a quarterback. So, he’s extended an open invitation to Tebow.
“Obviously, if his baseball career is going well, he may decide to stick with it, which I would certainly understand,” Spurrier told Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi. “But if it doesn’t go to well and he has the urge to play football, we would certainly welcome him in Orlando.”
The 10-team AAF is a spring pro football league, and Spurrier was announced as Orlando’s coach last week. He last walked the college sidelines in 2015.
As for Tebow, he’s in his second season of minor league baseball with the New York Mets organization. He homered in his first at-bat for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies. He last played an NFL snap in 2015, for the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason.