Christian football star Tim Tebow said he’s leaving open the possibility of holding public office at some point in his life.
Tebow, a 28-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback who is revered in the Christian community and in the state of Florida, was asked about whether or not he has any political aspirations during an interviewwith Ainsley Earhardt on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday.
As Tebow’s professional football career has struggled to gain traction in recent years, having not played in a regular season NFL game since the 2012, Earhardt asked the college football analyst whether he would eventually step into the political arena.
“What about this election cycle, have you thought about politics?” Earhardt asked. “You would be such a good role model for these kids.”
Tebow replied by thanking Earhardt for implying that he would be a great role model and admitted that he finds the idea “intriguing,” but just not right now.
“[The election cycle] has been crazy hasn’t it? It’s been whirlwind watching everything,” Tebow said. “I don’t know [about running for office] at this time in my life.”
Earhardt interjected by asking Tebow if he’s “saying there’s hope.”
“If there is a chance that you can make a difference someday in something, then that would be intriguing,” Tebow said.
Although it is uncertain as to how much potential Tebow’s career in politics would have, Dan Hanzus, a writer for NFL.com opines that Tebow probably would have a decent shot of winning public office should he decide to run in Florida, where he played for the University of Florida.
“Tebow is still just 28 years old, certainly on the younger side for an elevated seat in public office,” Hanzus admits. “That said, the man remains a legendary figure in his native Florida and with the right campaign manager and the proper grooming, who’s to say Tebowmania couldn’t run wild in the political sector?”
Hanzus points out that lack of political experience might not matter when considering the fact that Donald Trump is the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential election.
“We don’t know Tebow’s political leanings — it’s unclear if he even has political leanings — and it’s certainly possible Tebow hadn’t even considered the possibility of a life in politics before a TV reporter brought it up before the back nine,” Hanzus added.
Tebow has already done much in his life to serve the public good.
In December 2014, the The Tim Tebow Foundation announced the opening of Tebow’s CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines, which was built to provide critical orthopedic needs to children who are not able to afford medical treatments and procedures.
Last July, the hospital celebrated the fact that it had conducted over 100 surgeries in less than a year since its opening.
In a recent interview with the Florida Times-Union, Tebow explained that doing charity work and helping others throughout life is more important than playing football will ever be.
“It’s not about football. It’s about what we’re doing, through faith, hope and love and the people we serve all over the world,” Tebow told The Florida Times-Union before his sixth annual Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Classic that took place March 12. “That’s going to be bigger than football every single day of my life.”
Source : Christian Post
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