Tebow Drawing Interest from Two MLB Franchises
Former NFL player and college football Heisman trophy winning quarterback is gaining interest from at least two major league baseball franchises. ESPN's Pedro Gomez is reporting that both the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies have shown the highest interest level in signing Tim Tebow. Tebow has not played competitive baseball since his high schools days in 2004 but held a private workout for a reported forty major leagues baseball scouts last month. Between the two reported baseball clubs, the Rockies seem to be the most likely fit..In the 1995 MLB draft, the Rockies drafted Todd Helton with the eighth overall pick. Helton had also played football for the Volunteers as a quarterback before eventually losing his job to due to an injury to Peyton Manning. Neither the Rockies nor the Braves have an affiliate team in the state of Florida, which some had suggested would be an ideal fit for Tebow because of his popularity in his home state. Tebow is eligible to sign with major league baseball teams at any point for the remainder of the season. The debut of Tebow playing baseball in 2016 is highly unlikely though because the MILB (Minor League Baseball) begins their playoff rounds this month.