The New York Jets backup QB says it’s all about making a difference in the world.
He told ESPN New York:
“I haven’t ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I’d love to do. I haven’t ruled out anything like that. It won’t be anytime soon in my future, but it’ll be something I’ll at least look at and consider one day.”
Tebow is no stranger to service. He sponsors a charitable foundation, has spoken to inmates in Florida prisons, visited with gravely ill children and made missionary trips to the Philippines, where he worked in his father’s orphanage and witnessed acute poverty.
“Pressure is not having to win a football game; pressure is having to find your next meal,” Tebow told the Washington Post in a 2009 interview. “Even though we love it so much, football is still just a game. A lot of people bleed over it and love it, and I’m one of those people. But at the end of the day, I know what’s more important, and pressure is definitely not football.”
He also wouldn’t be the first athlete to enter politics. Jack Kemp, Steve Largent, J.C. Watts, Bill Bradley, Gerald Ford, Kevin Johnson and Heath Shuler are among elite athletes who have had successful political careers.