Tim Tebow received his first legitimate contract offer to play professional baseball.
According to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, a Venezuelan winter ball team has offered the former NFL quarterback a contract.
The offer he has received is from Aguilas del Zulia. Aguilas is a five-time Venezuelan Professional Baseball League Champion, and has also won the Caribbean Series twice.
“He’s a great talent,” Aguilas general manager Luis Amaro told Yahoo Sports about Tebow. “He’s an athlete. He’s won the Heisman. He’s won two national championships. I know baseball is a hard game, but he’ll either adjust and show he’s ready to play pro ball or not. I think it’s low risk, high reward for Zulia.”
Tebow played 34 games in the NFL, last time being with the Jets in 2012. He has not played organized baseball since high school but will be holding tryouts for MLB teams in LA today.
Tebow reportedly would have interest in playing winter ball.