Tim Tebow won’t be Donald Trump’s running mate or anything but he might be considering entering the political arena.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Republican party in Florida has their eyes on Tebow. A congressional seat will open up after 71-year-old Republican Congressman Ander Crenshaw announced he will be retiring and not running for re-election this fall.
Tebow played football for the University of Florida. The seat opening up is for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 4th District, covering the Jacksonville area where Tebow was raised. He continues to live in the area. He also reportedly has businesses and a foundation in Jacksonville too.
“We do not pick favorites,” said a key party strategist, but “obviously a huge Florida football star would be an interesting candidate for our side of the aisle.”
Tebow was taken with the 25th pick in the NFL draft but a career in the pros never really worked out for him. Since then, he’s worked for the SEC network as a college football analyst.
Tebow has expressed interest in politics. He told Fox, “If there’s a chance you can make a difference someday in something, then that would be intriguing.”
Tebow has stood by for social issues throughout his public football career. His favorite ones are fighting poverty, defending homeschooling, and traditional values. A lot of his work is focused on children.
If elected, Tebow would be the youngest member of Congress at only 28-years-old.
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