Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, who is raising eyebrows by trying to make it in pro baseball after washing out in the NFL, has received an offer to play baseball. But the offer isn’t likely to sit well with Tebow.
The New York Post reports that the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League have offered Tebow a contract for the 2016 season. The offer comes after Tebow held a high-profile tryout Tuesday for Major League scouts.
“But the Bluefish are the exact type of team Tebow was trying to avoid, an organization that seems to have cornered the market on ridiculous gimmicks to hype ticket sales,” The Post reports. “If you need further proof, just look at their dugout on Friday night when they take on the South Maryland Blue Crabs. The Bluefish ‘hired’ members of wrestling’s NWO — Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and X-Pac (Sean Waltman) — to manage the team for one night.”
The team has reportedly also been managed this season by Roger Clemens, Ozzie Guillen and Jennie Finch.
The report quotes Tebow’s baseball trainer, Chad Moeller, saying earlier this month: “He knows he’s partially a sideshow to start with. But he does want a team that actually thinks this is for real and thinks this is someone that can help us. And he’s going to have to go out and perform and show he can do this. There’s no way to simulate that.”