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Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow has had some rough luck as an NFL player, so I wonder if he’s had that what if moment when it comes to possibly playing a different sports some years back.
WEEI is reporting that Tebow was almost drafted nearly drafted by the L.A. Angels coming out of high school. Tom Kotchman, a Florida area scout for the Boston Red Sox, told WEEI that the Angels almost drafted Tebow when his was a scout with the Angels.
“We wanted to draft him,” Kotchman remembered, “but he never sent back his information card. Either it never got to him, or … It’s Tim Tebow. Who knows if it got to him, and if it did we just never got it back. Otherwise were were going to take him.”
As a high school junior, Tebow while playing left fielder hit .494 with four home runs, while also leading his team to the final four of the state playoffs.
He didn’t play as a senior, instead enrolling at Florida during the spring in an effort to get a head start on his college football career.
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Before he became a household name with stops in Denver, New York, and now New England, Tim Tebow nearly went a different way with his career.
In an interview with WEEI, Boston Red Sox scout Tom Kotchman revealed that the Los Angeles Angels were prepared to draft Tebow out of high school.
“We wanted to draft him,” Kotchman, who worked for the Angels at the time, said. “But...
According to ESPN, the New York Jets will be paying Tim Tebow more money this season than the Patriots will over the next two years if he makes their roster.
The @nyjets are set to pay Tim Tebow more money next season than the @Patriots will pay him over two seasons combined (if he makes the team)
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) June 18, 2013
This is likely due to the guaranteed money...
Newly signed Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow has a fan in Patriots owner Bob Kraft. Kraft was on CNBC’s “Summer on the Street” program, and according to ESPN Boston, said he hopes Tebow makes the Patriots roster, and called him the “real deal.”
“I don’t get why people wouldn’t relate to this guy big-time,” Kraft said Friday. “For us, it was a great opportunity...
It's been a heck of a year for young Tim Tebow. He never really got the chance to play, got passed over for the No. 3 guy after the team finally benches Mark Sanchez, and eventually gets cut. Rex Ryan and the New York Jets organization really pulled the wool over his eyes by making him--and the rest of us--believe that he was going to be a secret weapon.
Tim Tebow might be in another uniform, in an entirely different city, but the New York Jets are still paying for that debacle literally.
ESPN New York is reporting that the Jets will actually pay more for Tebow than his actual team, the Patriots.
Last week, the Patriots signed Tebow to a two-year contract with no guarantees. The deal will reportedly pay him $1.36 million total...
Even when the New England Patriots are signing a third string Quarterback, they can still embarrass the New York Jets.
Yes, after the numbers have been crunched, it turns out Tim Tebow will cost the Jets more in 2013 than he'll cost the Pats in both 2013 and 2014. Here's the eventual conclusion of Yahoo Sports after their calculations.
Tebow currently has a $755,000...
Things a Jersey guy took note of this week: The Tim Tebow story moved to New England when the Patriots announced they had signed Tebow to a 2-year contract. With that announcement, the feeding frenzy which accompanies any Tebow-related news began. Reporters from New York, where Tebow “played” last season with the Jets arrived in… Read More
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C.J. DeSimone of the C and C Football Factory show on BlogTalk Radio, which OJT's Brian Johnson just guested on, gives his thoughts on Tebow as a Pat.
New York Jets’ owner Woody Johnson once said when asked about the acquisition of QB Tim Tebow, “…you can never get enough Tebow!”
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New England Patriots backup QB Tim Tebow continues his publicity tour of preach first, practice second. The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback spoke at the 15th annual HeartLight event this past weekend at the FedExForum. Can’t Tim just focus on being the best football player for one G-d Damn sec?
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The Jets are still paying for the epic failure that was the Tim Tebow experiment last season — in more ways than one. Aside from the dismal 6-10 season, complete front office revamp, and utter destruction of what little confidence Mark Sanchez had left already — not to mention Tebow is currently on the arch-rival New England Patriots’ roster, the Jets still have more to pay...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft would be thrilled to see a high-character guy like Tim Tebow make his club's 53-man final roster.
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New England and frankly all of the country was buzzing over the Patriots signing Tim Tebow this past week. Some Pats fans were tweeting in agony thinking that Tebow was going to take snaps from Tom Brady. Drew Bledsoe has more of a shot playing QB by coming out of retirement for the Pats under Bill Belichick.
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