BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)–Is it about to be ‘Tebow Time’ in Connecticut? That’s what the Bridgeport Bluefish are hoping.
The team announced Wednesday that it has formally offered former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow a professional baseball contract. If Tebow signs, he will immediately be added to the team’s roster.
“The Bluefish welcome Tim with open arms,” Bluefish General Manager Jamie Toole said in a statement. “The Atlantic League is all about giving players opportunity, and we think Bridgeport would be a great place for him to begin his professional baseball career.”
— Bridgeport Bluefish (@BPTBluefish) August 31, 2016
Tebow first broke onto the national scene as the quarterback at the University of
Florida, where he had one of the most memorable college careers in history, leading the Gators to two national championships and capturing the 2007 Heisman trophy.
After being chosen in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Tebow took the sports world by storm in 2011, helping the Broncos reach the playoffs while becoming a national phenomenon along the way.
Tebow’s career would only last three professional seasons with the Broncos and Jets, and comeback attempts in both New England and Philadelphia ultimately fell falt.
Tebow made headlines when he announced a few weeks ago his desire to play professional baseball even at the age of 29 and the last time he played baseball was in 2005. Still, 40 scouts attended his recent workout at USC, where Tebow slugged five home runs and showed off his speed and arm as an outfielder.
Will Tebowmania take Bridgeport by storm? The Bluefish are ready if Tim Tebow is.