Tim Tebow isn’t ready to close the door on the NFL just yet.
Tebow, who was in training camp with the Eagles last year but hasn’t played in a regular-season game since he was on the Jets in 2012, said on CBS Sports Radio that he still believes he can play.
“I mean, for me, I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in,” Tebow said. “I’m still young, I still feel really good. So is that something that I feel like I can be an effective quarterback in the NFL? Yeah, I really do feel like I could be. But I think at the same time, there are a lot of other things that I’m doing that I love and that I’m blessed to do.”
Tebow’s best bet if he wanted to continue his NFL career would probably be to develop in the Canadian Football League, but Tebow sounds more interested in pursuing his other life goals if the NFL doesn’t come calling.
“Football is just one thing that I love to do,” Tebow said. “But it can’t become your everything because eventually you’re not going to be able to play, whether that’s today or five years from now. And if it’s your everything, when you’re done what do you do?”
It’s good that Tebow has other things he wants to do, because his NFL career is almost certainly over. Whether he still thinks he can play or not.