Florida Republicans Eye Tim Tebow for Congress

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Is it Tebow Time on Capitol Hill?

Six years after the Denver Broncos drafted the Heisman Trophy-winner, Florida Republicans seek to draft Tim Tebow for a congressional run. Ander Crenshaw, in office since 2001, recently announced his retirement. His Jacksonville district encompasses Tebow’s home, business, and foundation.

The Washington Examiner reports that Jacksonville-area strategists have reached out to the former Florida Gator and already have begun putting together a campaign team should Tebow decide it’s time.

Should Mr. Tebow decide to go to Washington, he would follow J.C. Watts, Heath Shuler, and Jack Kemp in making the transition from the pocket to the Beltway.

“Like his career with the Denver Broncos, the primary game is going be extremely competitive so Tebow may have to once again come from behind late in the 4th quarter in order to pull this off,” GOP communications guru Ron Bonjean told the Examiner. “If he were to become the Republican nominee, he would be a shoo-in because it is a safe Republican seat.”

The quarterback’s NFL career strangely went south after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers for a Denver Broncos overtime win during the playoffs following the 2011 season. Tebow took a beating in a loss in Foxboro the next week and then took a seat on the New York Jets bench for the following season. The New England Patriots cut him at the end of the 2013 preseason, with the Philadelphia Eagles doing so in 2015.

“I try not to be anxious for anything,” Tebow told Breitbart Sports right before that final cut came down last year. “It’s just how I try to approach life.”