Tim Tebow is a Heisman Trophy winner, integral to the new verb "Tebowing" and one of the most popular athletes in America thanks to his faith and ability to lead a football team. After his NFL career is over, it won't be any stretch of the imagination to see him enter the political arena and fight for change in this country.
This kind of speculation is sure to increase over the next several months, especially after Tebow's most recent interview that included a question about whether he would consider politics after his career was over.
According to a recent interview with Vogue magazine, Tebow certainly won't say no to that kind of post-playing career, and many people that have spent time with him hold true to their belief that his electric personality, work ethic and people skills would be perfect for a role in politics.
The October issue, which features Keira Knightley on the cover, includes an interview with Tebow about football, his faith and, apparently, politics, among other things.
Of course, this isn't the first time Tebow has made comments about his life after football. Earlier in the week, ESPN New York sat down with the Jets backup QB and asked him similar questions, including one about whether or not he would enter politics one day. Tebow's answer:
I haven't ruled it out. Whatever avenue I feel like I can make a difference in, I'd love to do. I haven't ruled out anything like that. It won't be anytime soon in my future, but it'll be something I'll at least look at and consider one day.
Tebow's response falls in line with his answers in Vogue, and if you look at the impact he's had in the short time he's been in the NFL, it would seemingly be easy to travel the country and garner votes on a platform of Christian values and positive change, something many Americans yearn for.
In April, after he was traded to the Jets, he was the sermon speaker at an Easter service at a mega-church in Texas. An estimated 15,000 people showed up for the sermon, and Tebow once again made headlines for speaking out on something important to him.
His body of work in college and the NFL shows he's an effective speaker. His speech while at Florida after losing to Ole Miss was one of the greatest postgame comments in the history of college football, and wouldn't you know it, he delivered on his promise.
In the NFL, he's inspired "Tebowing," the popular pose where he drops on one knee and says a quick prayer after a big play. He's also the most covered reserve QB in the league, and his role in the offense for the Jets will be a popular topic of debate for the rest of the season.
Even Craig James was able to turn a playing career and broadcast stint into a bid for office. Tebow has the support, the moxie and the leadership to run a pure-values candidacy when he's ready to retire from the game.
Who knows—maybe he'll even be President of the United States. Ronald Reagan was a former movie star turned president. Early in America's history, wartime generals were the closest thing to professional athletes around, and they were able to capture the office on multiple occasions.
Tim Tebow, the 50th President of the United States. Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
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