Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow said Tuesday that he would consider a future in politics, telling Fox News' Megyn Kelly on "The Kelly File" that it "could be something in my future one day."
Tebow confirmed that he was invited to speak at this summer's Republican National Convention, but turned the opportunity down.
"My goal has always been to make a difference in the biggest way possible, to be able to change as many lives as possible, to be able to encourage as many lives as possible and right now I don’t feel like that’s in politics," Tebow said. "But if, one day, I feel like that’s where I’m called to go, then that’s what I’ll do. I just don’t know if that’s the right road for me yet."
Tebow, who won the Heisman as college football's best player in 2007 and guided the University of Florida Gators to the 2008 national championship, is currently playing baseball in the Arizona Fall League after signing a contrat with the New York Mets.
"Baseball was always with me and it was something that I’ve been thinking about for a couple of years and [I] even had to convince some people on my own team that I could do it," said Tebow, who played baseball and football in high school. "But now I’m out pursuing it and loving it and having so much fun."
Tebow, who has been released from three NFL teams since finding early-career success with the Denver Broncos, also discussed his new book "Shaken: Discovering Your true Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms"
"I’ve been blessed to go through some highs, but going through the lows is something I’m honestly so thankful for too," Tebow said. "Because I feel like there’s so many people that life hits them right in the face and they have to go through a lot of lows and it really gives me the opportunity to relate to a lot of people."