Mets' Tim Tebow spoke to media for the first time at Spring Training on Sunday, and was asked if he heard anything from the XFL.
"Yeah there was some communication," Tebow said. "We had a couple conversations ... I love what they're doing, and I think it has a chance to have success, and I think that's great.
"I think there needs to be a place for a lot of players that are really good, and should and could be playing in the NFL, and are better than a lot of NFL players. There's a chance they're going to be seen. So I think it's awesome, and I think it's good for a lot of guys that are going to get a spot on an NFL roster because they're going to show a team they're worth it. But for me, this is what I wanted to do and pursue it, and be all in."
Tebow, 32, has been with the Mets organization since 2016 after his NFL career came to an end in 2015.
The new XFL started its first season on Feb. 8 with eight teams in the league. Tebow would have been one of the biggest names to join the league, as tons of former NFL players are continuing their careers in the XFL.
The XFL reached out to Tim Tebow to see if he wanted to play:- SNY (@SNYtv) February 16, 2020
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