NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is one of the most popular conservative Christian athletes in the world of sports. That’s why experts are saying he’d be a “shoo-in” for a political position outside of the arena.
Earlier this week, Florida Representative Ander Crenshaw, 71, a House appropriator from Jacksonville, suddenly announced that he is unexpectedly retiring. This leaves a vacancy in Florida politics, and since Tebow lives in the area, he is being eyed as a replacement.
According to Mad World News, Tebow recently said he is interested in a political career, citing “making a difference” as being important to him.
“If there’s a chance you can make a difference someday in something, then that would be intriguing,” Tebow said during a Jacksonville golf tournament.
Last week, Red Alert Politics called on Tebow to run for the congressional seat. Here’s what they had to say:
“If there is any chance Tebow could run, Republicans and the NRCC should actively recruit him and welcome him into the party. While some might think Tebow could be ‘the next Rick Santorum,’ focusing mostly on social issues, Tebow would bring much more than that.
He would bring a focus on fighting for the less fortunate and using creative solutions to eradicate poverty. He would also bring millennial appeal — and the right kind of millennial appeal. Tebow’s non-political accomplishments allow him to say things politicians couldn’t about culture and character. He would shake up the political establishment and would have no ties to special interests.”
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