It finally appears the days of people still thinking Tim Tebow could play in the NFL are over but people in the political world think he could put his talents to different use. The republican party is targeting him to run for congress in Florida and they even already have put together a mock campaign so he could get a feel of what it would be like.


It wasn’t that long ago when Tebow acknowledged he would consider stepping into the world of politics and it appears important people in important places were listening.

According to the Washington Examiner, the Republican party in Florida is hoping to convince the former Florida Gators star to run for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 4th District, which includes the Jacksonville area where Tebow is from. That congressional seat is coming open after 71-year-old Republican Congressman Ander Crenshaw announced he would be retiring and not running for re-election this fall.

Conservative website Red Alert Politics is making a push for the Republican party to welcome Tebow in, citing his work with children through the Tim Tebow Foundation, his position on social issues and his “millennial appeal,” which would help the party target a younger demographic.

They see the 28-year-old ex-football player as someone that can connect better with younger voters and there are few people that can match him in popularity in the state.

With his personality and the fact he is only 28 years old, it appears on the surface that Tebow would be a huge benefit to the party but then again just because people love him now doesn’t mean they will after a few years of sleezy political agenda rubbing off on him.

Unlike his pro football career however, the odds of him being successful in politics are much greater than any chance he had on an NFL field.