Tim Tebow: Politics 'possibly' in his future

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow isn't ruling out a future in politics.

Asked on a Super Bowl special over the weekend whether he would ever run for office, Tebow said he wouldn't rule it out.

“For me, it could be something in my future," Tebow said. "It’s something I’ll have to think about and pray about. I have no idea right now, but possibly.”


The Denver Bronco is already popular with many members of Congress and has been referenced by former Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry at a debate and by the White House press secretary in a briefing. He is often mentioned as an example of faith and determination or in reference to his final-quarter comebacks.

Tebow went on to respond to another question from host David Feherty about where he planned for his life to "end up," saying he's "not sure" his current job was the ultimate goal.

“Who knows what the future holds?” he said.

The "Feherty Live" special aired on the Golf channel Saturday and re-airs Monday night.

Tebow would not be the first NFL player to run for office. Other examples include former Republican Reps. Jack Kemp (N.Y.) and Steve Largent (Okla.) and current North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler (D). Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) is another ex-NLF player now in Congress.