A website known for its conservatism has called on Tim Tebow the former quarterback for the University of Florida Gators to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representative that just became vacant in Florida. They described Tebow as the favorite son and a perfect fit for that spot in the House.
In an online editorial that was called ‘Tim Tebow for Congress,” the Red Alert Politics’ editors endorsed Tebow, who while a Gators quarterback won one Heisman Trophy and two national championships, for the 4th district of Florida.
That district, which includes the area of Jacksonville, is where Tebow was raised, and it was represented by Republican Ander Crenshaw who will be retiring.
Talks have been centered round a state senator, a sheriff as well as a mayor, wrote editors. However, politicos have left the best choice off the list for that district, Tim Tebow.
The editors of the online site said if people thought they were joking, they insisted they were not. They listed a number of personal traits as well as accomplishments that they said have Tebow in a strong position to run.
They said Tebow has likely done more to help the children in the area more than any one current congressperson. He has not just been their hero and a model of character for many million, he has used money he earned through football to start his own Tim Tebow Foundation.
His foundation, said the editors was making a strong impact especially down in Florida.
This push to have Tebow run for Congress follows a report published in the Washington Examiner on Thursday that said political strategists in Florida were considering Tebow for that seat.
In the editorial that acted as an endorsement, the two authors highlighted a recent Tebow interview he did with Fox in which he did not reject the questions by the person interviewing him
If Tebow were to decide to be a candidate, he would have a big benefit of name recognition across Florida. Tebow electrified all of college football when he played. He broke records while winning the 2006 and 2008 national championships, sandwiched around his 2007 Heisman Trophy award.
His career was brief in the NFL.