Tim Tebow Rumors: Russell Wilson Offers Advice As Former QB Attempts Baseball Career [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Aug 22, 2016 03:57 PM EDT
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Tim Tebow
Former NFL QB Tim Tebow. (Photo : Getty Images)

Russell Wilson knows what it's like to be a two-sport athlete.

The Seahawks quarterback has been drafted by MLB teams on multiple occasions, but has opted to stay in the NFL.

After seeing his NFL career bottom out, Tim Tebow is now looking to forge a new identity in the MLB and will have a tryout for all 30 teams in hopes of snagging a minor league contract.

Wilson was selected by the Orioles out of high school in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB Draft, but he opted to attend college instead.

In 2010, the eventual Super Bowl champion was drafted by the Rockies in the fourth round of the MLB Draft and played Class A ball. He also had a stint with the Rangers and even attended spring training for Texas in 2014.

After owning a .229 batting average while in the Rockies' system, Wilson had some advice to offer to Tebow in his pursuit of an MLB dream.

"Hope he can hit a curveball," Wilson said, via MMQB.

Tebow, who owned a .494 batting average in high school while playing in Florida, created quite a stir when his agents revealed he was set to attempt to forge a baseball career.

His pursuit was met with mixed reactions with some people praising the former quarterback for following his dreams and others accusing the whole thing of being a publicity stunt.

The former quarterback had a promising college football career, which included a Heisman Trophy win in 2007. In the NFL, he had runs with the Broncos, Jets, Patriots and Eagles, but after Philadelphia cut him last September prior to the season starting, the NFL well ran dry on him.

Tebow, who turns 29 on Aug. 14, owns a 47.9 career completion percentage and has thrown for 2,422 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 35 games -- 16 of which were starts.

Much like Wilson, Tebow will likely find it hard to hit curve balls. Wilson struck out 118 times in 315 at-bats during his stint in the low-minors.

Even if he doesn't make it, Tebow is already making money off the appearance -- selling signed baseball memorabilia -- so it won't be a total loss.

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