Jun 11, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels (left) watches as quarterback Tim Tebow (right) throws a ball at the practice field during Minicamp at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow Almost Drafted by the Anaheim Angels to Play Major League Baseball


Of all the sports Tim Tebow could play, golf might be atop the list because he’s probably looking for a mulligan right now.

After a rough year in New York as a member of the Jets, Tebow recently signed with the New England Patriots, hoping to hold the clipboard for Tom Brady. The job, assuming he’s granted a roster spot should come with plenty of downtime, giving the former University of Florida product plenty of moments to reflect on a baseball career that could have been.

According to WEEI.com, Tebow was nearly drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out of high school but was passed over because he didn’t send back a needed information card:

Kotchman, a Red Sox Florida area scout (who previously worked in the Angels organization and has been inducted into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame), has his own memories when it comes to Tim Tebow, and they have little to do with football.

“We wanted to draft him,” Kotchman remembered, “but he never sent back his information card. Either it never got to him, or … It’s Tim Tebow. Who knows if it got to him, and if it did we just never got it back. Otherwise were were going to take him.”

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