Popular NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, known for his charitable works and Christian faith, said that he finds the idea of running for a political office "intriguing."
A celebrity becoming an elected official is not new. Ronald Reagan was the most famous example of a celebrity making it to the President's office. So, no need to be caught off-guard if we see the football star playing chief at the White House.
At the 2016 Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass, he was asked by co-host on Fox & Friends Ainsley Earhardt, "Have you thought about politics? Because you'd be such a good role model for these kids." He replied: "It's been a whirlwind watching everything. You know, I don't know in this time in my life, but if there's a chance you can make a difference some day in something, then that would be intriguing."
A publicly pro-life sider, he was also asked if he preferred hosting such an event over football, to which he said "being able to put a smile on a kid's face" was better than playing football.
NFL commentator Will Brinson wrote that the idea of Tebow's possible future political fame is "not that far-fetched," as he is already very popular in Florida. Then Brinson added "stranger things have happened."
Tebow has become a kind of role model because of his Christian values, and kneeling to pray before football games.
His charity also holds a special annual event on February 12 to show God's love to people with special needs, through a 'Night to Shine' prom night experience. In 2016, over 200 churches in 48 states and eight countries held the prom, according to Tim Tebow Foundation.
"We are so excited to be able to create this opportunity for thousands of people around the country with special needs. This event perfectly fits our mission to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need," Tebow said in a statement on his foundation's website.
He is also well-known for his pro-life values. His parents were missionaries in Philippines. His mother refused to abort him even after doctors told her that she would not survive the pregnancy if she did not get him aborted. His mother told him that doctors depicted him as "mass of cells," which needed to be taken out. But Tim's mother did not abort him and miraculously both of them survived.