Tim Tebow In Talks With XFL
For now, Tim Tebow remains dedicated to making the major league roster for the New York Mets. However, if that falls through, could the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback wind up in Vince McMahon’s XFL?
“There was some communication. We had a couple conversations,” said Tebow to reporters during a interview session in the clubhouse during spring training. “I love what they’re doing, and I think it has a chance to have success, and I think that’s great.”
Tebow played in 35 games in the NFL, throwing 17 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He completed just under 48 percent of his passes, but did win eight games including a playoff game with Denver.
The XFL reached out to Tim Tebow to see if he wanted to play:
“There was some communication”
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) February 16, 2020
“I think there needs to be a place for a lot of players that are really good, and should and could be playing in the NFL, and are better than a lot of NFL players,” added Tebow. “There’s a chance they’re going to be seen.”
The 32-year-old Tebow has played three seasons of minor league baseball. He has 18 home runs in 287 games, batting .223 at the plate.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) February 18, 2020
The XFL has returned strong ratings, averaging over three million viewers through the first week. Games are airing on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.
You want all-access? We’ve got all-access.
— XFL (@xfl2020) February 19, 2020
Eric Bischoff On Dave Meltzer
“Cancer is too strong of a word,” Bischoff posted on Twitter. “He’s not that much of a threat. More like herpes.”
Cancer is too strong of a word. He’s not that much of a threat. More like herpes. https://t.co/e8yEmnCsqK
— Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) February 19, 2020
Corbin made his reference to Meltzer’s comments about plans for an Elias vs. John Cena match at WrestleMania 36.
“People need to realize that he’s cancer to the entire wrestling industry not just WWE,” Corbin wrote on Instagram. “He inspired hatred to anything and everything he doesn’t like or agree with. For example I may not like a band and that’s fine. But what separates us is I don’t have to continually bash them online or work to get others to hate them as well. I don’t have the time or energy to be that negative of a person.”
Rent free. pic.twitter.com/wuRdwV47Ln
— Voices of Wrestling (@voiceswrestling) February 18, 2020
Meltzer offered his own response on social media.
“Yes, because my writing has caused more deaths of wrestlers and cost more jobs than killing companies and drug abuse,” he wrote. “Maybe the guy on top during one of the biggest the biggest ratings plunges did more damage, huh?”
Yes, because my writing has caused more deaths of wrestlers and cost more jobs than killing companies and drug abuse. Maybe the guy on top during one of the biggest the biggest ratings plunges did more damage, huh? https://t.co/RbRDDvZAqq
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) February 20, 2020