HARTFORD (CBS Connecticut) — Tim Tebow still has hopes of putting on an NFL uniform again.
The Denver Broncos former first-round draft pick in 2010 told The Tennessean that he still trains and stays in shape in case a team wants to sign him.
“I’m training every day and feel like I’m the best that I’ve ever been,” Tebow told The Tennessean. “I still love it, love playing, talking about it, and I’m just excited about whatever the future holds. Who knows what could happen? But I’m excited about it, though.”
Tebow last played in an NFL game in 2012 for the New York Jets after the Broncos traded him when they acquired Peyton Manning. The New England Patriots brought him into training camp after he was cut by the Jets following the season, but the Patriots released him before the start of the 2013 season.
Tebow’s best year came when he was a full-time starter with the Broncos in 2011, leading them on a miraculous run to the playoffs that was capped off by an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in an overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round. Tebow threw for 12 touchdowns that season and ran for another six.
The former Florida Gator Heisman-winning quarterback is currently an analyst for the new SEC Network.