SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (CBS Connecticut) — Tim Tebow is still training for another shot at the National Football League.
Tebow, who was released by the New England Patriots before the start of the 2013 season, has been working out with other football players in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the Performance Enhancement Professionals gym.
“I feel great,” Tebow told KSAZ-TV. “I feel the strongest, healthiest, throwing the best I’ve ever have. I’m just really excited about the improvement.”
Tebow, who has also been working on his quarterback skills in Los Angeles, says it’s in God’s hands whether he plays quarterback in the NFL again.
“One of my favorite quotes is, ‘I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future,’” Tebow told KSAZ. “That gives you peace to just continue to work and you go after what your heart desires. When you do that, you don’t have any regrets. I think that’s the best way to live life.”
Tebow, who is currently an analyst for the SEC Network, was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. The former Heisman-winning quarterback led the Broncos on an improbably playoff run in 2011, connecting with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime in the Wild Card Round to advance. They were eventually beaten a week later by the AFC Champion New England Patriots.
The Broncos ended up trading Tebow to the New York Jets following the 2011 season after they picked up Peyton Manning. Tebow was barely used in New York, primarily playing on special teams.
Tebow has amassed 17 passing touchdowns in his three seasons, including 12 rushing touchdowns.
Tebow won the 2007 and 2009 BCS National Championships while at Florida.