PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — While Kyler Murray has foregone an MLB career to enter the NFL, Tim Tebow is trying to reach the majors after playing in the NFL.
Tebow interviewed Murray a few months ago as part of his announcer duties, and is pulling for the former Oklahoma quarterback.
“He’s a really good young man, and it was a really tough decision for him,” Tebow said Saturday.
“He loves two sports, and I can really relate to that. He went with something that he’s been really good at lately and dominating and when we talked about it, I gave him the advice to follow your heart. Whatever you’re passionate about. Don’t do it for your agents or your friends and sometimes necessarily not even your family.”
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Tebow and Murray’s similarities only extend so far since Tebow was not a first-round talent in both sports when he committed to football, but Tebow seems similarities in having to choose which option most appeals to that individual.
“Do it for what’s on your heart, and don’t let other people define you,” Tebow said Saturday afternoon at First Data Field. “You’re going to have all these coaches that you look up to and everybody else that’s going to tell you what they think, but what’s most important is following your heart and your passion. Hopefully he did that.”