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Fox News puff piece on Tim Tebow hints at future in politics

Obama Hosts University Of Florida Football Team At White House

WASHINGTON - APRIL 23: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with University of Florida mens football quaterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow in the East Room of the White House April 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the 2009 national champion Gators, who presented the president with a custom jersey and football. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Tim Tebow remains out of the NFL, with no hints that any teams are interested in his services. So what could his future hold, if his football career is over?

A recent Tebow puff piece that aired on Fox News Channel hints that he might have a future in politics, although Tebow sounded less enthusiastic about that possibility than did Fox News Channel’s Ainsley Earhardt, who practically begged him to run for office during their interview.

Earhardt asked Tebow, “Have you thought about politics? Because you’d be such a good role model for these kids.”

“I don’t know at this time in my life,” Tebow answered.

Earhardt was eager to get Tebow to commit to running for office, so she followed up with, “So you’re saying there’s hope? There’s a chance?”

Tebow answered, “If there’s a chance that you can make a difference, some day, in something, then that would be intriguing.”

That’s all Tebow said -- that running for office some day could be “intriguing” -- and yet there have now been dozens of news articles and blog posts written about the possibility that Tebow could run for office. That’s not farfetched; Tebow is enormously popular and could surely be elected in any district that contains large numbers of Florida Gators fans or Evangelical Christians, and especially in any district that contains both large numbers of Florida Gators fans and large numbers of Evangelical Christians.

But Tebow has many years to consider a run for office. If he wants to get back into the NFL, his time is rapidly running out. Tebow acknowledged that he isn’t sure if he’ll get another chance.

“I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I don’t know what doors God’s gonna open,” Tebow said.

Earhardt liked what she heard from Tebow, gushing at the end of the segment, “He’s the greatest guy. He’s so nice. And he really sees these children as God’s children.”

Sounds like a strong endorsement.