By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Christian Hackenberg will attempt to be the next Tim Tebow. The former Florida Gators legend briefly played in the NFL before changing course to be a baseball player.
Hackenberg is attempted to convert to a baseball player, according to NBC Philadelphia. The report suggests that Hackenberg is been throwing a baseball as fast as 90 mph.
“I’ve had my trials and tribulations with the NFL,” Hackenberg said, according to John Clark. “I’m sitting here at 25. I feel like I have a lot left in the tank”
Hackenberg played two seasons with the New York Jets after being their second round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He played for the team in 2016 and 2017.
After bouncing around and failing to make an NFL roster, he signed with the Memphis Express in the defunct Alliance of American Football. He struggled in his three games with the Express.
Tebow is the latest example of an NFL player to sign with an MLB team. He signed with the New York Mets.
He has made it up to the Triple A level last season. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there may not be a minor league season for Tebow to perform this season.
Tebow signed with the Mets in Sept. 2016 after trying out for 28 of 30 MLB teams. He tried out as a pitcher and hitter, but has been primarily a left fielder and designated hitter in the minors.
It’ll be interesting to see if a team will give Hackenberg an opportunity to play baseball next.
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