In the grand tradition of athletes turned politicians comes the next superstar. University of Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is being considered for a congressional seat in his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Tebow is currently a college Football analyst for ESPN

Philanthropy is the key

The news first gained traction when "Red Alert Politics" endorsed Tebow on April 14th for Congressman Ander Crenshaw's 4th District Congressional seat.

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The 71-year-old statesmen opted not to seek re-election, clearing the way for Tebow. The political website saw him as a "shoo-in" because of his philanthropic work with the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Among the foundation's many pursuits, the annual "Night To Shine" event is its most popular. Children with developmental and physical disabilities are treated to a prom night hosted by the NFL quarterback.

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The event and the foundation relies on funds raised at its annual Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic, which shows that Tebow has a knack for campaign finance. In addition, the Tebow CURE Hospital provides much needed surgeries for children who cannot afford it. Tebow's website states, "Through the hospital more than 200 children have been transformed and physically given hope for a new life among their community."

Trials of the past

Tebow began strong, becoming a legend at the University of Florida.

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He was the first sophomore ever to win the Heisman trophy. He would later go on to win two national titles with the Gators in 2006 and in 2008. 

Upon graduation, Tebow floundered and was unable to regain the success of his college days in the NFL. He was first drafted by the current Super Bowl champion, Denver Broncos, but Tebow could never adapt to the team's offense. In college, the offense was built around him, but in the pros he had to adapt to the game.

Unfortunately, this proved too much for the quarterback. Tebow was traded to the New York Jets in 2012 after the Bronco's acquired Peyton Manning.

Alongside current Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez, Tebow continued to struggle. He was released from the Jets the following year with little playing time to show for it. This led him to the New England Patriots, where he played during the 2013 preseason, but was cut after just two months. With his NFL dreams dashed, Tebow turned to broadcasting.

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Broadcasting may not have been Tebow's first choice, but it fit him better than the NFL did. From 2013 to 2015, the former quarterback would work for ESPN, the SEC Network and become a contributor for "Good Morning America." He would only attempt to enter the NFL one more time with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. Sadly, it was not meant to be.

Fan base

Tebow has always had a supportive fan base.

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The community in Denver took out billboards begging the team not to trade him and each time Tebow was offered a new NFL position, #TebowTime began trending online, furiously. Politically speaking, Tebow could easily garner votes and the Republican party is hoping that he can revitalize its fan base and bring in millennials, who are currently supporting candidates like Bernie Sanders, to the GOP. In addition, Tebow's popularity, his strong Christian faith, and his relatively spotless record would make him a perfect fit. While Tebow has expressed interest in politics before, there is no official word as to whether he will run for office. In a interview with FOX News, Tebow said, "If there's a chance you can make a difference someday in something, then that would be interesting." Only time will tell if it's officially #TebowTime again.

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