Tim Tebow has been mentioned throughout this GOP primary more than any football player we can ever remember, but that doesn't mean he'll be tossing his high profile endorsement to any of the candidates. From Rick Perry calling himself the Tim Tebow of the Iowa Caucus (maybe he meant the Tebow of the last game against the Patriots) to Michele Bachmann employing Tebow in a campaign ad, the Broncos’ QB has been a oft-used theme in this year's primary.
Today the AP reports that while Tebow has been on the receiving end of some GOP primary candidate "asks," he's not likely to endorse.
Per the AP:
Sensing the excitement and loving his message, Tebow is also being courted by Republican presidential candidates. The quarterback recently told The Associated Press he's been asked by more than one of the contenders for his support. He wouldn't name names, but did say he'd declined the offer.
"I think you have to have so much trust in who you support, just from product endorsements to endorsing a candidate because if that person or company does something (bad), it reflects on you," said Tebow, who's a pitchman for Nike, Jockey and FRS energy drink.
Tebow has, however, placed himself in the political realm before — two Super Bowls ago when he starred in a Focus on the Family commercial with his mother sharing the story of how she gave birth to him in the Philippines in 1987 after spurning a doctor's advice to have an abortion for medical reasons. After being criticized for that ad, he didn't do an encore and instead tries to toe the line of showing his religion without shoving it down people's throats.
As Coloradans we're glad to see him keeping his focus on the New England battlefield that really matters — Gillete Stadium.
But come February, we wouldn't mind seeing him on the stump to bring down Big Barry just like he brought down Big Ben on Sunday.