The Atlanta Braves have interest in signing former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor league deal, ESPN's Pedro Gomez reported.
The Braves were one of the five teams that met with Tebow 1-on-1 after his workout last Tuesday, according to Gomez, who also reported that the Rockies were showing interest in him as well.
Tebow held a workout for 28 of the 30 Major League teams last Tuesday at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he showcased his baseball skills on both sides of the plate. The Cubs and Athletics did not attend his workout.
Tebow's workout generated a wide range of reviews from scouts, though the consensus was that he had lots of raw power but still needed polish with the other parts of his game.
The 29-year-old and former Heisman Trophy winner announced last month that he was interested in playing professional baseball, even after spending more than a decade away from the game, having last played it in high school.
The Braves, at the very least, make sense from a geographical standpoint. Tebow grew up in eastern Florida and was a standout quarterback at the University of Florida, just 330 miles from Atlanta and in "Braves territory."
The Braves may also be interested in Tebow to mentor some of their younger players. Well known for his work ethic and persistence, Tebow could be a good fit for an Atlanta team that is going through a rebuild.
It's hard to know, if signed, how much of a baseball impact Tebow will have on the Braves but any could be an added bonus.