For years NFL coaches attempted to persuade Tim Tebow to make the transition from quarterback to tight end, but he refused. To his core, he was a quarterback.

Either that, or he was simply biding time until his true calling came: baseball.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is pursuing a career in professional baseball.

“Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures,” Jimmy Sexton, Tebow’s football agent, said.

“Tim’s athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball. Knowing Tim’s passion and desire, we won’t be surprised by anything he accomplishes.”

Tebow was once a prolific baseball player, hitting .494 as a junior in high school and being named to the All-State Team, but it’s been over a decade since he picked up the glove full time. Now, after almost a year of tuning his skills in Arizona and Los Angeles, Tebow will be holding a workout for all 30 MLB teams at the end of the month.

At 29, he is one year younger than Michael Jordan was when he retired from the NBA (the first time) to pursue a career in baseball. We’ll see if it works out better for him.