Some Republican presidential candidates are looking to NFL quarterback Tim Tebow for some help this electoral season.
While gaining popularity on and off the football field, The Associated Press is reporting that some candidates have reached out to the leader of the Denver Broncos’ offense. As an Evangelical Christian who is known for praying on the field and his pro-life stance, multiple candidates have reportedly reached out to the NFL star.
Although Tebow told AP that multiple people have reached out to him, he would not confirm who. However, he explained his reasoning for denying the opportunity to be a part of the campaign process.
"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," Tebow told the publication.
Even though the quarterback has declined to endorse any GOP candidates for the upcoming election, he has been a hot topic on the campaign trail. During Michele Bachman’s run, the No Compromise political action committee who supported the former tea party candidate compared Tebow’s flaws and underdog status to hers in a television ad.
“He’s not smart enough. His mechanics are no good. He’s not accurate enough,” the advertisement said. “Still he just keeps winning.”
The ad included Bachman by saying, “The same could be said of Michele Bachmann: no baggage, Christian, and like Tebow, she keeps fighting and she just keeps winning votes.”
Texas Governor Rick Perry seemed to start the trend, comparing his campaign to the Broncos quarterback by saying, "I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses."
While fans of Tebow may not be able to find the NFL star on the campaign trail, he will make an appearance in the next round of the NFL playoffs against the New England Patriots on Saturday.