Tebow, who is currently playing baseball in the New York Mets organization as an outfielder on the Single-A Columbia Fireflies, joined the Eagles in April 2015 but was released before the start of the 2015 regular season.
Tebow said he was starting to strongly consider starting a baseball career when he got the call from Kelly.
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“I'm literally in the on-deck circle, and my brother hands me the phone and says, 'It's Chip.'” Tebow said. “I'm thinking [exhales] like really, I just got excited about this. And now he calls, and I'm torn again.”